Bill Harrison Oct Quick Notes- What is the Question?

Posted: Monday, October 5, 2020
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Construction News

What is the question? The quality of your life depends greatly on the questions you ask yourself. The same applies to the questions you ask as a manager. I know, this may sound a bit strange but bear with me. The questions we ask focus our minds in certain ways. “Who is to blame?” Now, what do you think happens with your team members when this is your focus based on the question you ...

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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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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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