January 31, 2023

My Week in Colorado

I spent this past week at Glass Expo Rocky Mountain™ 23. Despite the snowstorm I flew into on Wednesday, it was time well spent. On Wednesday night, I attended the Colorado Glazing Contractors Association’s (CGCA) “Night of Legends” 30th-anniversary gala. It was legendary. I was grateful to be there and listen to stories of how the glass industry had provided paths toward success. For those […]

January 17, 2023

The Importance of Knowing Your Customers

I was part of a zoom call this week with a customer and their staff. It was nice to get the whole group together to review where our business is with this customer and get their feedback on how we can work together in the new year. Holding a business meeting with your customers and listening to what is important to them will reinforce old […]

January 3, 2023

Happy New Year! Time to Rethink Your Business

This is the time of the year when most of us plan for the new year. For many businesses I have approached, hiring more employees is still high on the list. To attract and keep employees, it’s important to plan for how to train and manage your new hires as well as your whole staff. An article I found in Inc. by Marcel Schwantes tackles […]

December 20, 2022

A Little Bit of Second-Grade Humor for All of Us!

What happened to the beans when they showed up late to work? How does an Eskimo fix his broken toys? Did you hear about the teacher who was cross-eyed? Why can’t a nose be twelve inches long? Name two days of the week that start with a “T.” A cowboy arrives at the ranch on Sunday, stays three days, and leaves on Friday. How is […]

December 13, 2022

‘Tis the Season for Saying Thank You

In past blogs, I have often quoted from the book “The Power of Thanks: How Social Recognition Empowers Employees and Creates a Best Place to Work” by Eric Mosley and Derek Irvine. The book explains why social recognition is so powerful and how it can be applied in the workplace. “Workers who are thanked for their work have lower turnover, even high performers, and people […]