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Disco mirror ball with text, Maximizing Your EVP: Employee Value Proposition

Maximizing Your EVP: Employee Value Proposition

Do you have an EVP? This is an acronym for "Employee Value Proposition." An Employee Value Proposition is the specific benefits your employees receive in exchange for the time, skills, talent, and experience they bring to your business.…
Hitting Critical Production Dates

Hitting Critical Production Dates

In the last few weeks, I have had at least a dozen or so conversations with shop owners regarding how-to tips on hitting critical production dates. Their production teams are so behind, they can't figure out how to catch up. If this…
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…
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.…
Shop Improvement Series: Speed - Pedal to the Metal

Shop Improvement Series: Speed - Pedal to the Metal

Maverick from the movie Top Gun famously said, "I feel the need for speed." Now more than ever, this is exactly what your shop needs. Speed. Speed is a competitive advantage. We live in a fast-food lane, Amazon ships and it arrives the…
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…