December 7, 2021

Tis the Season for Saying Thank You

Last week, I attended a Thanksgiving potluck lunch at FHC. It was great to see the effort everyone put in, not only to make it a success but a great team-building event. People were so proud of the foods they had prepared and had fun talking about the special family dishes they were sharing. One employee explained that they got up at 3:00 a.m. to […]

November 30, 2021

It’s the Time of Year to Say Thanks to Your Team

Holiday bonuses. A wonderful pair of words for employees and a tough word for managers and owners to figure out. The most common holiday gift is cash. It’s easy to write the check, the employees can buy whatever they want and on January 1, you’re ready to start again. It’s a shame that this type of holiday gift won’t give you the best bang for […]

November 23, 2021

It’s Time to Break Some Old Habits

“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”- Peter Drucker Last week I was listening to a news show that discussed using Florida as an alternative port to Long Beach, Calif., to help ease the supply chain issues we are facing. They said that it would only take ships seven days longer to dock in Florida than Long Beach and they […]

November 16, 2021

Let’s Talk About Someone Who Knows Your Business Better Than You

Who could that possibly be?  You do everything at “Your Glass Shop” located on Main Street in Everytown, N.H. Who could know more than you? Hmm, let’s take a good guess … Duh, of course, it is your employees. Each and everyone of them has at least one good idea that can help you and your company. How do you get these folks to use […]

November 9, 2021

The Midfield Satellite Concourse, at LAX from the Architect

Last week, I attended the monthly dinner meeting of the Los Angeles chapter of the Construction Specification Institute (LACSI). It was great to be able to attend a live event again. This was their second monthly dinner meeting since COVID shut them down. The guest speaker was Julien Brochet, architect DPLG, a senior associate at Gensler’s Los Angeles office. Julien just spent the last six […]