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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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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Beach & Water Safety

Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Electrical Safety

Beach & Water Safety While drowning deaths peak among one and two year olds, drownings continue to be the second leading cause of preventable death through age 15. • 74% of drowning incidents for children younger than 15 between 2015 and 2017 occurred in residential locations. • Boys younger than 15 die from drowning at twice the rate as girls. • 351 children younger than 15 died in pools ...

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Coach's Corner Newsletter - Sept 2018

Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Construction News

Clarity dooms drama Now that is a simple statement, and I’m sure many folks are saying: “We have clarity where I work. We have all kinds of processes and checklists. Yes, we have clarity.” That is certainly the answer I would expect from management; and often is the one I get. When I talk to the teammembers, however, I get a different story. By the time you finish this newsletter, you may ...

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The Coach’s Quick Notes© - Bill Harrison

Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Construction News

COMMUNICATION IS KEY The most drama occurs when we have what I must describe as “lousy” communication. I understand that sounds harsh but I consider it an accurate reflection of what is happening not only in the business world, but across the board right now. There is certainly not enough face to face communication in this modern tech world. There is a lot of “communication” with all the ...

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ABC Signs President Trump’s ‘Pledge to America’s Workers’

Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Construction News  |  Political

Friday, July 20, 2018 10:55 AM - stover@abc.org - ABC News, Workforce Development, Events/Products/Programs - ABC signed on to President Trump’s “Pledge to America’s Workers” at an event at the White House last week, committing to educating and developing at least 500,000 construction workers over the next five years. The pledge, which was signed by more than a dozen leading companies and ...

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The Coach's Corner - Newsletter

Posted: Monday, July 2, 2018
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Construction News

A Message from Bill Harrison – The Coach Ideas are powerful things; they are not diminished by sharing. Independence Day is certainly a proud tradition over a couple of centuries. Please say a prayer for those who wear the uniform and their families. They have paid and continue to pay for our freedom. HOW AM I DOING? We will be combining several themes you have read in the past to ...

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