Bill Yeargin

Being “crisis ready”

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By Bill Yeargin The past 100 years has seen one crisis after another; WWI, the Spanish Flu, the stock market crash, the Great Depression, WWII, Korean War, flu’s of the 50’s and 60’s, Vietnam War, Oil Embargo, inflation, sky high interest rates, the ‘87 stock market crash, the Gulf War, 9/11, the Great Recession and now COVID-19. You’d think we ...

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Lessons from Gulliver’s Travels

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By Bill Yeargin Interested in a classic book that is fun to read and full of leadership lessons? Read (or re-read) Gulliver’s Travels. Gulliver’s Travels, written by Jonathan Swift, is the first-person account of Lemuel Gulliver, an English surgeon and sea captain who visits remote regions of the world. A brief reminder of Gulliver’s four trips is as follows: - ...

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Don’t just restart your business – “reset” it

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By Bill Yeargin These are extremely stressful times for business leaders. We are all wondering what we should be doing during this period of uncertainty. There is no playbook to read; we are writing it. With the many challenges leaders are currently experiencing, it may seem too early to be thinking about reopening your closed (or soon to be closed ...

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Crisis leadership

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By Bill Yeargin The global community is dealing with a crisis unlike anything those of us alive have ever experienced. It feels like we are in some sci-fi movie with a pandemic slowly (or not so slowly) moving across the globe. A crisis like what we are experiencing requires great leadership and, unfortunately, some leaders who are excellent in a ...

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Good things will happen

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By Bill Yeargin We are living in a time that reminds me of eras we read about in history books but never thought we would experience. During this challenging period, it might be hard to imagine any good coming out of what we are experiencing, but history teaches us that good comes out of even the most difficult situations. Many ...

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Boating to the rescue

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By Bill Yeargin If you are feeling stressed, you are not alone. Between the presidential election in the U.S., the wildly fluctuating equity markets, and COVID-19, even the normally stoic are feeling a little anxious. Our hearts go out to those who have been impacted, especially those impacted by COVID-19. And, our prayers go out to those around the globe ...

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Election year thoughts

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By Bill Yeargin 2020 is a U.S. presidential election year with the first caucuses and primaries right around the corner. Before we know it, November will be here, and the citizens of the U.S. will be voting. Election years in the U.S. are interesting because they result in a unique and intense focus on political topics that is beyond the ...

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Thanks Thom!

By Bill Yeargin In the Old Testament we read the story of Queen Esther who was told by her cousin Mordecai that she had been put in her position for “such a time as this.” While we may not read about Thom Dammrich in a future religious text, there is no question that during his tenure at NMMA he was ...

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The future is bright

By Bill Yeargin Ever since humans embraced both the division of labor and trade, millennia ago, people have been wealth creating machines. Division of labor increases productivity and trade encourages innovation, both of which lead to breakthroughs that keep increasing the wealth, health, lifespan and happiness of the world community. Human freedom, prosperity, standards of living, health, comfort, and lifespans ...

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White House visit, environment, and boating!

Yesterday I was honored to be back at the White House, this time with a few others from our industry, to hear President Trump and several cabinet secretaries share what they have been doing related to protecting the environment. It is always an honor to be invited to the White House and, while many believe the Administration should be doing ...

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