Articles by Al Levi

The Five Ds to Plan For

October 10, 2010
Putting together a buy-sell for our family business.
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The First Step in Formalizing Recruiting and Hiring

October 3, 2010
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

September 19, 2010
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

September 12, 2010
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

September 5, 2010
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

August 29, 2010
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

August 1, 2010
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

July 25, 2010
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

July 18, 2010
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

July 11, 2010
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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The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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