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.

Holiday Wishes 13

My first Holiday Wishes post was 2010. There have been many heartful, enlightening, fun, hopeful, and wonderful wishes in 13 years. I enjoy looking back through the old wishes almost as much as I love reading the new. I hope you do too. Happy Holidays! Jen B “My Holiday Wish is that people feel more [...]

By |2022-12-19T22:15:03+00:00December 20th, 2022|Just for Fun|Comments Off on Holiday Wishes 13

How to Recognize and Avoid Online Scams

It's important to know how to recognize and avoid online scams any time of year but especially during the holidays. Last week, one of my wife's closest friends called, concerned that she had fallen for an online scam. Earlier that day, a pop-up, supposedly from Microsoft, filled her screen, informing her that her computer was [...]

By |2022-12-14T19:54:15+00:00December 15th, 2022|Small Business|Comments Off on How to Recognize and Avoid Online Scams

Want To Be More Engaging? Use Smaller Words

A few years ago, I attended a class on writing skills taught by John A. Wieland (Business/Professional Writing Skills). Mr. Wieland, the IUPUI Outstanding Distinguished Associate Faculty Member in 2010, shared a wealth of tips and ideas. One stood out for me — use smaller words. Short is often better. He discussed how conquerors of Britain changed the [...]

By |2022-12-13T14:25:24+00:00December 13th, 2022|Writing|Comments Off on Want To Be More Engaging? Use Smaller Words

My Black Backpack is Starting to Look Green

My black backpack is starting to look green. I have a black nylon backpack I bought in 1994. I carry it every day. It has traveled with me from Paris to Puerto Vallarta. It once had a security sticker from the London Underground Authority, but it wore off a year or two ago. My wife [...]

By |2022-12-05T19:43:17+00:00December 8th, 2022|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on My Black Backpack is Starting to Look Green

Do Your People Believe Your Company Values Are Real?

We all hope our employees believe in our company values and  follow and abide by company policies and procedures. We want to believe our teammates share the values outlined in mission statements and vision manifestos but do we know they share our company values? Not unless we ask. Do Your People Believe Your Company Values [...]

By |2022-12-04T13:51:58+00:00December 6th, 2022|Leadership|Comments Off on Do Your People Believe Your Company Values Are Real?

You Don’t Have to Be a Networking Ninny Muggins

We've all been to a networking event and been cornered by “that” person, a networking Ninny Muggins. You know, the one whose motto is always be selling, or they’re so self-involved they have a conversation with themselves while you listen, nod, and drift. I’m here to tell you, whatever the networking experts have told you—that’s [...]

By |2022-12-01T14:50:17+00:00December 1st, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on You Don’t Have to Be a Networking Ninny Muggins

What Makes a Leader Worth Following?

Do you know what makes a leader worth following? You've been promoted to manager. It’s your first real management position and you don’t want to mess it up. You've had bosses who helped the team be more productive, others who interfered with productivity, and some who hindered performance. You don't want to be one of [...]

By |2022-11-27T13:25:51+00:00November 29th, 2022|Leadership|Comments Off on What Makes a Leader Worth Following?

How Do You Celebrate Thanksgiving?

How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Last Saturday, while listening to The Nutcracker and retrieving Christmas decorations from the attic in preparation for installing exterior illumination, I thought about how friends and family would celebrate Thanksgiving. In this diverse land, how do others celebrate, and why are some traditions a part of nearly everyone's holiday? So, [...]

By |2022-11-22T14:41:12+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on How Do You Celebrate Thanksgiving?

A Student Review of The New Manager’s Workbook

A college professor sent me this book report covering The New Manger's Workbook from one of the profs students. This isn't the first time I've heard from secondary educators who use my book as a text or offer it as collateral material. The New Manager’s Workbook A Crash Course in Effective Management Randy Clark – [...]

By |2022-11-16T16:14:17+00:00November 17th, 2022|Leadership|Comments Off on A Student Review of The New Manager’s Workbook

Does Your Business Move at the Speed of Change?

So, does your business move at the speed of change? I remember attending a management presentation promoted as being geared toward small businesses. It lasted more than 45 minutes. It was all over the place. The presenter shared several acronyms verbatim from a PowerPoint presentation. Don't get me wrong, most of the content had merit. [...]

By |2022-11-12T19:04:11+00:00November 15th, 2022|Small Business|Comments Off on Does Your Business Move at the Speed of Change?
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