Why are we talking about pivots?

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Being adaptable is more important and long lasting for success. Here are eight steps to be a more adaptable person and organization. There are a lot of articles and talking heads using the word “pivot” as it relates to the medical and economic trauma that we need to do to survive the COVID-19 crisis.  We had to “pivot” from old normal to the “new” normal after the crisis hit.  We had to “pivot” from business closings and personnel layoffs to pumping money into the economy. Ford and GM had to “pivot” from making cars and trucks to ventilators.  We had…...

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Frank Spevak Being a leader in a number of different organizations, small and multi-national, private and public, has provided me with unique experiences to bring new products to market, take existing products to new markets, create training programs for customers, trainers and distributors, reorganizing sales networks, creating strategic plans that have clear measurable and actionable goals, providing leadership at the top management team level. The value of continuous improvement and education is essential. After being in the workforce for several years, I was able to receive a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, cum laude, from the Loyola University of Chicago, studying at night. I also received an Executive MBA from St. Thomas University in St. Paul. Industry involvement is critical to understanding customer needs and wants and the direction in which they are going. I have had the privilege of being the chair of several industry committees and been a contributing author on various standards.