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This weekend I was watching one of my recorded sessions of
Chopped (yes, I am a food junkie) and an ad for Hill’s Science Diet came
on. Most of the time I fast forward
through the ads. However, this one
caught my eye. Why?Blackie, my 60 pound Lab/Weimaraner eats a lot of dog food
and I feed him Science Diet. ...
How would you answer this email that I received from a
reader:How would you handle employees that feel they can set
their own schedule and no matter what you say they do what they want. They know if I let them go, I will have no
one to do the work.
Here is my answer:Remind them that the customer writes their paychec...
This summer was really hot in many areas of the
country. One of the air conditioning installation
managers I work with wasn’t having any fun.
He was depressed and dreaded coming to work. His attitude was rubbing off on the field
The remedy - simple. I made him find something to complement
First, full disclosure: Bob Barnes, the owner of Western
Heating in Boise, Idaho has been a client for 6 years. During this time he has
more than doubled sales and achieved double digit profits while growing a great
company culture. I am very proud of what
he has accomplished and how he has grown, both personally and...
If you wait for all of the facts to be in, it is likely a decision will never be made because rarely do you have all the facts before you have to act.In addition, if you or one of you managers waits for a situation to “resolve itself” rather than taking action where appropriate, the situation will resolve itself…...
These are five of the greatest cash flow mistakes I have seen. Make sure you don’t make them.
1. Thinking you can lose money on a product and make it up on selling your other products and services.
If you have 1,000 “give aways” and you lose $10 on each one that is a $10,000 los...