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Top 10 Things Employees Value

Top 10 Things Employees Value

Do you need employees? Companies everywhere are starving for them. Lately, I haven't spoken to a business owner or manager in our industry that isn't looking for at least one more new hire to fill out their roster. For some shops, they…
A Guide for Finding Employees

A Guide for Finding Employees

Do you need more employees right now? Chances are that you do. I'm constantly speaking with business owners, and almost all are lamenting that they can't find enough qualified help these days. Many businesses are in a pickle. During the…
The Illusion of Perfection

The Illusion of Perfection

Perfection. We all want it. Strive for it. Lust after it. Even demand it. In the 2009 movie Avatar, the mining company in the film was obsessed with getting a rare mineral. Unobtainium. This was an old engineer joke that director and screenwriter…
Fear is the Wrong Motivator

Fear is The Wrong Motivator

Let's talk about Fear, with a capital "F". It's a big topic, so I have to ask: Are your employees afraid of you? I know some of you will state, "Well they should be. I'm the boss!" I get it. You may even enjoy throwing your weight around.…
What Happens Now? What to do when an Employee Gets COVID

What Happens Now? What To Do When An Employee Gets COVID

Late last week a shop owner sent me a text, "You available for a quick chat? An employee tested positive for COVID." Queue the dramatic freak out music. It is very easy to see multiple challenges ahead for this business in the near future.…
The Iron Grip Fallacy

The Iron Grip Fallacy

This article is about two things: management and leadership. Regardless of the number of people working in your shop, there is one truism you need to keep in the back of your mind, and that is that your company doesn't work without the staff…