Storytelling has existed for thousands of years. Stories ensure the wisdom from decades past is not lost. And so it is with this heartfelt video series featuring Alexis Chase and Michael Chase, sister and brother, co-owners of Chase & Associates.
When your family owned business has been in the packaging industry for over fifty years, you learn a few things. Each episode answers a single question about the packaging industry, coupled with a healthy dose of personal stories and sibling banter.
QUESTION: “How do we install a robust and competitive college recruiting process?”
QUESTION: “I am very interested in bringing in women’s perspective into my senior leadership team, and I can’t find many women interested in manufacturing. Do you have any ideas?”
QUESTION: “So many executives are building for the short-term. I want to build a peak performing team for the long-term. Have any tips?”
QUESTION: “I know that I’m a good leader, but how do I become a truly great leader?”
QUESTION: “I feel like I’m walking on eggshells in any discussion, whether professional or personal. And they can blow up in my face at any moment. How do you cope with this?”
QUESTION: “I’m worried about the mental health of our employees. How can I help them? And to be honest, how can I help myself?
QUESTION: “I’m not okay with abandoning the long-held beliefs and practices that built our company, but we need to modernize to stay relevant. It’s a struggle I face on a daily basis.”
QUESTION: “Every year, I lose some of my best people to retirement. Industry experience like that doesn’t grow on trees. It drives me crazy.”
QUESTION: “I really enjoyed your previous episode on women in packaging. I think I bring a ton of talent to the industry, but I need more actionable insights. The top three things I should do as a woman in the industry to grow my career are what?”
QUESTION: “Our hiring is hit or miss. We have yet to lock down a consistent process that gets results. We offer great benefits with competitive pay but something is missing?”
Question: “Every time we have a job opening, we have to sift through a flood of crappy candidates. How can I solve that?”
Question: “It blows my mind that you are a family owned business. How do you juggle everything?”
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