The Way We've Always Done It

The Way We've Always Done It

Do you feel that your shop sometimes is trapped in a rut? Sure, you have years of cranking out orders, but somehow things just aren't the way they should be? It's a nagging feeling really, and you can't quite put your finger on it. Take…
Leadership Clarity

Leadership Clarity

I want you to stop and consider your level of "Leadership Clarity" in your shop. What exactly do I mean by this? Let's review these points and discuss: Leading by ExampleInspiring a Shared VisionImproving ProcessesEnabling PeopleElevating…
Get Off Your Butt To Finish The Year Strong

Get Off Your Butt To Finish The Year Strong

Guess what? 2019 is more than half over! How are you doing with the goals that you set back at the end of 2018? Crushing it? Almost there? Never got started? Regardless of your results, these next six months can have a tremendous impact…
Hiring New Employees for Your Shop

Hiring New Employees For Your Shop

A shop owner sent me an email earlier this week and wanted some guidance on hiring new employees for the shop. I counsel shop owners constantly on this in coaching sessions but haven't really dug into it with an article yet. So, bingo...here…
Processes Transcend Goals

Processes Transcend Goals

In any business, there are plenty of reasons why setting goals is a good thing. For one, it gives us a brass ring to reach. In fact, I've written many articles that are either about setting SMART goals, or used the concept of SMART goals…
Reverse Mentoring

Adopt the Concept of "Reverse Mentoring"

Mentoring. You've heard of that right?  That's when an experienced old pro guides someone through to a faster solution, or quicker way to understand something. I have my mentors and I'll bet you do as well.  I've even mentored a bunch…