Tether, Fasten and Link Your Communication Efforts

This blog originally published in Printing Impressions   Tether, fasten, and link virtually mean the same thing — connect. So, what point am I trying to make? Getting connected to your customers, getting your services and technology connected, and getting your team connected have never been more important than it is today. Things move fast, clients […]

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Your Financial Levers – No Silver Bullets

This blog originally published in Printing Impressions   Managing a printing business is a difficult task, period. I’m sure that there are other businesses that are as equally difficult, but the custom manufacturing, high technology, high client touch and transformative business is not for the faint of heart. When it’s going well, it can be a […]

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Your People, the True Leading Indicator

This blog originally published in Printing Impressions   How much are you investing in your people? I’m not talking about wages and benefits, but rather their training and development, their growth in what they do in your business? Let me ask the question in a different way – are your employees engaged and excited about what […]

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Your Sales Team, Today and Tomorrow

This blog originally published in Printing Impressions.   The effectiveness of the sales team remains an ongoing concern for most sales leaders and CEO’s in the Graphic Communications industry. How many of your reps made budget last year or increased their sales from the year before? Recently, several CEO’s I’ve spoken with have given up on […]

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Bravo to Those Who Make it Happen, Get it Done

This blog originally published in Printing Impressions.   Printing is a tough business. It’s custom manufacturing that companies try to streamline every day. There are variables in the materials used to produce the printed piece-from the client supplied files to the raw materials used, and while much better than the past, variables in the manufacturing process […]

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Risk and Responsibility, Part 2

This blog originally published in Printing Impressions.   As owners and members of the leadership team, you deal with the risk and responsibility for getting it right, making it right and keeping it right for the business, your employees and your customers. I’ve previously written about the importance of the three P’s – People, Process and […]

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Your Saturday Morning Yellow Pad

This blog originally published in Printing Impressions.   Working on the business gives you the opportunity to step back from the day-to-day minutia of urgent to-do’s and handling other people’s issues. While these day-to-day issues are important to keeping the trains running on time, planning for tomorrow, next quarter, next year, or beyond is critical for […]

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Become the Leader Your Company Deserves

This blog originally published in Printing Impressions.   Congratulations, whether you have recently been anointed as the leader of the business, or you started the company 30 years ago, your organization needs a steadfast leader at the top of the food chain, and that is you. The role is filled with highlights and heartache. You need […]

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