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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...