5 Ways to Become Indispensable

JUST OWN IT!

TBS 07.02.15

People often ask us what the characteristics of an ideal employee or outsourced service are. The answer is they should be effective, dependable, and irreplaceable. If you are the employee or outsourced service, ask yourself, “Why was the job created, and what are the goals of the job? How and why … [Read more...]

Make Your Workplace More Enjoyable – Public Management Magazine

Public Management Magazine

We contributed an article for ICMA (International City/County Management Association) Publications Public Management Magazine on how to "Make Your Workplace More Enjoyable."  To read the post, please visit ICMA's website          … [Read more...]

The Wright Brothers Followed Guiding Principles for Success

FIRST TO FLIGHT

TBS 06.25.2015

The Wright Brothers came from humble origins to change history. It’s hard to believe as we cruise across the continent at 30,000 feet that the initial flight of man was slightly further than the wing span of most of today’s modern commercial aircraft. They built their original airplane with less … [Read more...]

A Message to the Graduates

DEADLY COCKTAIL OR HOPEFUL OPPORTUNITY

TBS 06.18.15

We attended the Stanford Commencement ceremonies to support our young friend Zach Stuart who was graduating in Mechanical Engineering. He was part of nearly 3,000 recipients in several different disciplines to receive their degrees this year from this paramount of higher education. As we sat there … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Know it’s Time to Fire Somebody

THIS ISN'T WORKING

TBS.06.11.15

“YOU’RE FIRED!” seems to be Donald Trump’s favorite phrase. He makes it sound easy, as if he has a hair trigger and an itchy trigger finger. But for most of us it’s not that easy. In fact it’s downright difficult - so difficult in fact that we tend to put it off long after we know it’s … [Read more...]

Sales, the Job That Resists Automation

WOULD YOU BUY FROM A ROBOT?

TBS.06.04.15

Once again we have a flood of new grads hitting the job market. But now the concern is, “Will my job become computerized? Will I be out of a job?” Undergrads are asking the question a different way, “What job should I prepare for that won’t be replaced by a robot?” Long-term security plays heavily … [Read more...]