In October of 2019, Chase & Associates’ long-time business consultant, Bob Olmstead, sat down with Alexis Chase to talk about life, business, and women in packaging. The result was a deep dive conversation filled with authoritative insights and wisdom. Learn more about Women in Packaging by reading the post.

Recessions are a natural part of the business cycle. If you haven’t worked through one yet, you will at some point. And given recent headlines, the party might get started sooner rather than later! But a recession doesn’t automatically mean your company will suffer a slow down, or worse, a contraction. Leave those problems to the broader economy by making your business recession-resistant.So how do you prepare your company for a recession? Let’s look at some sage advice.

Are you intellectually curious? How do you handle professional roadblocks? Are you doing your job or are you proactively building a career? Where there is no risk, there is no reward. Sure, we’ve all heard that saying, but few of us live it. Read our latest blog post to learn more.

The packaging manufacturing sector continues to attract private equity as a dependable growth investment. Packaging has long been a steady ship in the roughest of seas. But is that about to change? Is the flagship of ROI slowly taking on water? A storm of a different type grows in strength and momentum. Read the entire post here.

“Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.” Seth Godin, Entrepreneur and Author of (18) best selling books. Senior executives in the packaging industry have to spin a lot of plates. Legendary leadership? If only you could find the time! We jest, of course. In truth, you’re probably a voracious lifetime learner. But time poverty is real. It’s a thing. And it’s a thing that can get in the way of your growth. Not to worry, Chase has you covered. You’re (15) clicks away from taking your leadership to the next level!

It is easy to forget the human side of moving someone, often an entire family, from one job to another job. Pulling up one’s roots is no small decision. It’s a big decision. It’s an emotional decision. It’s a profoundly personal decision. Read more in the latest blog post.

“Only those who have stood within the bars and heard the din of devils and the appalling sounds of despair can imagine the horrors of the hold of a convict ship.” John Boyle O’ReillyWhat the heck? Isn’t this blog about executive recruiting? The packaging industry? HR tips? Maybe a useful web link now and then? Indeed, it is. Guess how we came upon Mr. O’Reilly’s story? You’re not going to believe me. We met Mr. O’Reilly on a talking wine bottle. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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