The Importance of Goals, Part 2

By Tex Enoch, Induron Sales Representative

Goal AheadLast week, fellow Induron Sales Representative, Linc York and our President, Davies Hood kicked off the Importance of Goals blog series with a post focusing on making SMART goals and celebrating successes. Check out his blog post here. Today, I’m going to illustrate how setting goals has fueled my career at Induron.

Since starting work at Induron, I’ve changed my goals strategically each year, but my focus remains on market penetration rather than sales.  Continue reading The Importance of Goals, Part 2

The Importance of Goals, Part 1

By Linc York, Induron Sales Representative and Davies Hood, Induron President

PR SailboatAt Induron, goals are very important. Our President, Davies Hood, sets goals for our company as a whole each year, but he also encourages us to (or requires us to) make our own personal and professional goals.

Davies asked several of us to share our thoughts on goal making for a blog series. I worked hard to achieve my goals in 2015, and I’m honored that Davies asked me to contribute.  Continue reading The Importance of Goals, Part 1

New Year, New Opportunities

2016 loadingBy David Hood, Induron CEO

Each year, we pretend that Jan. 1 gives us an opportunity to “start over.” However, none of the important cycles begin or end with the New Year. Not business cycles, not climate cycles, not life cycles, not even school years. The issues we faced in December are still with us, yet we hope that Jan.1 will be the start of something new. Continue reading New Year, New Opportunities

How Induron is Like the National Champions in College Football

football stadiumBy David Hood, Induron President

Just in case you missed it, the University of Alabama (UA) just won the national football championship for the 4th time since Nick Saban became the coach in 2007.

I have never attended UA, but I have been an admirer of its legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant for years. I am now equally a fan of Nick Saban and his coaches —not so much for the team’s wins as much as for the way they coach (teach) the young men on their team. Continue reading How Induron is Like the National Champions in College Football

Why I Don’t Make Resolutions

MISSION STATEMENT smallBy Davies Hood, Induron President

It’s the time of year when everyone is talking about New Year’s Resolutions. And that’s fine… if you’ve got a personal goal to lose weight, quit smoking or stop biting your nails.

But if you’re a manager, I urge you – don’t make resolutions for your business.

Make goals instead. Continue reading Why I Don’t Make Resolutions

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Induron!

holiday pecansOne of our favorite Christmas traditions in giving this very desirable gift to clients, colleagues and friends. Pecans! It doesn’t get much more Southern than that, which is perfect since we are headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

We are so thankful to everyone we work with for helping make 2015 a fantastic one for Induron. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Merry Christmas, and we’ll see you in 2016!

 

 

The Real Santa Claus

Daddy as Santa 6 by 4 (3)By David Hood, Induron CEO

In December of 1947, my dad, William E. Hood, decided to put Christmas lights on his house to celebrate Christmas. It might not sound like a big deal, but we were just coming out of wartime when doing something like putting up lights would have been inconceivable.

He was on the roof of our 3-2 frame house on a 50 foot lot wearing a red jumpsuit when someone drove by and exclaimed, “That looks like Santa Claus!!!” Continue reading The Real Santa Claus

Dancing in the Nutcracker with my Daughters and My Dog

betsy muttcrackerBy Davies Hood, Induron CEO

Being a part of the Birmingham Ballet’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” is something I’ve blogged about in the past. It’s always a popular topic, especially since it automatically gives people visions of me dancing in tights. (You’d rather have visions of sugar plums dancing in your head, believe me.) And I don’t actually wear tights, but I do cross-dress. Continue reading Dancing in the Nutcracker with my Daughters and My Dog

How to Coach a Team

coachingBy Jeff White

I read this article recently titled, “How to use social media to create happy employees.” In my opinion, with a change to some of the examples it could aptly be titled, “How to coach a team.”

Here are a couple of the highlights with my spin on them:

Embrace Your Company Culture. The article talks about sharing your company culture Continue reading How to Coach a Team

Why We’re Thankful for Industrial Coatings

Happy Thanksgiving message with assorted pumpkinsBy Davies Hood, Induron President

This Thanksgiving, we hope you have many, many things to be thankful for. We know we have been blessed at Induron Coatings. As we’ve gone through this season, we’ve been thinking about the things we can be thankful for as a result of industrial coatings. Continue reading Why We’re Thankful for Industrial Coatings