Fred Engelfried

Fred Engelfried
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Fred Engelfried is Director/Chair of North Coast Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary Lewis Tree Service, Inc. He has been a member of the board of directors of Lewis for over 20 years, and for 10 years prior to that worked with the company intermittently in various consulting capacities. He also is President of Market Sense Inc., a participative management firm that has served more than 100 regional clients over 35 years.

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What Makes Up A Total Leadership Package?

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Why Defining Expectations Is Important For Any CEO

Our customers and clients place expectations on us and expect that we will meet them or exceed them and let them know ahead of time if we won’t. Don’t we deserve as much? Only if we ask!

The Higher Purpose Of Being A CEO

CEOs of the Business Roundtable are understanding what many leaders in the mid-market learned long ago—the true perks of being a CEO go well beyond increasing profits.

The Benefits Of Thinking Out Loud

Adding as much transparency to critical decision making will go a long way to instilling confidence in the team that there is logic and purpose to their role.

Why You Can’t Tolerate Ambush Communications

If you initially tolerate ambush communications, it can become a pattern of behavior. Unchecked, these “well-intended requests” can wear you down, change your mood and worse, affect your value of the messenger.

Lessons For Leadership During Market Volatility

No one is suggesting the recent market volatility will lead to a repeat performance of ‘07/08, but it certainly looks like it will be a while before we find calmer waters. Here are lessons for leading during these uncertain times.

Do You Solemnly Swear…

In positions of leadership you are bound to be confronted by the unknown; it comes with the territory. Fred Engelfried recalls a time when he was subpoenaed and the impact this "unknown encounter" had on him.

Lead With Your Weaknesses…And Strengths

When you have awareness of the skills you lack, you'll understand that taking on tasks that required those skills will lead to false starts, wasted time and of course…frustration.
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