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Showing posts from January, 2020

The Company of Second Chances

In today's environment of tight employment, I found this effort by the management of this company to be refreshing and above all, intelligent.  It helps to solve one of the bigger problems businesses in America are currently being confronted with.  While undoubtedly doing something like this in your own company, the benefits will be substantial to your organization, but also to your local economy amongst others.  Thank you Ruth Simon for writing this excellent piece and to the Wall Street Journal for publishing it.  At Nehemiah Manufacturing, workers with a criminal past are the norm. But the company has learned that giving someone a job is just half the battle.   By Ruth Simon  | Photographs by Andrew Spear for The Wall Street Journal Jan. 25, 2020 12:00 am ET SAVE SHARE TEXT 198 RESPONSES CINCINNATI—While some companies try to attract and keep employees with yoga classes and lavish cafeterias, Nehemiah Manufacturing Co.’

Time Off

You may have noticed that I took some time off from this blog.  Well, I am back; ready and raring to go in continuing my quest to help CEO's and businesses worldwide to improve their productivity.   Hopefully, I will be adding to this site important and appropriate material at least once a week, if not more often.


As I said in my last posting, CEO's and other executives go to many different trainings and get great ideas about how to better understand their people.  This is whether they are C-Suite Executives, Middle Managers, Supervisors or the workers who actually make it all work.  No matter, they come back invigorated with fresh and new ideas and for the most part they fail to put those great ideas into practice.  I said in my last posting this was very common.  I had seen it time and time again over my 45 years of experience.  Why does this happen and what do you do to fix this? It's really rather simple.  I could say, don't let it happen and you would all say I was crazy.  But that really is the solution.  What I always did with a new client fresh into the project was determine what they wanted to do or to change.  Perhaps it came as a result of a training class they did with me or with someone else, but we set up a goal or a set of goals that we would establish with the CEO t