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Tag Archives: leadership

9 Keys to a Company Wellness Plan

length 3:39 (not including bonus content) Have you ever wished you were in better physical shape? Do you find yourself watching your weight at home but totally ignore calories when you’re at work? Or are you working so much that you’re not taking the time you need to work out and be healthy? Well, in […]

4 Tips for Better Work-Life Balance

length 3:56 (not including bonus content) This week’s episode of PowerTips TV is inspired by Roundtables member Herb Lagois of Lagois Design Build Renovate in Ottawa. Herb used the Ask Your Burning Question page to request that I give some work-life balance tips. I’m happy to oblige, Herb! So, whether you are understaffed and have […]

5 Mistakes Most Family Businesses Make

length 3:42 (not including bonus content) Are you part of a family business? If so, do you feel everyone in the family is on the same page with business goals or are you frustrated because everyone seems to want different things? Is the leadership of the business now and into the future clear and spelled […]

Redefining Your Strategic Alliances (part 2)

Last week I explained what our company did to ensure that we would be every subcontractor’s favorite remodeling contractor to work for. I also listed the actions we took at our subcontractors’ requests to ensure we attained and maintained a strong relationship. If you missed the article, you can read it here. In the past, […]

Redefining Your Strategic Alliances (part 1)

We all have them, those partnerships that are critically important to the successful conduct of our remodeling business: supplier, bank and subcontractor relationships just to name a few. I’d like to argue that the most critical of these three are your subcontractor relationships because a representative of the subcontractor is invariably on one of your […]

3 Simple Principles to Succeed in Everything you do

When I run a Remodelers Advantage Roundtables meeting or work with a remodeling company on-site one of the questions that I ask of all the attendees as part of ice-breaking efforts is: “When did you get your first job?” More often than not most of the people in the room started working in their mid […]

Free(ish) Resources Every Remodeler Needs

Have you ever been frustrated because you don’t feel confident that you are leading your company in the right direction? It’s easy to feel like you’re all alone trying to figure it out. But you’re not alone anymore! When I started in this business back in 1990, resources on how to run a strong, profitable remodeling […]

WHO’s WITH ME?! How to get employee buy-in

Change is the key to business if you want better results, happier clients, and increased profits. But have you ever tried to make a change in the way you do business, only to have your employees ignore the new procedure? Or worse, sabotage it? It’s not uncommon. Just because you may understand the need for […]

6 Signs You’re a Bad Manager

Most people in a management position think they are a great manager. Not just good — great! The unfortunate truth is that most managers are far from great. It’s the rare individual that can look at themselves and see their shortcomings. So if you manage others in a remodeling company, you should check yourself for […]