Inventory Forecasting 101 One of the most enjoyable aspects of working is we get to learn new stuff — constantly, almost every day. Sometimes a blog post is all you need to gain a basic understanding of a specific topic… for instance Inventory Forecasting. If you need to learn more, we’re fortunate to have an abundance… Read More »
One of the best things about my job is that it’s filled with challenges to keep my mind sharp. No crossword puzzles required! This week’s challenge is to create some dashboard-type output from a bunch of Excel spreadsheets. I picked up a few tips from Udemy, so I need to give them a shout-out. If you… Read More »
For the past several weeks, I’ve been fortunate to attend Sandler sales training. The Sandler training program includes a bunch of keywords, pictures, and techniques designed to shift sales people from the stereotypical used-car-salesman-type to a trusted and professional advisor. Whether or not you are in sales, as a working professional you will probably find yourself selling something to someone (ideas, projects, opinions, decisions, budgets, etc).
As a lifelong adult student, I truly enjoy education. There is something very satisfying about learning a new concept and then applying it somewhere in your life. Here are five key reasons to consider continuing your education: Success in coursework will enhance your confidence. Success and confidence work together in a sort of upward spiral.… Read More »
I’ve worked for a small, family-owned business for 15 years. Prior to this, I ran an IT consulting company with friend. Together, these jobs represent 23 years of work during which I’ve never received a performance review. I suspect this is fairly common for senior-level executives and small business owners. To make sure I continue… Read More »
Regardless of your title, most managers and executives find themselves performing “training” (selling, pitching, teaching) at some level. PowerPoint is OK when done right, and there are tons of blogs out there to give you suggestions for “how to build a better PowerPoint presentation. I’d like to cover some alternatives. Here are a few ideas.
Here is a basic rule of life: Our rewards in life will always match our service. This concept has been repeated in different ways over the years: As ye sow, so shall ye reap (God) For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction (Sir Isaac Newton) The extent and nature of our service… Read More »