Weak Manager on your Management Team? Fix it!

By: Robert S Curry  If you own a company, you should evaluate the quality of your management team at least twice a year. When you have a weak manager as part of your staff, you need to deal with it. You owe it to your management team and the employees to replace him with a stronger manager. Most companies have four main company functions: sales, More...

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By Robert Curry On Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
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Look and Act Positive

By: Robert S Curry  Above all, one of a manager’s very important responsibilities is to always look and act positive. When I was very young in my first senior management position, I was under great More...

By Robert Curry On Sunday, March 1st, 2020
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Look, Act Professional!

By: Robert S Curry  Look, Act Professional! – A few years ago, I had a turnaround client in the northeastern USA, a $20 million-dollar sheet metal and roofing company. The first day that I visited More...

By Robert Curry On Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
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Employees are Your Greatest Asset!

By: Robert S Curry  Employees are your greatest asset!  The former CEO of Xerox, Anne M. Mulcahy, made this famous quote and I could not agree with her words anymore! I have written several articles on this particular More...

By Robert Curry On Sunday, February 23rd, 2020
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Direct Supervision vs. No Supervision!

By: Robert S Curry  Direct Supervision vs. No Supervision! -Direct supervision of your employees is a requirement for quality management skills. The sales manager of one of my first turnarounds had a terrible More...

By Robert Curry On Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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Dealing with Unproductive Employees!

By: Robert S Curry  Dealing with unproductive employees! If you are a business owner who has a weak manager, deal with it. Even though the rest of the managers may be talented and productive, the unproductive More...

By Robert Curry On Sunday, February 16th, 2020
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Corporate Issued Credit Cards

By: Robert S Curry  I do not believe in distributing corporate credit cards to the management team or employees. Let me explain why. I have had two transactions with employees that have convinced me that if you More...

By Robert Curry On Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
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Control Over the Paperwork

By: Robert S Curry  If you don’t have control over the paperwork, your company will lose money! – The owners of an HVAC company hired me to do a profit improvement engagement. The company designed More...

By Robert Curry On Sunday, February 9th, 2020
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Check Your Suppliers’ Prices, or Pay Too Much!

By: Robert S Curry  Check Your Suppliers’ Prices, or Pay Too Much! One of my clients received a letter from a vendor announcing a price increase of 7% in 60 days. Due to this vendor’s letter announcing More...

By Robert Curry On Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
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Black Friday

This story is about a Black Friday at the paper company. Some years ago, I was hired to do a turnaround of a paper manufacturer. The company manufactured one product, hanging file folders. The business was over More...