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.

My Top Ten Outdated Phrases

Unfortunately, of these top ten outdated phrases I've used at least eight of them this year. I occasionally use phrases, slang, and colloquialisms some of my younger friends and colleagues (okay, they’re all younger than me) either don’t understand, or chuckle at because they’re so two days ago. To help boomers, and others who may [...]

By |2020-09-17T13:11:05+00:00September 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Top Ten Outdated Phrases

Your Best Employee Retention Plan

If you’re reading this, you already know employee retention may be the most important and challenging key to the success and survival of your business. If you’re in a leadership or human resources position, it might be the most critical piece to your growth and career. A lot rides on employee retention. And it’s not [...]

By |2020-09-14T14:29:18+00:00September 14th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on Your Best Employee Retention Plan

How to ask Questions for Understanding

How to ask questions for understanding  not confirmation is important. I've attended meetings, seminars, and lectures — observed interviews, corrective actions, and employee evaluations — watched video interviews, webinars, and listened to podcasts — and time and time again, I've heard poorly constructed questions with little thought put into them. Too often, questions are asked [...]

By |2020-09-08T14:37:24+00:00September 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to ask Questions for Understanding

How to be a Terrible Boss

So, how to be a terrible boss? What makes me qualified to write about this? Because I was a terrible boss. I was chatting with a friend recently and asked him who he thought made the best counselors. He asked me what I meant, and I said, “You know, like who would make the best [...]

By |2020-09-03T13:59:52+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on How to be a Terrible Boss

How I Stopped Putting Off What I Wanted to Do 

So, how I stopped putting off what I wanted to do was more difficult than I thought it would be. You see, I'm good at doing what I need to do. For example, I publish six blogs a week on four sites, for three organizations, and this one. I'm six weeks or more ahead on [...]

By |2020-08-31T14:01:06+00:00August 31st, 2020|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on How I Stopped Putting Off What I Wanted to Do 

Passing the Buck – My Cat Hid the Remote

The other day, I couldn't find the remote. I asked my wife if she'd seen it and she replied, "Joe has it." Joe, our eight year old cat? Joe has the remote? OK, at least it wasn't my problem — I didn't misplace it. Joe had it. I wasn't passing the buck.  Has Your Cat [...]

By |2020-08-27T12:53:38+00:00August 27th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on Passing the Buck – My Cat Hid the Remote

Omitting this Training Could Ruin Your Business

Six years ago, shortly before Christmas I visited my oldest daughter (Dr. Daughter if you please—proud dad) and her family in Melbourne, FL. The last night of my visit my then 17-year-old granddaughter was at work. It’s her first job. She’s a server at a sit down fast food restaurant. Her mother and I decided [...]

By |2020-08-24T14:29:48+00:00August 24th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on Omitting this Training Could Ruin Your Business

My Dad, Water Jugs, and Customer Service

Every Sunday, I take dad to the grocery store. On the way, we stop by a big-box hardware store to pick up two 5-gallon jugs of water. The emptied returned jugs are supposed to be processed through a shoot, into a bin, followed by a return receipt. This is only in theory. Dad and I [...]

By |2020-08-20T14:26:17+00:00August 20th, 2020|Just for Fun|Comments Off on My Dad, Water Jugs, and Customer Service

When to Coach and When to Manage

One of my mantras is that you manage projects and lead people.  I guess if we’re talking about managing versus coaching it would read you manage the game but coach players. Are you doing both in your workplace? Do you know when to coach and when to manage? "One has to do with directing, the [...]

By |2020-08-17T14:10:13+00:00August 17th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on When to Coach and When to Manage

Top Ten Reasons Not to Cook Fish at the Office

So, yes, I have a top ten reasons not to cook fish at the office from experience. A few years ago, I made the mistake of warming fish in the office microwave for lunch. It was previously cooked. However, I warmed it in the office microwave, which sent my co-workers running out of the building [...]

By |2020-08-13T14:00:49+00:00August 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top Ten Reasons Not to Cook Fish at the Office
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