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.

Why CEOs Need To Pay It Forward

To share our experiences through mentoring provides a user friendly opportunity for others to learn from our failures and successes.  To be respected as a mentor is an honor not shared by many.   

The Skills Of Being A Good Listener

We’ve all heard it often enough — being a good listener is as important a skill as being a good communicator. My experience has shown this to be true but also taught me that intentional silence is an acquired skill.

Good Governance Has A Way Of Growing On You

Good governance is not about optics it’s about protocols and practices that are so embedded in a board’s culture that they can be communicated with the same ease as a company’s vision, strategy and metrics. 

To Survive In Business, Break Your Patterns

As executives we have a key responsibility to preserve the enterprise beyond ourselves.  Often that requires breaking patterns and processes which, though once successful, are no longer that. 

Companies Often Grow Faster Than People

When enterprises accelerate, and they’ve been known to do so from time to time, good performers can be left behind!  Not everyone grows as fast as the enterprise does.

How Intuition And Decision Making Work Hand In Hand

When it comes to intuition and decision making, one approach isn’t any better than the other and this CEO's experience had led him to blend both.

Hit A Plateau On The Way To The Top? Rest But...

Most CEOs know their problems as well as their solutions, but in a dynamic up cycle, they often lack the resources and time to implement those solutions. When the growth curve steadies and before it re-accelerates, take a deep breath and recalibrate,

Success Is Not Immune From Stress

As CEOs, our responsibility, no matter how busy we are, is to guide those who are stressed into safer territory. We have to find out if they’re dealing with ‘what to do’ versus ‘when to do it.’

Tips For Recruiting Employees In A Tight Job Market

Sure, full employment means recruiting is going to be more difficult. That doesn’t mean CEOs should compromise their selection standards.

Guidelines For An Employee Incentive Program

Let’s face it, regardless of their generation, most folks in the workforce welcome the opportunity to earn more for working smarter. Here are some tips to get yours going.
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