Management Reference Checklists

In an attempt to become a more effective leader, I have spent a significant amount of time researching strategies that I can use to help me deal with specific challenges. In this vein, I have developed a number of different checklists to help me succeed at overcoming these challenges. Using a checklist is a simple…

The Value of Management Meetings

Do you have management meetings? If you take notes, have you ever looked back at the minutes from the past and compare them to present day meetings? You may find the same discussions on the same issues. If properly conducted, meetings are an excellent format to foster teamwork, develop individuals, exchange ideas, build communication, make…

Productivity Improvement

The idea that workers are skilled on every activity, focused all day, highly motivated for results, and directed by sensational leaders is a bit of myth. Recognizing that in order to rise to a greater standard, leaders must initiate well thought out processes and countless “tweaks” on whatever causes less desirable results to be produced.…

Tune Up – Cars need them, so do Businesses

Business owner/operators are often overwhelmed by the daily challenge of fierce competition, a difficult economic environment and having enough resources to weather soft periods. “Show me the money” Leaders often ponder, “How do I get my business to a better place”. If invited, specialized outside eyes would ask a series of questions to identify, analyze…

Measurement in Business

Over the decades, large amounts of energy produced data banks of information that went relatively unused and consequently unappreciated. New theories in industrial psychology propose that measurement is the only way to manage objectively. Measurement systems must create value with a focus on operational excellence, product/service leadership and customer intimacy. This process helps us to…