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Accounting Can't Control Customer Experiences

Accounting Can't Control Customer Experiences

Here's one for you today. Are your customer experiences being controlled by the accounting department? I don't have a beef with accountants. By large they are lovely people. But if your customer experience and marketing is controlled by…

3 Key Tips For Customer Education

As a business owner, one of the primary things that you have to do constantly is customer education. This industry is filled with esoteric terms, too many choices, and potential landmines that can shift an easy order to a disaster if you…
The Difference Between Strategy and Tactics

The Difference Between Strategy and Tactics

One of the most apparent challenges that I see from my coaching seat is that for many shops, there is some confusion between Strategy and Tactics.  The meaning of these words to some people are basically interchangeable. I can hear you now,…
Attack Problems Not People - Marshall Atkinson

Attack Problems, Not People

So you were walking the shop floor the other day and you noticed one of your workers, Fred, aimlessly wandering around. It looked weird. At night, you lie awake in your bed worrying about how you are going to get all of the orders completed…
Excellence is in the Next Five Minutes - Marshall Atkinson

Excellence Is In The Next Five Minutes

Did you know that "excellence is in the next five minutes"? When you are doing something, how much thought are you giving to the actual effort you give it? Is that the absolute BEST email you can write, or are you just firing something…
Accountability Is Binary - Marshall Atkinson

Accountability is Binary

Ready to nerd out? How about this phrase, "Accountability is Binary"? I was speaking with a coaching client a few weeks ago about a few employee challenges they were facing. During the conversation, our dialog path focused on the fact that…