When You’re The Boss

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

Many new bosses take the position that their only goal is to meet deadlines, drive “continuous improvement,” and just get things done (whatever that means). These bosses regularly treat their employees like cogs in a machine – replaceable parts that have little value.

What if YOU were in charge?

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

If you could direct exactly how your tax dollars were to be used at either the federal, state, or local level, how would you want your legislators to spend them? I know it’s all pooled, but just use your imagination.

The Personal Side of Time Management

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”  –Plato, speaking through Socrates in The Apology Am I the only one who finds it ironic that one of the world’s wealthiest nations is the most impoverished in personal time? The more prosperous […]

The 5 Levels of Leadership

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

The 5 Levels of Leadership Becoming a leader in your organization is not always an easy task. Many times, we need to modify certain personality traits and much of the time, we need to abandon certain ones altogether. NEVER make

So You Want To Be In Management

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

Ah, management. The thought just causes your eyes to glaze over, doesn’t it? The golf games, the easy office life, the perks, the expense accounts, the company car, the company credit cards, and the fabulous salary. From this corporate officer’s […]

Sales Managers: How to Coach Your Sales Force – Part 1

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

Many of the examples I will be using in this article deal with outside sales people selling to builders, but the principles of selling are universal. Adapt these suggestions to your industry and let us know what worked. ————————————————– One

7 Things I Learned As A New Manager

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

That first big promotion. What a rush! I held the keys, I made decisions, I made the schedule, I was in charge. Nothing beats the smug satisfaction of a career that’s on track. Add to that the bigger paycheck and […]