Featured Success Story: Bazz Houston Project Team

Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Commitment, Excellence, Opportunity These are words that appear on the shirts and walls at Bazz Houston, and these are words the company and its associates live by. Bazz Houston International (BHI) is a successful, innovative metal-forming contract manufacturer in Garden Grove, CA with a facility also in Mexico. BHI has been working[…]

Managing time for amazing results

Manage Your Time for Amazing Results! 9 Tips and Tactics.

Do you produce amazing results? 9 Tips and Tactics We all have the same number of minutes in the day as the Pope, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.  Are you using those minutes to create amazing results personally and professionally? Focusing can create incredible results.  Not focusing – procrastinating, reacting, distractions – results in very[…]

Innovation & Change

What You Can Do to Inspire Innovation

Any successful business must be able to come up with new ideas and ways to implement them, in order to keep operations, products and services fresh. Innovation is about improving something that has come before. Innovation increases efficiency, convenience and effectiveness, and companies who innovate best have the best chance of success. Three barriers to[…]

Featured Success Story: Increasing Ownership to Reduce Fulfillment Mistakes

Devon O’Donnell Devon is Director of Operations at Eye/Comm, the premier full service communications company headquartered in Santee.  He had a challenge in that his fulfillment department was regularly making mistakes, resulting in unhappy customers and/or rushed shipping charges. Fixing the problem Devon evaluated both members of the fulfillment team and identified their strengths and[…]

Cost - Lack of Morale and Motivation

$400B Management Fail (10 steps you can take to avoid it)

Take back your company’s chunk of almost $400 Billion dollar lost in the U.S. Economy each year – or – Morale and Motivation:  How important are they and what can I do about it? by Jonathan Seitz I began my career as a manager within a volunteer organization. Later (after I entered the business world),[…]

Leadership skill - On-boarding

Featured Success Story: How Maz is getting new hires off to a good start!

  Maz Salimi August’s featured Success Story was inspired by Simon Bailey’s workshop: Develop Effective – and Devoted – Employees Simon Bailey teaches that ensuring employee commitment to the brand begins on day one, when they first report for work.  The on-boarding experience shapes new employees’ perception of the organization and their place and value within[…]

Strategic Thinking - Leadership & Management Skill

Strategic Thinking, 4 Pitfalls, and How to Avoid Them

What is Strategic Thinking? We use the words “Vision” and “Strategy” to talk about where we’re going.  Strategic thinking is future-based. Vision, according to Ron Crossland, is the search for meaning.  What do we want to be, as a company, as a department, as a team?  What’s our destination, and why are we choosing to[…]

Developing teams that perform as well when you are not there…

Don’t Just Talk the Talk… Don’t you love the smart aleck who says “clap your hands when I say three”, and then counts “one… two…” and claps on the third beat, instead of saying “three”?  We all clap too, right?  And smarty pants knows we’ll fall for it every time.  Because whatever we hear goes out the window when we[…]

Passion and Performance

Engage your Workforce, Bring Passion to your Workplace

Passion is important More than 2,000 years ago, Virgil wrote, “Your profession is what you were put on earth to do with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.”  People want to be called up.  They don’t want to work for you so much as to work on something important and meaningful. […]