Tag: employees

May 3, 2022

When Do You Give a Pay Raise?

How do you accept or turn down a request for a wage increase in your business? This month it’s my turn to start a discussion with Paul Bieber and give him a chance to rebut next week. An issue that we hear all the time is the challenge of finding good people. The other side of this is how we keep our employees, especially when […]

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 7, 2017

Do You Have a Boat Anchor in Your Company?

If you have a boat stored in your back warehouse, you might. I am talking about the anchor you pay an hourly wage to and doesn’t do enough work to earn it. What are you waiting for? Cut that cord, now. I have not met a company that doesn’t have a boat anchor in their organization. The person who has been here so long he […]

October 24, 2017

Two Little Sayings… And Their Impact

I was in the office of an insurance company the other day and saw two sayings on their wall. First, “Don’t Mistake Movement for Achievement,” and second, “You Can Have Reasons or Results.” Wow. I create hundreds of words a week for this blog, and these 11 words can be the entire core of your company. Read my short further thoughts on these words. On movement for […]

October 17, 2017

So Many Subjects–So Few Words

What a week. I lost my bet to Lyle Hill and will be sending a donation, in Lyle’s honor, to a charity helping Puerto Rico. It looks like a Houston-Los Angles World Series, but the Yankees came back in the division series, so there is hope. The Yankees have been there so often, shouldn’t Houston get the chance? But then again, if the Yankees earn […]