“At Our Company, Our People Come First” is a very popular CEO-mantra, and companies in numerous industries say they want to practice what they are preaching. In theory, at companies that prioritize people, recruiting gets easier, turnover drops off, service gets better and great ideas come to work. However, putting people first at a company, […]
This is the time of year when Americans reflect on the things for which they are most thankful. Earlier this week, I was reminded of how thankful our country should be to have people with purpose like Morrill and Karen Worcester, founders of Worcester Wreath Company, who began the non-profit group Wreaths Across America in 2007 with the goal of honoring military veterans by placing wreaths at the grave sites of fallen soldiers.
In 1982, singer Billy Joel had a hit song entitled “Allentown” with lyrics that represented both the aspirations and frustrations of America’s working class and their resolve in coping with the demise of the American manufacturing industry in the latter part of the 20th century. The song emerged as an anthem of blue collar America, and Joel […]
One of Pat England’s first trips riding shotgun in a Kenworth K100 cabover driven by her husband, Jeff England, wasn’t an entirely pleasant experience primarily due to her morning sickness. She was 6 weeks pregnant carrying the couple’s first child during that 1969 trip. The cabover was equipped with a day cab and offered little […]