Improve Productivity in the Print Industry

Improve Productivity in the Print Industry

Have you often thought about how to improve productivity in the print industry?

Of course you have.

If we want to get better at what we do we need to find ways to continuously improve productivity. There are probably many ways and ideas to get this done.

For the purposes of creating a method to continuously improve productivity, I have suggested a process for you to follow.

Decide on Your Goal

First, we have to identify what our goal is. Do we want to increase our print revenue by 10% this year or add 10 new customers that provide at least $10,000 in new revenue or something else?

Once we have decided on our goal then we can proceed to the next step. Read more

Five Reasons Challenges are Opportunities in Disguise

Challenges are OpportunitiesHow do you react to challenges and trials in your business life in the print industry or personal life? Are you frustrated, annoyed or angry? Are you disappointed or discouraged when challenges enter your life?

In the print industry today, we are all confronted by challenges. But challenges are opportunities in disguise. As crazy as it may seem, there are reasons to welcome challenges into your life and make the most of them.

Here are five reasons to welcome challenges.

Challenges are Opportunities for Growth

If you think back on challenges you have faced in your life, did you not grow from those experiences?

Most likely, to get through a challenge you had to grow so you could come out on the other side. Once you get through it you will have grown in your wisdom and experience. Read more

Create Tension in the Workplace for Better Results

Tension in the WorkplaceHave you ever thought of the value of tension in the workplace, particularly for your print business?

Tension in the workplace makes us uncomfortable and may even cause anxiety and stress us out, regardless of our title. However, growth and results are where the tension is.

Why?

Tension usually develops when we want to or need to achieve a result and we are not sure we can make it happen. We may have a goal we want to achieve or generate the necessary results for our company. In the absence tension in the workplace, we will achieve less and we will not grow as a person or as a company.

If we seek the areas that create tension, that means we are pushing to make progress.

Here are five ways we can create positive tension in the workplace that leads to growth and future success. Read more

Fear: Five Ideas to Help Slay Your Dragons

fearHave you ever been overcome by fear to the point where you think you cannot slay your dragons?

All of us reach that point on occasion in our lives, as well as in today’s challenging print industry.

Slaying your dragons in this context means overcoming our fears.

Fear holds many people back from achieving the kind of life they dream of, and from realizing the results of the God-given gifts with which they have been blessed.

There are many ways that we can overcome our fears.

Here are five ideas to help you overcome your fear, slay your dragons, and reach your potential: Read more

Five Ways to Improve Leadership Through Influence

Five Ways to Improve Leadership by InfluenceWhich creates more effective leadership: Control or influence? As leaders in the print industry we can control our team for a while by using fear, threatening their jobs, continually beating them up, etc.

However, this will only work for just so long. You will win their minds but not their hearts. To win their hearts we must find ways to influence them to go in the direction you want them to go.

Influence wins minds and hearts whereas control just wins the mind, and only temporarily.

Here are five ways you can improve your leadership by influencing people: Read more

When Complexity Reigns … Stop, Simplify, Refocus

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Have you ever been overwhelmed by complexity or by having too many items on your project or to do list in the printing industry?

The feeling you get when you think you have to do it all can make your life seem very complex, and you know the next item added to your list just might drive you through the roof.

There is a way to regain that sense of clarity and simplicity that allows you to refocus your efforts.

Here is a process for regaining the level of simplicity that allows you to accomplish your most important goals:

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