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9 Things to Change

9 Things to Change: Start the Year Off the Right Way

It's a brand new year! Woohoo! If you are like me, it's an opportunity to see the future as a new slate. A new chance. Energy level surge, 123%. Until about the second week of February kicks in. Then, will you go back to old habits and…
Finding the Right Employees For Your Shop - Marshall Atkinson

Help Wanted – Finding the Right People for Your Shop

One burning question that I keep reading continuously in industry forums is “I need to hire some staff, where do I find these people?”  Shops often start off small, one person operations.  The business owner has the driving passion for…
Finding the Right Employees For Your Shop - Marshall Atkinson

Hard Decisions – Firing Someone

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By nature I’m truly an optimist when it comes to people.  I want to think that I have a good instinct for making good hiring decisions.  Sure, I hire for skills.  But what I really look for deep down is ambition, drive, intelligence, and…
Finding the Right Employees For Your Shop - Marshall Atkinson

Leading Your Horses to Water

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You know the old saying, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink”?  Lately, I’ve been reflecting on that adage and how it relates to personnel development.  People aren’t computers, either.  We can’t just…