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A More Professional ME

July 25th, 2017|

We all feel the day to day pressure of too much to do, and not enough time to get it done but now the process was really on. I had been struggling with the increased workload, countless items that needed to be completed each day.

Intimidating Boss

July 18th, 2017|

"My professional "Pearl" (a person I wanted to improve my relationship with), Rich, owns our company and operates as my Project Manager. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to ride with him from Battle Ground to my job site in Beaverton.

Worst Employee?

July 11th, 2017|

Sarcasm’s Severe Consequences
Ray, Foreman for an electrical contractor in Battle Ground, WA, told Session 2B of Turbo’s Leadership Development Lab (LDL):

“Earlier in my career, I worked as a Grocery Store […]

Extreme Commitment

July 4th, 2017|

Give Me Liberty
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course […]

I, WE, YOU

June 27th, 2017|

Midway through our wiring contract on a new retail store, my plate was full to overflowing. There were more to-do items being added to my To-Be-Done list every day.

Measured Response

June 20th, 2017|

Our company has a standard procedure that requires crew foremen to fill out daily time cards for their entire crew. The foreman does this on his laptop and sends the information to the office at the end of each workday.

Stopping the Leaks

June 13th, 2017|

On a Tuesday morning not long ago, I stopped by unannounced to see the president of the largest, most successful general contractor in Salem, Oregon. He has been a client and friend since 1989.

4H’s

June 6th, 2017|

Leadership is a choice, not a position, and following is a choice, not a requirement. Management is charged with the responsibility of maximizing the value of all resources.

Win the Race

May 30th, 2017|

Extend your vision when moving fast
Yesterday afternoon I met with Jim Merryman, CEO of Oregon Freeze Dry. OFD, as they are now known, is a 53-year-old, 500 employee, food processing […]

Shower of Success

May 23rd, 2017|

About three weeks ago, I was asked by my Superintendent to get the showers turned back on, for the #2 paper machine presses. Having the showers off was causing lots of problems; drop-offs, more shutdowns, too caustic, and loss of felts.