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Don't Trust Your Process

Don't Trust Your Process

Let's talk about processes. First of all, do you have them? I mean, REALLY have them? I don't want to sound like I don't believe you, but I have to come clean here...I keep bumping into shops that SAY they have processes. But after a…
Leadership: Are you a Thermometer or a Thermostat?

Leadership: Are You A Thermometer or a Thermostat?

Let's talk about leadership for a minute. In your company, community, and industry your ideas and actions matter. For the purposes of this article, we are going to divide leadership into two categories. Thermometer Leadership This…
Idea Implementation Guide

Idea Implementation Guide

Someone once said, "Hey, I have a great idea!" Then, almost miraculously, nothing happened. It went nowhere. Zero money was made. Nothing was improved. Lives were not changed. Why? Because the hard part usually isn't coming up…
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…
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…