Decade of Decisions

Yes, this decade will be an inflection point in American history.  The COVID-19 pandemic and the death of George Floyd have provided a universal platform for the long overdue call for racial equity. These events have made it impossible for any morally founded, rational person to ignore society’s major flaws and pine for a return … More Decade of Decisions

A New Equilibrium

How communities work- Communities, large and small in America, are governed by the natural tendency toward disorganization. It is governmental structures, administrative processes and social/cultural norms that are the bonds that tie civilization together. Therefore society, systems and organizations require equilibrium to survive. Equilibrium should not be confused with equality. It is about balance within … More A New Equilibrium

Be Humble

Why Tampa Bay is not on the Amazon HQ2 shortlist None of the Tampa Bay executives I interviewed last year thought Tampa Bay would make it into the Amazon main event and most of them thought the entire state of Florida was a long shot.  What was certain to follow the HQ2 announcement was a … More Be Humble

Blake Collins Group sponsors Jameis Winston’s: A Night to Achieve Dreams

The mission of Jameis Winston’s Dream Forever Foundation is to impact the lives of financially disadvantaged children and youth through encouragement, opportunities and resources to develop and achieve their dreams. Winston and his Buccaneers teammates will step off the field for one evening only to mix and mingle raising funds to launch the Foundation.  Funds … More Blake Collins Group sponsors Jameis Winston’s: A Night to Achieve Dreams

Risk Experts on Boards Still Not a Given

April 10, 2017 By Tony Chapelle, Agenda Week Governance observers disagree about designating board members to serve as risk experts. Fewer than 20% of Fortune 500 directors serve on a board that has designated any member as a risk expert. That’s an “astonishingly low number,” according to an investigation that reviewed the biographies of more … More Risk Experts on Boards Still Not a Given

Florida This Week

Florida This Week is West Central Florida’s longest-running primetime public affairs program. Moderator Rob Lorei leads a diverse roundtable of journalists, academics, officials, and other political insiders for lively talk. This week: Calls for a federal investigation into Donald Trump’s donation to Pam Bondi’s campaign; The number of debates between the U.S. Senate candidates is still … More Florida This Week

Quest for Excellence

Michael E. Collins-2016 To optimize performance, a leader has to balance strategic agility and dependable operational excellence. As it relates to strategy, it is important to have a portfolio of activities to pursue if the skill set and competency exists in your operation. In a rapidly changing environment, I advocate linking elements of an organizations … More Quest for Excellence