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.

7 Keys to Keyword Success

If you're looking for advanced training on SEO, this isn't the place. However, if you're like me and publish new content consistently, but only know enough about keywords to be dangerous, then this post is for you. Here are my 7 keys to keyword success. The seven-point checklist below is part of what I do [...]

By |2021-03-06T11:19:30+00:00March 4th, 2021|Writing|Comments Off on 7 Keys to Keyword Success

What Training Do Frontline Managers Need?

What training do frontline managers need? The answer is leadership training, which covers all the activities they’re responsible for, especially when it comes to managing people. Thrown into the Deep End When I was a new manager one of my first tasks was to hire additional personnel. I was handed an ad book (newspaper employment [...]

By |2021-03-02T14:37:15+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Leadership|Comments Off on What Training Do Frontline Managers Need?

When Leaders Set the Wrong Example Where Does it Lead?

We’ve all heard, “lead by example” and leaders do just that. The question is what kind of example is being shared. When leaders set the wrong example where does it lead? When Leaders Set the Wrong Example What Happens When Leaders don’t Follow the Rules? The first thing that happens is others think they don’t [...]

By |2021-02-25T15:26:11+00:00February 25th, 2021|Leadership|Comments Off on When Leaders Set the Wrong Example Where Does it Lead?

How to Appease an Upset Customer

How to appease an upset customer isn't one size fits all. The last 12 months have been stressful. It's easy for people to lose control of their stress. It should come as no surprise that tension can erupt into anger. It happens. You work in a brick-and-mortar, restaurant, or a service center. Regardless, an upset [...]

By |2021-03-23T14:40:18+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Leadership|Comments Off on How to Appease an Upset Customer

Why Your Company Should Blog

If you're business isn't blogging, or not posting new blogs, here are a couple of reasons why your company should blog. Granted, it's not as easy as it was ten years ago to make an impact with your blog. There was much less competition back then. However, that doesn't mean you can't make an impact. [...]

By |2021-02-22T14:37:42+00:00February 18th, 2021|Writing|Comments Off on Why Your Company Should Blog

Dealing with Difficult Employees

Dealing with difficult employees isn't one size fits all, and it doesn't always work. I remember a department manager I tried to help. She had been a hardworking, loyal employee for several years. She was good at organizing the work, meeting production schedules, and most of the time she worked well with her team as [...]

By |2021-02-16T14:53:41+00:00February 16th, 2021|Leadership|Comments Off on Dealing with Difficult Employees

4 Reasons Why Business Blogs Fail

There are more than 4 reasons why business blogs fail. However these 4 are the most common. Business blogs fail because their importance is undervalued; therefore, businesses either don't dedicate the resources or they just give up. Why does this happen? Companies often underestimate the importance of a blog. A blog can help generate leads; [...]

By |2021-02-12T12:46:29+00:00February 11th, 2021|Networking|2 Comments

6 Steps to Changing Behavior

Changing behavior isn't easy, and it doesn't happen overnight, but it is possible, and it can positively impact your organization. Modifying behavior is a crucial tool for initiating change in any organization. Your employees should do better because of your actions and influence — not without or despite your influence. Leaders often become frustrated when dealing [...]

By |2021-02-09T16:00:40+00:00February 9th, 2021|Leadership|Comments Off on 6 Steps to Changing Behavior

Why the Hell Aren’t You Wearing a Mask?

So, why the hell aren’t you wearing a mask? If you're not wearing a mask in public, here's what you need to know. Countries that have mandated and enforced wearing masks have lower rates of infection and mortality from COVID-19. For example, take Taiwan, a country of nearly 24 million, has had 724 cases of [...]

By |2021-03-23T14:40:43+00:00February 4th, 2021|Interesting Stuff|2 Comments

You Can’t Make Everybody Happy—Can You?

You can't make everybody happy—can you? As a leader, you may be faced with unhappy team members. Some may dislike policies and procedures; some might not like their work, while others are just not be happy about anything. It might be challenging to win over unhappy people—but it's not impossible. How to Help an Unhappy [...]

By |2021-02-02T14:15:42+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Leadership|Comments Off on You Can’t Make Everybody Happy—Can You?
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