How do You Manage People?
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I was in a meeting with a company last week when one of the project managers said he was having trouble with one of the lead carpenters he manages, and was wondering if it was wise to have that lead … Read More

Take the time to teach
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Almost everyday someone in your business makes a mistake. Reacting with anger, criticism, and disappointment is the first immediate thing that normally comes to mind. You feel temporarily better (at someone else’s expense). No matter how hard we try not … Read More

Breakdowns are really opportunities for growth
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The real problem is we don’t see them that way, we try to avoid them as much as possible. When things don’t go the way you expected it’s upsetting to everyone.  We know that we learn from making mistakes…”wisdom comes … Read More

We’re All in This Together!
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As a business owner, being in business for your self for years has taught you the fact that if you don’t produce, you don’t get paid. If your employees don’t perform, you have the option to let them go, otherwise … Read More

Would You Rather be Right, or Profitable?
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Your customers buy from you because of how they feel emotionally.  They may sound concerned about the price, they’re talking about the cost of your bid. But they will buy because of how you and your employees make them feel. One … Read More

What’s the Most Valuable Thing You Have?
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I say it’s your word.  How you demonstrate that fact through the actions of each employee is more important to your customers then what you say. Many companies spend time creating great sounding mission or value statements that are not connected … Read More

Work Smart – Not Hard
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Planning your day, Being clear on the goals for each activity, Running meetings with an effective agenda, Time to work on the business each week, Planning for the next year to two years,  These are habits that give you more … Read More

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