COMPLACENCY…

“Complacency is a blatant disregard for what is right.”  – Nick Saban, Alabama football coach. There is a three-part video series on Alabama football on an app called Athletic. I’m a fan of Coach Saban’s program and the approach he brings to things.  He has a staff member in charge of the health and performance of his players. Turns out each player wears a sensor which records each player’s physical effort in the course of […]

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What’s An Environment Where You ‘Earn” Respect?

If we are wise, we give people opportunities to “earn” respect as well as extend the courtesy of “owed” respect. What’s an environment where you “earn” respect? What does it look like? Our annual survey gives us a bunch of clues: We make expectations clear.  When people know what is expected, they have targets for which to aim.  Giving a person a target and letting them play is an invitation for respect.  Hitting expectations is […]

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When was hope introduced into your vocabulary?

When was Hope introduced into your vocabulary? If you’re like me, it was when you were a young kid. I think my Mom taught it to me. When I wanted something, but she knew it wasn’t going to happen, she might say “we can hope” We could “hope” someone could get well.  We could “hope” someone would win.  We could hope someone might come for a visit or go out for dinner.  There was always […]

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COMMUNICATION IS IMPERFECT…

If you are around me much, you know I latch on to phrases and use them to illustrate a point.  I’ve used one several times in the last few days, so I’m prompted to share it with you: “No matter how thin you cut it, there are always two sides.” In my role of CEO, occasionally folks bring me disputes to resolve.  Someone will contact me and tell me a grievance.  More times than not, […]

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Are You Always Looking For Ways To Get Things Done?

“In order to be a winner, you have to look for ways of getting things done and not for reasons why things can’t be done.  People who live with excuses have things that can’t be done hovering around them all the time”.  Mike Krzyzewski, Hall of Fame basketball coach This is a “happening to the world” statement. What needs to be done?  What can be done?  How do we change things to make this better? […]

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Better or worse?

One of the questions you are asked each year in our annual plant survey is whether you are clear about what is expected of you. Years ago, when I was an HR Pro, I worked with supervisors and managers to find a way to summarize what we look for from our employees.  We came up with a list of 10 Commitments that we would like each team member to embrace. You may have seen them printed up […]

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Lean and Clean

One of the questions you are asked each year in our annual plant survey is whether you are clear about what is expected of you. Years ago, when I was an HR Pro, I worked with supervisors and managers to find a way to summarize what we look for from our employees.  We came up with a list of 10 Commitments that we would like each team member to embrace. You may have seen them printed up […]

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“If It Stinks, Change it.”

I received a poster once. It showed a small baby, clothed only in a diaper. The baby’s face was arranged in a combination of despair and disgust. The inscription said simply: “If It Stinks, Change it.” It causes one to reflect on the things we have in our life that aren’t as we’d like them. You know there is something that needs to be addressed. You walk by it or keep it closed up in […]

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When lumber is more expensive, the cost of waste rises

Our lumber is markedly more expensive than a year ago. In every phase of our business, we are spending more for it than we were a year ago. When lumber is more expensive, the cost of waste rises. It’s the nature of our business that material that goes in the dumpster may be ugly, but we paid the same for the waste as we do for the good pieces. The more expensive our raw material, […]

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We talk about “lean” at PalletOne.

We talk about “lean” at PalletOne. It occurs to me that many of you weren’t here when it was first introduced. “Lean” companies believe that customers only want to pay for “value”. They further believe that the way to “value” is to eliminate any waste that is associated with producing the product. A good way to think about waste is whether there is wasted time, wasted material or wasted motion. The “lean” company is adept […]

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