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Leadership in Times of Crisis | Uphoff on Industry

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Each month, Tony Uphoff, visionary CEO of Thomasnet.com, joins Cloud Wars Live for a recurring segment. “Uphoff on Industry” will explore the innovations, upheavals, and breakthroughs reshaping the the world of manufacturing and industrial markets. Join Tony and me as we discuss disruptive new trends in the digital-industrial world. Today, we discuss the best approach to leadership during these very unique times. 

Episode 19

The Big Themes:

  • Metrics that matter: As the ability to track most anything as “data” accelerates, there’s a lag between technology’s ability to capture data and people’s ability to understand the data, spot patterns – and more importantly act on it.
  • Are millennials negatively impacted by WFH? The young generation of managers will have a gap in their learning curve based on not being able to regularly interact with their peers, mentors, and industry face-to-face.
  • Leading in times of crisis: These are very unique times for leaders, and perhaps the best approach is to…
  • Focus on your True North: What are the needs of my customer? How are those needs changing? What do my employees need to adapt, to succeed, to excel? What is my company’s new opportunity? And how do we make money with that?

The Big Quote: “I think it’s a time for leaders to make sure that they’re calibrating their aggression and taking advantage of these opportunities.”

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Tony Uphoff is one of our regular Digital All-Stars. The All-Stars are experts whose video podcasts will focus on the critical themes shaping (and re-shaping!) the business world here in the digital age of 2020. Our intention is to provide regular chunks of timely ideas and insights about high-priority subjects from industry veterans with diverse backgrounds.

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