Industry News & Articles

Nexus Global Business Solutions, Inc. has gathered a collection of relevant articles to share with our clients across various industries. Stay informed on the latest industry news by browsing through the articles below, and be sure to check back soon for more updates:

Costs, Benefits and Projecting Project Payback

By Andrew Gager, June, 2015

I renewed my subscription to Consumer Reports last month. I don’t buy anything of value without referencing Consumer Reports and two or three other review sources. For instance, I just bought a new lawn tractor. I researched the options for weeks before finally purchasing one. It takes about 1½ hours to cut my lawn with a traditional push mower. I figured a riding mower would cut my mowing time significantly. So my cost-to-benefit ratio was... Read More

Leadership learned the hard way

By Nexus Global, March, 2015

This article first appeared in the March 2015 issue of BIC.

I have learned a few lessons about leadership over my 30-plus years, starting at the early age of 19. I put on my first tool belt as an electrician’s helper in my dad’s company at the ripe old age of 12 where I worked weekends and summers to make spending money. By the time I was 16, I was excited to be able to drive myself to my own jobs. I... Read More

A Global Problem – The Skilled Labor Deficit

By Nexus Global, November, 2014

As I travel in the Middle East, I am becoming more acutely aware of a common problem we all share: the lack of skilled labor throughout our respective industries. I had the pleasure and honor of chairing the 4th Annual Plant Shutdown & Turnaround Conference in Doha this past week. In addition to chairing, I was asked to provide a keynote and master class workshop. I presented “Turnaround Optimization” and was greatly surprised when, after... Read More

Lessons in Leadership: Putting People First

By Andrew Gager, October, 2014

Over the years, I've written numerous columns addressing the major day-to-day challenges facing maintenance and engineering managers, but I've never directly addressed the more personal side of a manager's job — the people.

Many companies say their employees are their most important assets, and a few have been recognized for outstanding employee engagement. I want to share with you a few things I've seen in my career that the best-... Read More