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How to Deal with Frustrating Employees

Do you have frustrating employees on your staff? You know, those with some good potential but just can't seem to level up to what you need them to do? It's not a good situation all around. For the company, for you as their boss, or even…
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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.…
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…