Are your employees unconsciously competent?

Jason SayensmartPRENEUR Blog Series

Have you ever wondered about the theory behind learning a new skill? In the 70’s, the 4 Phase Learning Cycle was developed by Gordon Training International.  The concept helps us understand that learners are not aware of how little or how much they know about a given skill or subject.  All learners go through these four phases depending on how ...

Do you have a communication standard? No? Foxtrot Alpha India Lima!

Jason SayensmartPRENEUR Blog Series

Nearly 75% percent of communications that are received are interpreted incorrectly! In today’s world, we have way too many ways to communicate with our co-workers.  Over the phone, text message, email, messaging software, video conferencing, software alerts, and in person just to name a few.   Companies that want to operate efficiently communicate on purpose. The military uses the phonetic alphabet ...

Can Your Client Visualize What Your Project Management Looks Like?

Jason SayensmartPRENEUR Blog Series

Does your contract dictate your client experience? A contract is nothing more than legal protection that lays out the obligations of your company to your client and vice versa.  In the event there is a discrepancy about the project, you can both revert back to the contract to clear up any misunderstandings. Most companies bury the project milestones, timelines, and ...

How to Implement Change in Your Organization and Make it Stick

Jason SayensmartPRENEUR Blog Series

Nobody likes change…especially in organizations.   Worse yet, nobody likes being told what to do without an explanation or a chance at discussing why the change is happening.  But as organizations grow and add more employees, change is inevitable and when it’s implemented incorrectly, it can have catastrophic effects. Assuming the organization has done its homework on what the change is ...

The Process of Business

Tom CoffinsmartPRENEUR Blog Series

Develop Your Team’s Path To Success. Why are some companies wildly successful when others flail and can never seem to move ahead and grow?    Process Yes, it really is that simple. A series of steps designed to bring an action to a successful conclusion. Do you have processes in your business? In fact you do. Have you thought about …

Control Your Destiny

Tom CoffinsmartPRENEUR Blog Series

Control Your Destiny How did you get here? Did you plan to be a custom AV integrator? When the other kids in school were talking about sports, music, girls, etc. were secretly wishing you could be in an attic pulling wires in Florida in August? Probably not! Of course for most of us in the industry that answer is  a …

Growth

Tom CoffinsmartPRENEUR Blog Series

GROWTH What one word will define your 2019? As I was listening to my flash briefing this morning, delivered via Alexa, and provided by LinkedIN. An interesting idea was mentioned in one of the stories, at least interesting to me. The article posed the idea that rather than writing out your list of activities and things you are going to …

The Mastermind Process

Tom CoffinsmartPRENEUR Blog Series

“The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.” Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich Above is one of the most famous mastermind groups of all time; Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs, The Vagabonds they called themselves. They would arrange camping trips …