Featured: Bill Harrison Sept Quick Notes- Meetings

Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Commerical Electric

A Message from Bill Harrison – The Coach Meetings Are you still having too many meetings, virtual or in person? Do many of them seem unproductive? Most would say yes. Managers just have meetings; some on a regular schedule and others unplanned. Too many folks do not know how to have a productive meeting, sometimes the manager and sometimes the participants and sometimes both. Read on. I ...

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The Coach's Quick Notes - August 2020

Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Construction News

Motivation A good manager must be able to motivate others. That is what separates the top tier managers from the wannabes. There is one key point – you can not motivate others if you are not motivated yourself – period. Wanting others to be pumped when you are not is living in a fantasy world. So how can you be pumped when there is so much “stuff” going on? Simply – it takes hard work – ...

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Management by Walking Around - Bill Harrison Coach'S Quick Note July 2020

Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2020
By: David Burkhart
Categories: Construction News

Bill Harrison  -  July 2020  Management by Walking Around – what an old-fashioned concept, right? Maybe with all our “cool” electronic devices we have forgotten how powerful this concept is. Maybe too often we forget we are in the people business. A brief story how I learned this in high school; yes, I can still remember that long ago. Our Distributive Education class took a ...

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Tick Bites

Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Electrical Safety

• Ticks are generally found near the ground, in brushy or wooded areas. • They can’t jump or fly. Instead, they climb tall grasses or shrubs and wait for a potential host to brush against them. • When this happens, they climb onto the host and seek a site for attachment. • Use insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-menthane-diol, or ...

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Grilling Safety

Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Electrical Safety

Grilling Safety • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills must only be used outdoors. If used indoors, or in any enclosed spaces such as tents, they pose a fire hazard and a risk of exposing occupants to deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. • Place the grill a safe distance from lawn games, play areas, and foot traffic. Grills should be positioned at least 10 feet away from siding, deck railing, and out ...

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