Andy Swingley's Blog – February 2009 Archive (4)

Your Stock is way down!



So the economy is tanking, people are saving their money, buying less things, and the stock market is crashing faster than a wet paper plane and let’s face it your stock as an employee, manager, or anything short of owner must feel like it has dropped as well. Yeah, yeah, I know, that’s no way to talk, it shouldn’t be that way, people are different…they aren’t stock. Well you can stick your head in the sand with that attitude or you can face the… Continue

Added by Andy Swingley on February 25, 2009 at 8:14pm — 1 Comment

Old School Ways

Today on FOHBOH I read Jerry Heilpern’s post, To Survive We Must Think Differently, and the reason behind my blog is not to agree or disagree with Jerry. I respect Jerry’s opinion and his professional background and accomplishments. His isn’t the first blog post I have read to tell me that based on the current state of the union that we have to… Continue

Added by Andy Swingley on February 18, 2009 at 5:40pm — 25 Comments

Your view may not always be the best…..another leadership road hazard!

This leadership hazard can be best described in the story of the happy beach swimmer. If you are on one of those crowded Southern California beaches with your friend soaking up the rays you have a limited view of things going on around you. The people next to you, the kids playing in the surf….the immediate dangers seem well within your control.



Down the beach a way their sits a lifeguard tower….Now the lifeguard has a much different view… Continue

Added by Andy Swingley on February 11, 2009 at 8:21pm — 6 Comments

Shake that Coke machine!



Maybe you are there, maybe you have been there, maybe you are on your way there but when I was much younger, a food server, married, wife going to school, not much money, I had to go to the Laundromat weekly. I saved all my quarters from my tips to do my wash. As I narrowed down the load of clothes that had to be done I would have a couple of quarters left over and in the back corner of the room sat a Coke machine. The thought of a cold can of… Continue

Added by Andy Swingley on February 4, 2009 at 7:23pm — 11 Comments

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