These are challenging times. My thoughts go out to everyone as we deal with these uncharted waters. Please know that CMI is your partner and resource as we all negotiate this new reality. CMI is ongoingly developing our response to the pandemic. At this point we are doing the following:

    • CMI is following all guidelines and recommendation set by Illinois, Cook County, and Chicago. For the most part we are working from home with occasional forays to the office to manage mail and the like. Everybody is safe and healthy.
    • Bruce has offered himself as an added value resource to clients and organizations in our email base. As added value, he will support and talk with employees and business leaders who are struggling. There is no charge for this service.
    • CMI is facilitating monthly meetings to our clients with their leadership teams at no charge as a supplement to our scheduled work.

As we swim in these new waters CMI will ongoingly be developing new services and ways that we can support. If you have ideas on how we can support please send them to

We are in this together and we will lay new track and demonstrate resilience together.

Thanks so much,


Wear a mask when you are out in public spaces and stay 6’ apart from others whenever possible.

Your compliance with these simple requests saves yours and other people’s lives, supports opening the schools safely, and gets the economy to be healthy.


Additional articles relative to the Covid-19 Pandemic…

Coaching and Supporting in our New World

A Covid Survey and Temperature Check

Thoughts on what we are dealing with….

Guest Blog – Strategic Thinking for the Post-Pandemic Era

Welcome to the Land of Opening Up

The Land of Opening Up – Part Two

The Saga Continues…

Guest Blog – Business Killer: Complexity

Covid-19 – Lessons Learned – and what now…



Reactions to Bruce’s Covid-19 blogs…

“Expect the pandemic to lighten up some over the summer and return in the fall, possibly far stronger, as it combines with the regular flu season. Expect everything to remain the way it is now until we either get to 70% herd immunity or there is a vaccine. Understand it will take time to get there, possibly 36 months.

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