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.

The Key Ingredient to Successfully Working from Home

I've read a lot recently about working from home, most of it good. Points such as dress for work, have a designated work space, and set boundaries are all good advice. However, time after time I see "set work hours" as integral piece of the puzzle to successfully working form home. From my experience punching [...]

By |2020-03-30T16:47:18+00:00March 30th, 2020|Training|0 Comments

Happy Monkey 

On the last weekend of February, my wife and I celebrated 28 years of marriage and our seventh wedding anniversary. Both statements are true. Do the math. Anyway, we decided to spend a long weekend in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico (Okay, she decided, and I wholeheartedly agreed!) It was a great weekend. We were as happy [...]

By |2020-03-23T16:51:50+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

How to Improve Interdepartmental Communication

Interdepartmental communication is a problem in nearly every type of organization. As important as it is, as many problems as it causes, and as much as everyone wants it improved – little is done. Improvement comes with understanding the causes and implementing a plan of activities for improvement. Common Causes of Poor Interdepartmental Communication Inaccurate [...]

By |2020-03-19T19:18:35+00:00March 19th, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

Meet Your New Staff Writer Al Gorithm

Robot writers, allegorical algorithms, and automated content generators sound like subtitles in a science fiction movie, but they’re not. Because they’re real, and they’re here. So, be ready to meet your new staff writer ... AI. As far back as six years ago in the last six months of 2014, AP released more than 3,000 [...]

By |2020-03-04T18:31:09+00:00March 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Your New Staff Writer Al Gorithm

If You Don’t Set Expectations What Can You Expect?

I couldn't sleep last night. At 3 AM, I watched several episodes of Undercover Boss. It’s a TV reality series where top level executives disguise their appearance and infiltrate their organization. In one episode, an undercover C-level staffer broke anonymity and fired a restaurant shift manager who expressed hatred of customers. In another the president [...]

By |2020-02-27T14:48:25+00:00February 27th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on If You Don’t Set Expectations What Can You Expect?

Why Recognition is Nice but Specific Recognition is a Game Changer

I’ve shared a few blog posts on the importance recognizing your employees. I’ve talked about the positive affect recognition has on your team. In another post, I listed how and when to recognize employees, The Top Ten Times to Recognize Employees. You’d think I’d run out of things to say about recognition, wouldn’t you? I thought [...]

By |2020-02-24T16:10:29+00:00February 24th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on Why Recognition is Nice but Specific Recognition is a Game Changer

The High Cost of Poor Recruiting

How much is the cost of poor recruiting? Incompetent recruiting adversely affects an organization on many levels, only one of which is turnover. While poor recruiting isn’t the only cause of employee turnover, it may be the single largest contributor. The absence of a hiring system, not providing training to those who do the hiring, [...]

By |2020-02-20T14:42:12+00:00February 20th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on The High Cost of Poor Recruiting