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 @randyclarktko, Facebook Randy Clarktko, and LinkedIn Randy Clark.

5 Surefire Ways to Retain New Employees

With unemployment at near record lows, a younger workforce that’s not waiting for the gold watch, and  wages on the rise it’s more important than ever to keep your valuable people. Companies that understand this and work on retaining their staff will control the market while businesses that don’t “get it” will fail. Learning how [...]

By |2019-08-12T13:51:32+00:00August 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Steps to the Art of Setting Effective Expectations

Is your team meeting your expectations? If so, I applaud you. But if expectations are unmet and your belief is people should just do their job – good luck with that. My observation is that most managers fall somewhere in the middle. You don’t expect everyone just to do their job because people need direction. [...]

By |2019-08-05T14:47:33+00:00August 5th, 2019|Leadership|2 Comments

5 Things Every Leader Should Master

I’ve been in management for more than 30 years, and the first thing I want to say about the five leadership activities I’m about to share is  – I’m still working on them. All of them. All five. So, this will not make you an overnight leadership ninja. What I hope it does is put [...]

By |2019-07-22T13:47:13+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Leadership|Comments Off on 5 Things Every Leader Should Master

How Much Food Do You Waste?

Not long ago, my wife and I attended a reception for the Hoosier Auto Show sponsored by the Circle City Corvairs. Corvair owners, (it’s a car from the sixties) drove from Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio to show their cars. It was a catered event. The previous year they ran out of food. This year, [...]

By |2019-07-15T13:48:53+00:00July 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Much Food Do You Waste?

Give Your New Employees a Welcoming Sign

Do you remember what it’s like the first day on a new job? I don’t care how confident anyone is, the first day is in the least uncomfortable, and at times even for the fearless among us, and it can be downright scary. The newbie doesn’t know who is who, where they’re supposed to go, [...]

By |2019-07-01T14:00:01+00:00July 1st, 2019|Leadership|Comments Off on Give Your New Employees a Welcoming Sign

Why it’s Okay to be Silly at Work

A friend sent me a copy of a letter she’d written for an organization where she mentors high school students. She’d been asked to write about a mentor that had impacted her. She chose me. My favorite thing she said was, “Randy taught me that silliness shouldn’t just be accepted—it should be encouraged!” Here's why [...]

By |2019-06-24T10:55:37+00:00June 24th, 2019|Leadership|Comments Off on Why it’s Okay to be Silly at Work

Are You Waiting for Others to Change? How’s that Working for You?

Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” For a long time, I thought I understood what he meant, but I was only partially enlightened. It wasn’t until I faced obstacles that stopped me in my tracks that I began to understand what he meant. Are you waiting for others to [...]

By |2019-06-18T18:17:15+00:00June 17th, 2019|Leadership|Comments Off on Are You Waiting for Others to Change? How’s that Working for You?