Finding Quality Employees for the Decorated Apparel Industry

Finding Quality Employees for the Decorated Apparel Industry

One of the biggest challenges a shop faces currently is the problem of finding quality employees. I personally hear about it from shop owners practically every single day. "Help! My guy just quit and I need a new ____________". Fill…
Leonardo da Vinci's Customer Service Failures

Leonardo da Vinci's Customer Service Failures

Recently I finished Water Isaacson's fantastic biography on Leonardo da Vinci. As an artist myself, I've admired Leonardo's genius level ability to create on his own terms. He basically just did what he wanted, regardless of what his patrons…
Momentum is Power

Learn Why Momentum Is Power

"Momentum is power.", said famed inspirational leader Tony Robbins. Have you ever pondered the concept of momentum? At rest, nothing much happens. The effort and sweat needed to get started with anything can often be intense. But once…
High Fives and Gratitude

High Fives and Gratitude

This article is all about Gratitude, with a capital "G". Thanks! That's right. I want to give you a big High Five and Thank You for reading my blog posts, eBooks, and talking to me about your shop. In December of 2010, I started Atkinson…
Avalanche of Accountability

Avalanche of Accountability

How is the accountability level in your shop? You know, the daily level of "Get 'Er Done"! I'm not singling out production either. They often get the short end of the stick when other departments upstream don't hit all of their goals like…
Head Junk

Is Your Head Full of Junk?

Is your head full of junk? Recently I spent about twenty or thirty minutes with one of my coaching clients who was slogging through a series of doubts about their business. They felt inadequate. Like they didn't belong in the industry. A…