Articles by Al Levi

The Five Ds to Plan For

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Putting together a buy-sell for our family business.
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The First Step in Formalizing Recruiting and Hiring

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The First Step in formalizing your recruiting and hiring process is to realize that recruiting of staff is just like trying to market your company to prospective customers.
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Moonlighting...and I'm not talking about the Moon: Part 2

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Last week, I wrote about a contractor who was having a problem with a Tech who is Moonlighting - a Tech with his own side business.
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Moonlighting...and I'm not talking about the Moon: Part 1

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I recently had a series of emails from a reader regarding an all too common employer-employee issue called Moonlighting.
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Power of Riding Along

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If you want to think your team is performing the right way, don’t check on them because you may not like what you see and hear.
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Pushing the Rock

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It’s easy to get fired up and take control of your company. Well, it is for a day!
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Positive vs. Negative

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In my multiple contacts with all types of contractors, I hear how pessimistic they are. They have adopted a vision of the world where they see the glass as half full.
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Training to Become a Better Trainer

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I never wanted to become a great trainer and builder of staff at my own company.
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Mastering the Master Project List

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Why is it that your staff isn’t quite as excited as you are when you discuss a new project, a new process, a new policy or a habit you want to change?
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Why Bulleted Job Descriptions Don't Work

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Whenever I take on a new one-to-one consulting client, I ask them to send me a series of forms, templates and documents to review before I arrive onsite.
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Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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2014 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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