We keep reading of the lack of people in the fast food industry. This is due to the Covid pandemic, the pay rate and other external factors. Robotics has been hugely influential in the automotive and other manufacturing industries for some time. We have even seen it enter the serving industry with robots delivering food in restaurants and hospitals. But now meet Flippy, Flippy is the robotic french fry cooker that works 23 hours a day, 7 days a week without a bathroom or meal break. It gets a one hour maintenance and clean-up break every day. It just works and works and works. This Flippy works at a White Castle fast food restaurant in Merrillville, Indiana. I remember White Castle's from the early 1950's, long before McDonalds ever reared its Goliath like head. A great article in today's Wall Street Journal on Flippy by Christopher Mims is excellent. Robotics, Automation and Artificial Intelligence is the future. Get ready for it. Over time, it will speed-up the process of absorbing low paying unfilled jobs.
Recently I have been doing a great deal of research for a Zoom Class that I am doing relative to the CEO role. Having reviewed literally hundreds of articles, I came up with the following list of Skills and Attributes that all CEO's should theoretically have. This list came from me and the authors of the various articles I have read. The compiled list of 23 traits or skills, in no particular order, are: 1) Active Listening 2) Empathy 3) The ability to share messages and make complex ideas understandable to everyone (storytelling). 4) Strategic Thinking Skills 5) Creativity 6) The ability to inspire and convince others. 7) Flexibility 8) The ability to turn information into action. 9) Project planning 10) System development 11) The ability to assess an employee's strengths and weaknesses. 12) Time Management 13) The ability to build and inspire trust. 14) Strong communications skills 15) Positivity 16) Reliability 17) Management skills (Fi
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