Category: Management

Coworker Synergy in 2021

More than ever, this new year will require employees who can work together as a team.  Within most companies’ departments such […]

Can Employers Make Vaccines Mandatory in COVID-19?

Question: Things seem to be calming down some, thank goodness, relating to COVID-19 and the avalanche of guidance and regulations and […]

Cultural Diversity & Inclusion in the HVACR Community

It’s no secret that the heating, cooling & refrigeration industries have historically been dominated by males, predominantly heterosexual, Caucasian males, […]

Taking Advantage of Being a Woman-Owned or Woman-Managed HVAC Business

In a male-dominated industry, there are certain advantages to being woman-owned or having women in upper management positions. It’s a […]

Independent Contractor VS. Employee

Question: Is it legal to hire someone for 30 days as an independent contractor and then switch them to employee status […]

Mix It Up: The Power of Industry Networking

Bob Champe’s career path in the HVAC industry probably sounds pretty familiar: He started out as a maintenance tech, moved to service, and […]

Workforce – Chronic Problems, Proactive Solution

Pick an HVACR contractor at random and you’re likely to hear the same report: So much work, not enough good employees. […]

The Power of Grit

In November, I had the honor to speak at ACCA’s Service Manager conference in Dayton, OH.  The speech began with […]

Preparing To Succeed

Picture the scene from “The Lord of The Rings” trilogy where Frodo puts on the ring and he is moving […]

Stop Analysis Paralysis–Make Better Management Decisions

Seminar attendees often ask me about time management. They’re interested in getting more done, being efficient and making better choices […]

Planning For The Future: Succession Planning for Contractors

Whether you think you’ll hand over your company to family members or sell to another contractor, you should develop a succession plan years ahead to […]

Paying Piece Rate/Spiffs/Commissions

Question: Are piece rate/spiffs/commissions permitted to be paid as a bonus once per quarter? Can “incentive pay” be saved up and […]

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