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[…]

Solving workplace conflict

Dealing with workplace conflict – the right way!

According to Forbes, a typical manager spends 25-40% of their time dealing with conflict.  I’m not sure who Forbes was polling, but it can’t have been any of our clients!  However an oft-quoted study from CPP Global that feels closer to home finds that 89% of employees have experienced a workplace conflict that escalated, 67% have[…]

Motivating a remote employee

Featured Success Story: Motivating a Remote Employee

 Greg P. Greg is a Director in a firm that develops and implements specialized programs for strategic communications, public involvement and community relations.  He leads the Transportation and Infrastructure Practice and divides his time between the San Francisco and San Diego offices.  Greg’s team members, for the most part, work remotely. Greg implemented techniques from multiple[…]

Not accountable

Why isn’t anyone accountable on my team? 5 reasons why…

“I wish my team were more accountable!” When people are more accountable for their own work, results and the decisions they make, their organization becomes much more effective. If you want your team to be great rather than mediocre, you need to hold yourself and others accountable for actions, decisions, time milestones and quality of work. […]

Understanding the FOR WHOM and the WHY

Featured Success Story: Keeping the FOR WHOM and the WHY in mind…

  Chip Lindgren Chip Lindgren is Founder and CEO of A.G. Scientific, a leading San Diego based biochemical supplier for the life science marketplace.  He has implemented a process of helping his team understand the FOR WHOM and and the WHY of the work they perform, giving them greater satisfaction and developing passion within the workplace.[…]

Raising engagement

Featured Success Story: Higher Involvement leads to Higher Engagement

  Joe Campbell Joe Campbell is Design Engineering Manager at InterTrade Industries, the world class full service custom thermoformer based in Westminster.  He applied principles from the session “How to Increase Workplace Performance” to raise engagement and reduce delays within his team. ITI employs CNC programmers who program the machines that make the mold tooling used[…]

critical thinking efficiencies

Featured Success Story: Two’s Efficient, Three’s a Crowd!

  Donnie Foster Donnie Foster is Director of Operations at R.D. Engineering & Construction, the leading general construction, engineering, and telecommunication services company based in El Cajon. During a recent round of site visits he applied critical thinking to the status quo which delivered major efficiencies. On one particular type of job which has traditionally[…]

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),[…]