The work ethic needed to succeed, and my spirit of entrepreneurship, was instilled in me very early in life. At a very young age, my father taught me how to mow grass, both with a push mower and a riding mower. By the age of eight I was mowing by myself on the riding lawn […]
I think we can all agree that education is one of the keys to success, both in our personal lives and when it comes to business. Take if from someone who was never an avid reader: whatever you are facing, there is a lot to be learned from others who have experience in the same […]
If you’re anything like me, you believe the holidays are a very special time of year. It’s a time to take stock of my blessings, both personal and professional. It’s a time to reminisce and reflect, to indulge in good food and make new memories, and to show my appreciation for friends and family. And […]
In conducting exit interviews, I am sure to use a spirit of open and honest feedback with the goal of continuous improvement. As I reflect back on some of the interviews I’ve done over the years, I recognize that negativity has been forefront in the ultimate departure of some former employees. Negativity doesn’t make a […]
There are many reasons one chooses to change jobs. Making the decision to leave and considering the unknown of a new career path can be daunting. Changing jobs can also be exciting and give you a fresh outlook on your career. Before you start an exciting new role, you have to end your relationship with […]
Our commitment level at PFSbrands is different from other companies. Our employee owners have daily exposure to expectations that require them to not just survive but to THRIVE during hard times as well as good times. We are employee owned, are well versed in open communication, and take ownership-thinking very seriously. So how does a […]
Helping your employees develop an ownership mentality benefits them and the organization as a whole. Ownership thinking means taking accountability for the quality and success of the outcome of your work. A culture of accountability, where employees are able to make decisions and are encouraged to take ownership is a powerful characteristic of a successful […]
Becoming an employee owner is not the same as becoming an employee. When you become an employee owner you accept a position that can really make a difference – not only for yourself, but also for your peers, for the business, and for the community.
Coach Your People Up, or Coach Your People Out Rapidly growing companies and companies that consistently scale year over year are faced with a unique challenge. As a leader in a growing company you have to recognize this challenge and be willing to address it.
Entitlements Do Not Exist Next up in our look at the PFSbrands Core Values is one Core Value I stress the most – Entitlements Do Not Exist. In today’s society, due in large part to our government, there are many people that feel entitled to things they haven’t worked for nor earned. In business, a […]