Archives from March 2011

Ray Anderson on a Commitment to Environmental Sustainability

How to manage waste and save money.

March 25, 2011 / Podcast # 11-12

Ray Anderson

Being environmentally conscious isn’t just a fad for Ray Anderson. He was working to raise awareness long before the trend of “going green.” To him, it’s more than just a marketing phrase, it’s a way of doing business. It’s also a way to reduce waste and, in the long run, save money, but only if the company is genuinely committed. Read more…

 

Mark Murphy on How to Get to Where You Want to Be

Visualizing goals helps to make them real.

March 18, 2011 / Podcast # 11-11

Mark Murphy

To Mark Murphy, the key to success is visualization, for personal goals as well as business goals. If you’re training for a marathon, it’s helpful to imagine crossing the finish line. The same is true for business. If the company has goals, it’s up to the managers to paint a picture of success that inspires the employees, gets them motivated, and helps them meet that goal. Read more…

 

Robbie Vorhaus on Making Changes to Be More Efficient

The small changes that can change your career.

March 11, 2011 / Podcast # 11-10

Robbie Vorhaus

Robbie Vorhaus wants you to be a watchmaker, not a timekeeper. A timekeeper may always know what time it is, but if they look away from the clock for one moment, they’re not useful anymore. A watchmaker, however, can create a product that will do the job for him or her, and then go on vacation without losing money. The goal is to build skills and a team that make you necessary and still let you step away. Read more…

 

Russell Bishop on Workarounds that Work

How to get around even the toughest roadblock.

March 4, 2011 / Podcast # 11-09

Russell Bishop

Dealing with emergencies and roadblocks is never easy, especially in the recent economy where every budget and staff is stretched thin. An even bigger problem is when the problem solving is stalled by bureaucracy and waiting for permission. Russell Bishop has several stories of employees who, instead of waiting, took the initiative, took the problem into their own hands, and came up with effective workarounds to get the job done. Read more…