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Category Archives: Marty’s Blog

Succession Planning Needs Strategic Planning First

Where will your company be in 3-5 years, and who will be running it? Succession planning needs to start with strategic planning. First, ask: Where do you want to be in 3-5 years? What might the world, industry, company and world look like in 3-5 years? What departments, roles and skill sets will be necessary between […]

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The new minimum wage will increase your payroll. So what are you doing about it?

Throughout the country, legislatures are increasing the minimum wage. Some states, such as New York, have scheduled wage increases for each of the next five years, and, according to the Wall Street Journal, in July the minimum wage went up in 15 places: By the start of next year, 29 states and Washington, D.C., will have […]

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Achieving Manufacturing Excellence through a Management Process

Process. Execution. Discipline.  Manufacturing words, right? Yes, but they are also words that describe the way effective management should work.  Just as quality manufacturing depends on a controlled and organized method, so does the management behavior that gets all of the production work done. What would happen if a plant manager or senior executive purchased […]

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Good Managers >>Employee Engagement>> $$$

Profitability and customer ratings are higher, and absenteeism and quality defects are lower, when employees are engaged by their managers. How would your managers rate in his/her ability to:
*Help the employee to develop time and action calendars complete with milestones and follow-up?

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Turning a Plan into Action

“How does our Strategic Plan actually…happen?” This is a question that a client in York, PA, asked a few weeks back, and it’s not an uncommon one. The CEO believed that he had the right goal, but little seemed to be getting accomplished. Jack Welch said “…strategy is straightforward. Pick a general direction and then […]

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