MARCH FEATURED ARTICLE Two Rules for Every Game (Business) When my youngest son, Carter, was young he used to love to play board games. Monopoly, Risk, Clue, Don’t Wake Daddy (one of my favorites), Mousetrap, and the list goes on. I also used to enjoy playing these games with Carter. The rules were simple and occasionally I would win. This fed my somewhat compulsive competitive spirit.As Carter grew older, he began creating his own board Read more about Default title[…]
My wife and I have been married for over 31 years. As you might imagine, we agree on far more than we disagree. One area of continual disagreement over this time period has been my driving. My wife suggests, unsolicited most of time, that I drive too fast. Whether it’s in my own neighborhood or on the interstate, she will politely communicate “SLOW DOWN!” Hence, we will then debate the appropriate speed limit for that Read more about What is your Business’s Speed Limit?[…]
This is one of my favorite Ted Talks. Very simple prescription for happiness and success. Take twelve minutes and watch it now.
I am a big proponent of job descriptions. The research overwhelming tells us that our employees need to know what we expect from them in their work. Before making any hiring decision, I believe it is critical to have a job description. This website is a great resource for developing job descriptions. It has a very large database of job descriptions for just about any job you may have in your company. http://www.onetonline.org
A toothpaste factory had a problem. They sometimes shipped empty boxes without the tube inside. This challenged their perceived quality with the buyers and distributors. Understanding how important the relationship with them was, the CEO of the company assembled his top people. They decided to hire an external engineering company to solve their empty boxes problem. The project followed the usual process: budget and project sponsor allocated, RFP, and third-parties selected. Six months (and $8 Read more about A LITTLE HUMOR… Engineering Problems[…]