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How to Find Great Techs

"I can't find great techs." That's the #1 problem contractors share with me, over the phone and on the seminar trail. A few contractors have solved this problem. Jim and Jason Criniti have. My best friend and mentor, Al Levi, introduced me to Jim Criniti a few years back. Al was working [...]

How to Find Great Techs 2017-09-19T20:13:16+00:00

How to Get What You Want as an Employee

I got my first job at 14.  I’ve had about 50 jobs since.  I got fired a few times.  Each experience taught me valuable lessons and skills.  At heart, I am still that trouble-making, fence-testing employee.  Much of my business advice comes from that perspective.  Most of the time I give advice to [...]

How to Get What You Want as an Employee 2017-04-28T16:24:22+00:00
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West Point Leadership Lessons for Election Day

Ellen and Gen. Russel Honore What a cool experience to speak at West Point!  I participated in the West Point Leadership Academy, three days of speaking and exercises designed to expand our skills as leaders. And, oh, the setting! Every stone of the fort and military academy oozes leadership. (My presentation was called [...]

West Point Leadership Lessons for Election Day 2016-12-01T14:55:06+00:00


Are you struggling with your compensation program? I worked with a client who had a "circus train" approach to how they were paying office personnel.  Every person had a different deal...salary, hourly and no justification for why one person made more than another.  It took some planning and clear communication, but we fixed it.  We made [...]

Compensation…UN-Complicated 2016-12-01T14:55:06+00:00
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Do You Love Your Employees?

I love sharing the best of what I have learned in my long life and career.  Mostly, I speak about simple financial systems and UN-complicated business planning. However, in most of my presentations, the conversation settles on employees.  You need some help if you are going to clean up your financials, set up great scorekeeping [...]

Do You Love Your Employees? 2016-12-01T14:55:07+00:00
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Lost a Great Employee to the Competition?

Oh, it breaks my heart when this happens:  A good team member...leaves.  A client of mine called and told me that one of his key team members resigned.  Let's call the employee Dan. (Know that that's not his real name, and this story is a mashup.)  Dan is a great guy and had been with [...]

Lost a Great Employee to the Competition? 2016-12-01T14:55:09+00:00

Become a No Drama Leader

Greetings! Got drama?  Have you had it with complaining and blaming?  Maybe even backstabbing?  Every team goes through good times and bad times.  However, there are thing you can do – and NOT do! - that will help you and your team live in peace, harmony and productivity.  It comes down to leadership. My pal [...]

Become a No Drama Leader 2016-12-01T14:55:09+00:00

Dumb Systems Torture Team Members

I travel a lot.  I appreciate when the hotel staff does a great job of making me comfortable.  Sometimes I don’t need a lot of care, so I will place the “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door.  Recently, after having done so, I hopped in the shower.  At which point someone started knocking on [...]

Dumb Systems Torture Team Members 2016-12-01T14:55:12+00:00