Articles by John Lankford

Family Business Succession: Interview with John Parmentier, President of Paragon Laboratories

Family businesses comprise 80%-90% of businesses in the US. More than 70% of these businesses are going to “change hands." Are you going out on your terms? This insightful interview with a 37 year old son, who is now President of his family owned business will share with you his lessons learned in succession planning. Briefly describe the services your company provide. I am the owner and President of Paragon Laboratories, Inc., a contract laboratory that specializes in the physical, chemical, ... [Click Here]

Performance Improvement: Interview with Julie Kowalski, CEO, Creative Partnerships, Inc.

Have you ever wondered how to improve the performance of your company, or a specific team or even a specific individual? This short interview will challenge your thinking about “performance improvement.”  John Lankford interviews, Julie Kowalski, CEO of Creative Partnerships, Inc., in Troy, Michigan. Creative Partnerships has been helping people and organizations get better at what they do since 1990. Julie, what is different/unique about your company’s approach to improving a company's ... [Click Here]

Premier Executive Forums Launches New “Lessons in Leadership” eMagazine

John Lankford, President of Premier Executive Forums "I am excited to announce our new eMagazine, "Lessons in Leadership." The goal is to always keep it educational, short and offer a powerful look at what great companies are doing in today’s economy.  Every few weeks subscribers will receive  three simple sections: An interview with a CEO doing something great A short thought provoking video An article on a topic impacting your business Your feedback, questions and suggestions ... [Click Here]