About Michael Neidle

Mike Neidle is President of Optimal Management incorporated 1994 (www.optimal-mgt.com), 650-655-2190, mentoring staffing owners and managers to maximize sales, profits and company value. He was Executive VP for Snelling and other staffing firms; CEO, CFO and Marketing Director for start ups to Fortune 500 Corporations. He has an MBA and a chemical engineering degree.

 

Succession Planning and More

  By Michael Neidle  |    Thu Sep 29, 2022

Category: Columns, Expert Advice

Having just gotten back from London, after The Queen passing and seeing the new King Charles III and looking lost irritable and confused as described by The British Guardian and being woefully unprepared and unqualified to take in his role as the new English Monarch. One of his first actions...

Crime and Punishment

  By Michael Neidle  |    Thu Aug 25, 2022

Category: Expert Advice

Crime and Punishment is a novel by Dostoevsky but has a message for today. The focus of the story is about someone who convinces himself that with his ill-gotten gains, he could liberate himself and go on to perform great deeds and deludes himself that his crimes were justifiable if...

Teamwork and Loyalty

  By Michael Neidle  |    Fri Jul 22, 2022

Category: Expert Advice

Teamwork is a much-overused word and is applied to a variety of situations and circumstances. I would like to focus on teamwork in a corporate setting, but first would like to provide some context here in other settings and current events where teamwork both failed and succeeded. The Uvalde...

The Employment Picture

  By Michael Neidle  |    Wed Jun 22, 2022

Category: Columns, Expert Advice, Recruiting

It is easy to settle for average or below average these days as the US employee rate of some 3½% and there is a severe scarcity of qualified people in many occupations. Healthcare professionals rate is 0.3%, office managers are at 1.1%, high-tech is 1.3%, managerial jobs are at 1.4%...

More Case Studies

  By Michael Neidle  |    Mon May 16, 2022

Category: Columns, Productivity, Recruiting

Here are more case studies from some of our management consulting engagements over the last 2+ decades. This company had just completed the start-up phase of the business, going from operating from the home of one of the partner’ founders, to a commercial office space. Billings at that time were...

What The Ukraine War Is Telling Us

  By Michael Neidle  |    Tue Apr 26, 2022

Category: Columns, Expert Advice, Productivity, Trends

There is a lot to tell here and what that means for you and your company. We will just deal with five areas here. AGREEMENTS YOU RELIED UPON MAY MEAN NOTHING. After the Soviet Union collapsed, Ukraine was told that if they gave up their vast stock of nuclear weapons, that...

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