August 25, 2019

I like to read the comments on leadership books listed on amazon. I find recurring themes in the comments.

Complaining that the book contains nothing new. - My suggestion being the leadership books contain nothing new because there are grounding principals regarding lea...

August 25, 2019

Learning is an additive process. You don’t replace what you know with something new you add to what you know with something new. 

August 21, 2019

I wrote about the toxic work environment in my kid's workplace. The manager causing the toxic work environment is leaving. I am not sure if he is being forced to go, or he just found other work. I am hoping he is being forced to leave from the standpoint that upper man...

August 20, 2019

I don't care how many experts you have in your organization. Common sense has to rule the day. My Business Muse

August 17, 2019

I sit at my computer writing my feelings and reflections on what the close to thirty-six years of a labor of love means to me. I get overwhelmed by the sheer variety of products manufactured by the shop and myself.
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The shop succeeded in every way in its mission of m...

August 1, 2019

Examples of behavior exhibited by a manager, supervisor, or lead that will get me angry enough to blow my top. I have zero tolerance for abusive superiors. They are cowards each and every one. It takes nothing to bully people afraid for their jobs.

1. Abusing the power...

July 31, 2019

The following is based on research as well as my personal experience. Research indicates that businesses with two or more owners are more likely to succeed than companies with a single owner. For the past couple of years, I have had to fight the battles of my small bus...

July 30, 2019

I find that if you look behind the facade of most so-called self-made successes, there is a long string of unsung people behind the scenes. These people range from first employees to managers to front line workers putting in the time and effort in the early years of th...

July 22, 2019

It seems there are some miss perceptions on what a business owner is and what is considered a successful business. My observations after many years in business are that you can break down what constitutes a small business owner into two categories.

Group one is people w...

July 18, 2019

If your companies business model includes the hiring of teenagers, your managers have the responsibility of being mentors. For many teenagers, this is their first job. They do not know what is expected of them in the workplace. Unfortunately, for many teenagers, their...

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MY BUSINESS MUSE

My reflections gathered through reading, listening, personal work experience and observation 

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.

Peter Drucker