HIA-LI Hauppauge Industrial Park Press Conference

HIA-LI Hauppauge Industrial Park Press Conference

Joe Campolo delivered these remarks at the press conference hosted by HIA-LI and the Suffolk IDA on April 24, 2019. Thank you for having us here today and for listening to this important study. Like everybody else here on the dais, I love Long Island. When I left Long Island to go into the Marine Corps there was never any doubt that I was going to come back here and spend my career here. I attended Stony Brook University, and

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Hauppauge Industrial Park: Current and Future Growth

Hauppauge Industrial Park: Current and Future Growth

Joe Campolo, CMM Managing Partner and HIA-LI Board Chairman, moderated HIA-LI’s panel discussion, “Hauppauge Industrial Park: Current and Future Growth,” on April 24, 2019 at IBEW in Hauppauge. He delivered these remarks to the hundreds of guests in attendance. I’d like to welcome everyone to our Hauppauge Industrial Park Update this morning. As Chairman of the HIA-LI Board of Directors and a Long Island business owner, I’m honored to join you as the moderator for this event as we embark

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Order and Chaos

Order and Chaos

Order and Chaos – One of my favorite movies is “Six Degrees of Separation,” a 1993 comedy/drama starring Stockard Channing, Will Smith, and Donald Sutherland. I watched it again recently, and found myself paying attention to the scene where the trio of actors discuss a two-sided painting by Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian painter credited as the pioneer of abstract art. On one side, the Kandinsky had a wild and vivid depiction while the other side contained a somber and geometric scene. Sutherland

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Incorporating the Leadership Lessons of Jack Welch into Your Business

Incorporating the Leadership Lessons of Jack Welch into Your Business

Jack Welch, GE’s larger-than-life CEO for over 20 years, transformed the company into one of the world’s most successful businesses. Revenues grew five-fold, from $25 billion to $130 billion; income grew ten-fold, from $1.5 billion to $15 billion; and the company’s market capitalization had a 30-fold increase of more than $400 billion. How did he do it – and what lessons can we all learn from his leadership style? Welch knew that revolutions begin at the top. He made GE

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How to Deal with Threats in Negotiation

How to Deal with Threats in Negotiation

Have you ever sat across from someone at the negotiation table who eventually stops bargaining and instead starts giving ultimatums? I’m referring, of course, to the use of intimidation and fear tactics at the bargaining table: someone who threatens to stop negotiating to begin legal action or damage your character and status. How should you respond when the other side begins issuing threats? The two most common and automatic responses are to offer a direct counterattack or to immediately concede

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HIA-LI Chairman’s Spotlight – On Leadership and Ownership

HIA-LI Chairman’s Spotlight – On Leadership and Ownership

HIA-LI’s mission is to support the growth of Long Island business as well as the heart of our economy – the Hauppauge Industrial Park. By advocating for the economic success of our region, we improve the quality of life for all Long Islanders. It’s a lofty mission, and to succeed we must know how to lead. So it’s fitting that this year, our theme is leadership and ownership. I recently presented “Leading Your Business the Marine Corps Way,” and I’d

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My Sordid Love Affair

My Sordid Love Affair

My Sordid Love Affair – I must make a confession: I have been engaged in a sordid love affair for quite some time. Like all affairs, thoughts about my paramour consume my mind, and I find myself rushing from work like a young schoolboy so that we can be together. Once together, we connect in the most intimate of ways, causing my mind to wander to scenes of the most exotic places on earth. My lover, of course, is wine. For some,

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If It Makes You Happy: Emotional Expression in Negotiation

If It Makes You Happy: Emotional Expression in Negotiation

Think you can tell when someone is faking? I’m referring to emotions, of course – and how well you can read a person’s expressions, or fake your own, may make or break your next negotiation. Emotional expression (displaying emotions) is distinct from emotional experience (how you actually feel). According to some fascinating studies, that difference has important ramifications at the negotiation table. In a Stanford University study, Marwan Sinaceur and Larissa Tidens observed that negotiators facing opponents who expressed anger

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HIA-LI 41st Annual Meeting & Legislative Breakfast

HIA-LI 41st Annual Meeting & Legislative Breakfast

By Janine M. Haas HIA-LI members, board members, executives, and a spectrum of public officials gathered at the Hamlet Country Club on Thursday, January 18, 2019 to celebrate the 41st Annual Meeting and Legislative Breakfast event. The presentation of the 40th Annual Report recapped the past year and outlined clearly its goals for 2019. Special guests were Congressman Lee Zeldin, New York State Assemblyman Mike Fitzpatrick, Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter, and Town of

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On Leadership and Ownership

On Leadership and Ownership

            On Leadership and Ownership – It’s great to be back after taking some much-needed personal time off from blogging. The new year is always an energizing time for me, so kicking off 2019 by presenting “Leading Your Business the Marine Corps Way” at our CMM Business Breakfast on January 15 was wonderful. This talk is personal for me, as this year’s theme at CMM is leadership and ownership (something I wish our elected officials

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