October 14, 2016

What Motivates Younger Staff

I can’t tell you the number of times I sat in management meetings listening to complaints about how the new hires are unmotivated, not willing to put in the hours, seem lazy, and just not willing to work hard. I used to challenge management to see that this is a management issue, not a generation issue, but now I understand the disconnect. Today’s generation of employees want to make an impact. They have technology available […]
October 12, 2016

What is Personal Efficiency?

Personal efficiency is the result of good time-management combined with good self-management. In other words, it’s your personal discipline. But it’s not just about a good time-management systems, because there are many great time-management systems, and yet there is still a huge gap in personal efficiency.  And it’s just about good self-management either.  Technically, personal efficiency is the speed at which you achieve your goals under specific conditions, with a certain quality desired, and at […]
September 30, 2016

Strategic Partnerships & Joint Ventures

A joint venture (also known as a JV or strategic alliance) is an arrangement that will be of mutual benefit between two (or more) people, businesses or companies who have complementary resources or assets that can be leveraged.  What do I mean by resources or assets? I mean products, services, machinery, equipment, buildings, unused capacity and a customer list (or mailing list) that can be leveraged by the owner or whoever approaches the owner with […]