Omer Abdullah

Truth, Lies, and Salespeople

Omer Abdullah

I recently heard a talk by Bob Myers, General Manager of the Golden State Warriors, on leadership, values, and culture in winning teams. It was a great speech and there were many points he raised that made sense, and really resonated with me.   He also struck me as a thoughtful and...

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July 2020
Issue #12252
Page 120
Ben Hershey

Change the Way You Lead Meetings and Listen

Ben Hershey

As a team, we have been providing both in-person and virtual visits for all of our potential and current clients with projects underway. After a recent virtual training week, a company owner called me and told me how much he appreciated that I listened to his team and did not over talk or force...

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June 2020
Issue #12251
Page 44
Ben Hershey

The Importance of Change Management in Today’s Business Climate

Ben Hershey

The current global demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has created a severe shortage of PPE across the world. And while regular distribution channels ramp up, we have seen several creative ways some individuals and companies are making changes to support our COVID-19 response,...

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May 2020
Issue #12250
Page 26
Glenn Traylor

A Scout Leader’s Perspective on the Coronavirus

Glenn Traylor

To say that this experience has been like no other is a major understatement. This episode in our lives may have transformed our fundament concepts and habits. It will most likely have a long-term impact on the way we do business. Many businesses and advocates have thrown up their hands in...

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May 2020
Issue #12250
Page 130
Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: A Tale of Two Texas Trussers

Joe Kannapell

Larry Dix and I had to leave Texas to find jobs in the 1980s, as oil had crashed, and no one was buying our trusses. Back then, oil was $25. Today, they’re giving it away. Both Larry and I landed and recovered in Virginia, where government spending levels out the economy (we hope)! No...

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May 2020
Issue #12250
Page 131
Ed Serrano

COVID-19 – Was This in Your Risk Analysis?

Ed Serrano

Every astute business owner has a risk analysis with plans to mitigate those risks. Within the Component Manufacturing industry, elements such as housing downturn, hacking of systems, machine failings, and staff safety concerns would generally make up the topics. I’d put money on the fact...

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April 2020
Issue #12249
Page 47
Todd Drummond

Oakland Athletics Baseball and Component Manufacturing?

Todd Drummond

Anyone who knows me to any degree will tell you I am not a sports fan. I do not follow any professional sports or know much about the players and culture. So it may surprise you to have me compare component manufacturing (CM) to baseball. To be honest, I mean to compare the management practices...

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April 2020
Issue #12249
Page 53
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Making Excuses

Anna Stamm

We’ve all done a fair amount of explaining—after something doesn’t happen as planned, we explain why not. Sometimes, providing the explanation is as simple as that. The when or the how is different than expected, so we set the record straight. But, what about those times when...

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March 2020
Issue #12248
Page 6
Todd Drummond

Too Many LBM-Owned CMs are Operating at a Mediocre Rate

Todd Drummond

An anonymous former lumberyard CEO of 17 lumberyard locations (LBM) explained to me that his two component manufacturing (CM) plants made up only 10% of his sales yet contributed 30% of his net profits. He wished he had given the CM division far more focus and resources. As a guru for process...

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March 2020
Issue #12248
Page 51
Craig Webb

This Chart Helps Spur Mega-Millions in Off-Site Construction Investments—But Can It Be Trusted?

Craig Webb

Go to a meeting about modular construction, mass timber, and other off-site components manufacturing and odds are one of the speakers will show this chart [See PDF or View in Full Issue]. I’ve been to events where four consecutive speakers showcased it in their presentations. Some of these...

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March 2020
Issue #12248
Page 90

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