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Archive for October 2012

Why is my Garbage Disposal Clogging?

October 30, 2012

I made a crock pot full of chili last Sunday. It had all the fixin’s in it…onions, garlic, peppers, beans, and, most importantly, chunks of stew meat and ground beef. It might have been the best pot of chili I’ve ever made. I got compliments from the entire family, which doesn’t happen too often!  However, […]

New Blog Site

October 26, 2012

Effective immediately, I will be moving the content of this blog to my own personal blog site, found here: The Thermal Services blog that you have been used to reading will now start consisting of information relevant to the HVAC and Plumbing industries, rather than leadership, like you have grown accustomed to. If you […]

Thinker? or Doer?

October 25, 2012

Are you a thinker, or a doer?  Do you actively seek out things that might improve others, your company, or yourself? Or do you just think about doing something? All too often we read books, articles, or, dare I say, blogs that are theoretical in nature. They are great on the surface, and present a […]


October 22, 2012

Celebrate the highs, ignore the lows. Ignore the highs, wallow in the lows. Which is it? So many times in our leadership lives, we are faced with this dilemma. Do we exaggerate the wins to the point of creating an overconfident employee? Or, do we flip that philosophy and over-analyze, and criticize the lows, thus […]


October 18, 2012

How do you motivate your people? Do you “whip them into shape” by yelling and screaming? Do you hunker down in your office and let them do their own thing, until they figure it out themselves? Do you give them a compensation plan and send them out the door? If you have read any books on motivation, […]


October 15, 2012

Who pushes you? Do you have someone who demands excellence from you? Do you have someone in your life that challenges you to be better than you already are? Or, do you follow the crowd? Many of us do a little of both, depending on the situation, and our comfort level. Many of us are […]


October 11, 2012

“Be QUIET!!!” the woman yelled at her kids, ultimately joining them in their noisy-ness. “Stop yelling!!” she screamed again. By this time it was too late for her wishes of solitude to be granted, as she had aided the children in creating the chaos that she was so desperately trying to rid herself of. Ahhh…quiet […]

Their, There, They’re

October 8, 2012

Their. There. They’re. It’s. Its. Affect. Effect. Your. You’re. Our. Are. To. Too. Two. Do you know the proper use of the above words? Or do you usually just guess at which application applies and move forward without another thought? Did you know that when you use these words incorrectly, people talk about you behind your back? Ok, […]


October 5, 2012

Are you going pink this month?

Are you getting it?

October 1, 2012

….the iPhone 5™ that is? Were you one of the millions of people who preordered the device, or stood in lines, outside the Apple™ store, that were blocks long? I was. I got my first iPhone™ less than 9 months ago, and use it for virtually everything. I had a Blackberry™ before that, and was a diehard fan […]