Growth at Highest Level in Two Years

All ISM-Houston PMI Indices Point to Expansion

ISM-Houston announced today that according to Houston area supply chain executives, overall economic activity in Houston expanded significantly in March. The overall ISM-Houston PMI diffusion index is at its highest level since early 2019. Manufacturing activities expanded for the fourth month and services activities have expanded for the last eight months.

Click here to see the online version of the ISM-Houston Business Report and here to see the PDF version of the report.

Houston Economy Strengthens Further

Employment Starts to Return

ISM-Houston announced today that according to Houston area supply chain executives, overall economic activity in Houston expanded in February for the ninth month. Manufacturing activities expanded for the third month and services activities have now expanded for the last seven months.

Click here to see the online version of the ISM-Houston Business Report and here to see the PDF version of the report.

Economic Expansion Continues

ISM-Houston announced today that according to Houston area supply chain executives, overall economic activity in Houston expanded in January for the eighth month. Manufacturing activities expanded for the second month and services activities have now expanded for the last six months.

Click here to see the online version and here to see the PDF version of the full report.

Manufacturing Activities Return to Expansion

ISM-Houston announced today that according to Houston area supply chain executives, overall economic activity in Houston expanded in December for the seventh month. Manufacturing activities expanded for the first time since January. Services activities have now expanded for the last five months.

Click here to see the full report on the ISM-Houston website.

Ross Harvison Speaks at SHEN Conference

Ross Harvison, Intuitivum Group Managing Partner and President of ISM-Houston, participated in a panel discussion on “Creating an Open Environment for Change” at the 15th Annual Shell Hispanic Employee Network (SHEN) Conference held recently in Houston. Other panelists included Michael Beckwith, Managing Counsel for Global Litigation at Shell, and Manuel Prieto, Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company.

You can find Ross’ prepared responses to questions by clicking here.

We Need Strong Processes and Systems

Like most business leaders that are looking to create a major change, you recognize the need to build strong processes, systems and organizations to deliver much greater value over the long term. Unfortunately, as a procurement leader with out of date strategic sourcing processes, your biggest concern is shoring up this effort to quickly capture available savings. We understand both of these needs and will help you deliver value near term, and rapidly build business and operations excellence.

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We’re Here to Help

Like most business leaders that are looking to create a major change, you recognize the need to build strong processes, systems and organizations to deliver much greater value over the long term. You may also be concerned that your current activities need to be shored up to quickly capture available savings. We at the Intuitivum Group understand both of these needs and will help you deliver value near term, and rapidly build business and operations excellence.

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Make the Right Job Search Contacts

Executives looking for new talent tell us that in the current human resource rich environment they pick only the best candidates to interview and hire.  They can afford to heavily filter the applicant pool and only speak with the best professionals before they make their decisions.  How do you get on this list?  Is it your resume or you’re your social media profile?  Is it about your overall marketing plan or how much time you put into the effort?  Or, is it about who you know?  It’s all of these things, but in this market, it’s mostly about how you make the right contacts, network effectively and sell yourself.

ISM-Houston provides seminars and on line training materials to help people in transition learn the basic skills of the job search and, more importantly, give you experience developing the interaction skills that you need to engage and sell yourself.

If you are looking for a new opportunity, go to the Intuitivum Job Search Training Aids Page for more information and tools to help you in your efforts.

Understand Yourself First

Have you ever wondered why some professionals develop more rapidly than others?  There has been a huge amount of research in this area and it appears that there is a relatively simple answer.  It’s not intellect or innate ability.  It is more about an individual’s power to understand their capabilities and aggressively pursue improvement.  True high performance comes through a continuous, well thought out review of your capabilities and a focused effort to change.