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Viewpoints: Charlatans propose 18% increase in sales tax

The headline "Leaders propose increasing sales tax by 1%" in the BizTimes Milwaukee A.M. Headlines edition on Sept. 10, 2019 was quite amusing. The headline would have been more accurate with something like: "Charlatans propose 18% increase in sales tax."

Milwaukee Biz Blog: Remembering Joe Bartolotta

A passionate entrepreneur who loved what he did.

Better CEOs, better human beings

Over the course of my 21 years as a TEC chair, I participated in more than 6,000 member-to-chair sessions we refer to as “one-on-ones.” I...

Milwaukee Biz Blog: The greatest threat

Feds should stay out of autonomous vehicle business.

When to get out: The CEO’s most difficult decision

Four former CEOs were playing golf together for the first time at a very nice country club in Naples, Fla. After the initial introductions,...

The most difficult job: The CEO of a family business

Have you heard the one about the only non-dysfunctional family being a family of one? The joke is more poignant when discussing family businesses. But it isn't funny.

Difference vs. indifference: Good leaders inspire great customer service

I pulled up to the canopied entrance at the EAA Museum in Oshkosh to drop off a pile of stuff that I brought from Milwaukee in advance of an overnight TEC meeting.

The inner qualities of great leaders: ‘It is about who I...

Simon Sinek created quite a stir with his 2009 TED video titled “How Great Leaders Inspire Action.”

‘Plan for the future, not from the past’

Two men and a truck. A garbage truck, that is.

Weed or feed

One of my TEC members fired a key member of his senior management team recently.

An option for Herb Kohl

The cacophony regarding a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks is swelling. One side says the taxpayer needs to belly up again like we did with Miller Park. Just let the 0.1% stadium district sales tax ride after it expires in 2017. No one even notices this insidious little tax, the logic goes.

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