About Randy Clark

Randy Clark is the Director of Communications at TKO Graphix, where he blogs for TKO Graphix Brandwire. Randy is passionate about social media, leadership development, and flower gardening. He’s a beer geek and on weekends he can be found fronting the Rock & Roll band Under the Radar. He’s the proud father of two educators; he has four amazing grandchildren, and a wife who dedicates her time to helping others. Randy is the author of How to stay Ahead of Your Business Blog Forever and The New Manager's Workbook a crash course in effective management, and The Manager's Guide to Becoming a Leader He can be found on Twitter @RandyLyleClark, Facebook Randy Lyle Clark, and LinkedIn Randy Clark.

How to Get Introduced

Do you know how to get introduced? Regardless of your purpose, whether it's employment, sales, or finding a solution to a problem, it’s important to connect with the person who has the knowledge and authority to help you. Someone suggesting to contact an organization without an introduction to an individual within the organization is little [...]

By |2022-05-26T12:14:13+00:00May 26th, 2022|Networking|0 Comments

What’s the Difference Between Sensitivity and Diversity Training?

What's the difference between sensitivity and diversity training? Isn't diversity training the answer? So, what do organizations hope to accomplish with diversity training, and what is the difference between diversity training and sensitivity training? So, let's begin here. There are two primary reasons for diversity training: Preventing lawsuits Promoting inclusion What's the Difference Between Sensitivity [...]

By |2022-05-19T18:14:48+00:00May 19th, 2022|Leadership|0 Comments

How a Vision Team Could Save Your Business

I've served on a vision team on three occasions, two of which I facilitated. The first was at a time when the economy had just kicked most companies in the rear.  All three vision teams successfully focused the businesses on a future path. All three organizations have experienced record growth since. I'm not saying the [...]

By |2022-05-19T13:30:43+00:00May 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learning to Listen Could Be Your Most Critical Leadership Improvement

Learning to listen isn't always easy. However, in leadership, listening is more important than talking. Often, it’s not what you say, it’s what you hear that will make the difference. Too many people in leadership roles spend time on what they’re going to say, but little on improving listening skills. When teammates are allowed to [...]

By |2022-05-17T13:52:31+00:00May 17th, 2022|Leadership|0 Comments

How to Drastically Improve Your Blog in 24 Hours

How to drastically improve your blog in 24 hours may be easier than you think. There's so much to consider when creating a blog, layout, typography, topics, platforms, plugins, photos, promotion, and content. All are essential. The adage, "content is king," is more important than ever, as search engine algorithms separate "human" content from bots, [...]

By |2022-05-12T15:34:37+00:00May 12th, 2022|Writing|0 Comments

What Not to Do When Networking Moves to the Bar

Be careful when networking moves to the bar but let’s face it; a lot of business has been conducted over drinks. Sitting at the bar at an after-hours networking event, entertaining customers with dinner and drinks, or having a tall one on the golf course are part of the American business culture. It’s also a [...]

By |2022-05-05T13:34:42+00:00May 5th, 2022|Networking|0 Comments

How to Grow Your Business and Have More Free Time

Is it time to grow your business? Your business is stagnant. You're not growing, and yet you don't have enough hours in the day to get everything done. Your revenues aren't enough to afford more help, and you can't take on any more yourself. It's not that you don't want to grow—you do. You fear [...]

By |2022-05-03T13:52:19+00:00May 3rd, 2022|Small Business|0 Comments

Are These Networking Mistakes Hurting You?

Are networking mistakes hurting you? I network virtually and face-to-face. I attend a minimum of two networking events per month and have done so for many years. In that time I’ve had successes. However, I’ve made a lot of networking mistakes. A lot. If you’re hard-headed like me and have to learn from your mistakes, [...]

By |2022-04-28T11:30:34+00:00April 28th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are These Networking Mistakes Hurting You?

The Number One Key to a Successful Management Development Program

What is the key ingredient to a successful management development program? I'll share my opinion in a minute, but first, there are steps to consider leading up to the key. These steps will not guarantee a successful management development program, but any training plan is doomed to fail without them. Successful Management Development Program Commit [...]

By |2022-04-26T13:42:54+00:00April 26th, 2022|Leadership|Comments Off on The Number One Key to a Successful Management Development Program
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