Habits can be a trap for people in leadership positions.
“Too often, we don’t come up with imaginative solutions because we let ourselves be ruled by routine and by preconceived notions,” says behavioral strategist Rob-Jan de Jong. Continue reading 4 Steps to Becoming a More Inspiring Leader →
Dave Barry started painting at age 14 in Boston. He moved to the mountains of Colorado in 1996 and started his own company, Barry Painting Inc. Over the years he has painted everything from small homes to some of the most exclusive residential properties in the Boulder, Colorado area, as well as commercial and multifamily properties. He recently started a new business called Rocky Mountain Finishing LLC, with a spray booth that helps him expand into finishing cabinets, metal, furniture, trim packs, doors and more. PPC editor Mike Starling caught up with Dave to ask him about the challenges he’s facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading What We’re Doing To Stay Safe And Productive During COVID-19, With Colorado Painter Dave Barry →
“The West Wing” was a popular television series that ran through 2006. One episode tells the story of a guy who walks down the street and falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can’t get out. A doctor passes by and the guy shouts for help. Continue reading Lessons from the Past: How Contractors Handled the 2008 Downturn →
It’s never easy to be a leader, even when business is booming. Remember when your phone didn’t stop ringing and your crews barely had time to clean their brushes between jobs? Your critical decision-making and guidance then led your team to maximum success. Continue reading When Leadership Matters Most: Tough Times Require Strong, Courageous Leaders →
What steps are you taking to protect your business during the COVID-19 emergency? In this article, pro painter and PPC contributing writer Terry Begue offers a framework to help you stay engaged and take care of your customers through this restricted time, so that you can emerge on the other side of this crisis with a business that’s ready to take care of you. Continue reading A Four-Point Plan to Wow Your Customers and Pull Your Company through the COVID Crisis →
“It is our job as leaders to find the unique motivators for each person on the team and help them reach those,” says Art Snarzyk, a former paint contracting company owner who now heads InnerView Advisors, Inc. “It takes a moment longer and a little patience, but it’s truly a win-win outcome that will serve you for years.”
Continue reading 4 Types of Employees and How to Motivate Them →
Knowing how to separate your personal and professional lives will make you a stronger leader. Here’s why. Continue reading How to Create a Healthy Work-Life Balance →
When that business meeting or conversation gets off to a rocky start – whether tense words are exchanged or you just don’t seem to be connecting – it’s time to push the reset button.
Continue reading Off to a Rocky Start? How to Reboot a Business Conversation Gone Wrong →