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
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
In a paint company, as in most companies, there are multiple departments that must work effectively together to ensure the success of the organization. In a nutshell, there are a lot of moving parts, literally and figuratively.
It is easy to become compartmentalized, or focused only on your one job in your department, while forgetting the big picture. This can quickly result in delaying or altogether missing key communication between departments – the key to success. Continue reading The Key to Success