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Head Junk

Is Your Head Full of Junk?

Is your head full of junk? Recently I spent about twenty or thirty minutes with one of my coaching clients who was slogging through a series of doubts about their business. They felt inadequate. Like they didn't belong in the industry. A…
No Excuses Mentality for Decorated Apparel Shops

No Excuses Mentality for Decorated Apparel Shops

Quick question: Can your shop operate with a no excuses mentality? For the decorated apparel industry, what does that exactly mean anyway? At best, it's a culture-driven herculean challenge. Worst, it probably means some people you work with…

3 Secrets On Outsourcing Art

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Have you ever thought about outsourcing your art? I know. Your creative team rocks. I've been there. I was an art director for 14 years. But in the last few years, many shops have started outsourcing their art tasks to creative teams in…
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…