The Importance of Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures within a company bring structure and add importance to everyday tasks. They are the foundation blocks of building and growth within any organization and must be communicated. Communication is essential. I can’t express how disturbing it is to hear a leader in any sort of organization scoff at the idea of policies […]

Breaking the Wheel as a Leader

Companies, both big and small, get caught up in the routine. This routine is often referred to, symbolically, as a wheel.  An object that keeps rolling over and over, never to stop. That being said, this wheel is a double edged sword. In one hand it may bring continued success for a company who has built a […]

Simply Management

Management is simply the act of coordinating people to accomplish desired goals efficiently and effectively. We discussed in last week’s blog, ‘The Hierarchy of Leadership‘, about what Leadership looks like. Synonymously, leadership at it’s core (and highest level) is management. So, when we discuss management in this blog, I hope you’ll understand that I mean […]

The Hierarchy of Leadership

A Hierarchy of Leadership is the concept of how much a person can lead from any given ‘level’ of the ladder. The lowest level would be the least likely to inspire others to follow. The highest tier is most likely to inspire others to join in to the new culture that the company is creating. […]

Time to Level Up

Has your company become Stagnant? Does it feel like you’re just going through the motions? Then it’s time for you and your team to LEVEL UP! “Anything less than perfection is the enemy of perfection.” People say nothing is ever truly perfect, and they’re probably right. But I can’t help but believe that when we […]

Small Businesses Unite

Custom Equipment Company isn’t a fortune 500 Company, and I would guess those of you reading this aren’t either. And most of us never will be. But, together, small businesses can certainly make an impact like that of the fortune 500’s, but only if we unite. Why should Small Businesses Unite? The question of ‘why’ […]

Material Handling is…

Material Handling is the movement, protection, storage and control of materials and products throughout manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, consumption and disposal. That is a mouthful. But, as many of you know by learning this industry and trying to teach it, there could be volumes upon volumes of literature to try to encompass it. (And there is […]

Spring for the Office

Spring comes to your office THIS WEEK! Can you believe it? What an exciting time. Not only are we finally seeing some light at the end of the dark tunnel of this global pandemic. We are also seeing the rise of newness and rejuvenation and life. In nature, Spring is when the flowers bloom and […]

Company Mission as an Application

A Mission Statement is the application of a Vision Statement. It declares the purpose of an organization and how they serve their customers. This sometimes includes a description of the company, what it does, and its objectives. Typically this statement provides perfect clarity behind the ‘what’, ‘who’ and ‘why’ of your company. The best mission […]

Company Vision as a Concept

A vision statement provides a concrete concept for people outside the Admin Team, especially employees. It is to understand the meaning and purpose of the business.  The vision statement describes the desired long-term results of the company’s efforts. As an example, an early Microsoft vision statement was “a computer on every desk and in every […]