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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…
Leading Small Before Leading Big

Leading Small Before Leading Big

Let's talk about leading people. Specifically employees. What are you doing right now to train the next crop of managers in your shop? If you are like most business owners, a leadership development program isn't something that you have…
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.…
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…
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…