Being able to remain composed goes a long way for the two long minutes into a major earthquake that were described in the account. Supporting this are a lot of heroes who weren't in the room during the event. The leaders and designers who built the earthquake-grade structures, and the facilities people who insisted on the earthquake-proof standards deserve some credit. The future belongs to those who are prepared and Japan is certainly a case study in this.
From the author's first person account, it positively reinforces the idea that experience people are always more valuable. With the leader's calmness and directions, employees are much safer and feel much less shaken. That is another justification why great management is not easy and why they get paid the big bucks
I want to congratulate you and your staff members especially your leader. I can notbbb imagine what was running through the mind of everyone at the phase of uncertainty. It is like seeing death face to face. Earth tremor or 1 minute shaking of the building may not be unusual but the courage to stay confidence is out of bravery. Once again, congratulations!
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.