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.

Employee-Centered Leadership isn’t always Warm and Fuzzy

I believe in employee-centered leadership—hiring for character and rewarding the same. When I was a new manager I didn't. I thought being a commander, a dictator was the way to get results.  It was a hard lesson for me to learn. I eventually realized fear based motivation was counterproductive, and that expecting people to just [...]

By |2020-05-26T14:24:02+00:00May 26th, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

Why Time Management Improvement Activities Aren’t One Size Fits All

I’ve presented, facilitated seminars, and written about time management. I've shared time management improvement activities as if they were one size fits all. However,  I’ve recently come to the conclusion I went about it wrong. Like most human beings I believe the majority of people are similar to me. Too often I base my expectations [...]

By |2020-05-19T13:52:28+00:00May 18th, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

How to Manage Off-Site Employees

Many businesses and managers, with little experience managing off-site employees, are now faced with leading a team that have hunkered down at home. Some businesses have essential personnel on the premises, but even those organizations have teammates who are working from home. So, how do you manage off-site employees? I don't have all the answers [...]

By |2020-05-14T15:56:50+00:00May 14th, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

Sitting on Your. . . Self and other Hazards of Aging

I’d heard about aging men painfully sitting on their scrotum but had never experienced this geriatric phenomenon. This morning I nearly did. As I sat on the toilet, my boy parts exposed to the cold porcelain, my testis rested on the seat as my left thigh and buttocks approached. Only by quickly (okay, I wasn’t [...]

By |2020-05-04T15:19:31+00:00May 4th, 2020|Just for Fun|Comments Off on Sitting on Your. . . Self and other Hazards of Aging

Top Ten Management Responsibilities

Where do managers’ responsibilities lie? What takes priority and what should be secondary? Understanding the hierarchy of management responsibilities and obligations is fundamental to the success of any team. The importance of one task over another might vary by industry, organization, and culture but these ten management responsibilities will always be key. 10 Activities of [...]

By |2020-04-30T15:10:18+00:00April 30th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on Top Ten Management Responsibilities

COVID-19 Hasn’t Killed Networking – How to Network from Home

Want to hear something funny? At the end of February, I was about to publish my latest book. Can you guess the topic? It was about networking. You know, going to networking events, what to wear, who to talk to, and what you needed to take, how to shake hands… Not how to network from [...]

By |2020-04-27T16:16:31+00:00April 27th, 2020|Networking|Comments Off on COVID-19 Hasn’t Killed Networking – How to Network from Home

Do You Know What Motivates Your Team?

At a meeting with several front line managers, I asked each, "Do you know what motivates your team?" Some admitted they weren’t certain. Others said they didn’t know what drove every teammate, and some had a general idea. One manager stated his team was only motivated by money. He shared that when he asked them [...]

By |2020-04-23T15:05:42+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on Do You Know What Motivates Your Team?