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.

A Hard Look In The Mirror

On advancing racial equality, I encouraged and even mentored, but, regrettably, was never the champion I could have been.

Are You Prepared To Repurpose Yourself (And Your Company)?

Business practices are about to be redefined, this time by necessity rather than invention, and those anchored in the past will falter. A readiness checklist.

We Now Have “Proof Of Pain”

Those who never experienced the pain of a pandemic and ignored the warnings are now suffering the consequences. It shouldn't have happened that way.

Leaning Into Crisis

Hitting the brakes is an intuitive response, but times like these require CEOs employ counterintuitive thinking—and action.

Leading Through Market Volatility (Again)

As recession panic takes hold, CEOs need to stay the course, control what they can and keep employees focused on customers.

In M&A, What You Don’t Know, Can Hurt You

When making an acquisition, you only get one chance to find the flaws in your new mate. After that, you bear the brunt of what you missed.

Embrace Your “Weakest” Link

An underperforming unit isn't always the source of blame. Sometimes that distinction is earned by other links having gained in strength—a sign of progress.

Defining The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Once broadly synonymous with "business founder," the maverick spirit is now a mainstay in executive leadership regardless of who founded the enterprise.

Everybody (Including CEOs) Needs Somebody To Talk To

Regardless of the size of an enterprise, the old adage "it’s lonesome at the top" rings true. If we, as leaders, are to make the best decisions, we will do so with input from others and not in a vacuum.

The Rescue Syndrome

CEOs seem to have an innate desire to do what we can to save people from failing. Some of us aren't very good at it.
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