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[…]

Crafting a strategy for sales team success

Featured Success Story: Creating a Strategy for Sales Team Member Success

Kevin  Kevin is Parts Manager at a leading trucking products and services company.  He used techniques from “10 Ways to Increase Morale and Motivation” to craft an improvement strategy for one of his sales team. Diagnosing the problem The sales team member was underperforming compared to his colleagues.  Kevin met with him to understand what[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Strategic Change

8 Rules for Making Change Stick

   Dr. Terry Paulson, Author of “Paulson on Change” In a recent study almost 35% of executives predicted drastic change within their organization within the next year.  The majority admitted most change efforts in the past had failed.  At the same time too many businesses aren’t changing enough:  big investments in old systems, fixation with[…]

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[…]