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.

Do You Know Why You’re Mad?

Do you know why you're mad? Do you ever get so mad you can’t see straight? You may be experiencing an amygdala hijack. An amygdala hijack is part of the survival system within our brain, and it's been with us since the earliest of times. Faced with danger or fear, molecules are pumped into the [...]

By |2020-04-20T15:35:53+00:00April 20th, 2020|Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on Do You Know Why You’re Mad?

7 Steps to Improving Working with Yourself

I’ve written a lot about leadership how to improve your business, team, and how you work with others. However, improving how you work with others may need to start with how you treat yourself. Someone said it’s hard to love anyone if you don’t love yourself. The same is true for leadership. It’s hard to [...]

By |2020-04-16T15:11:41+00:00April 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 7 Steps to Improving Working with Yourself

How to Set Communication Expectations that Work

Today there is a greater need than ever to set communication expectations at work that work. With team members on furlough, reduced staff, and people working from home, communication is not only critical to the success of your operation but also to the well-being and peace of mind of your staff. It may be even [...]

By |2020-04-13T16:07:13+00:00April 13th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on How to Set Communication Expectations that Work

My Top Ten (plus one) Blogging Mistakes

During the quarantine, I have time on my hands, you? One of the ways I fill my time is writing. I write books, web copy, and stories. However, what I write the most are blogs. I've posted more than 2,000, and I've made every one of these eleven blogging mistakes and more. How do you [...]

By |2020-04-06T16:38:19+00:00April 6th, 2020|Writing|Comments Off on My Top Ten (plus one) Blogging Mistakes

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|Comments Off on The Key Ingredient to Successfully Working from Home

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|Comments Off on Happy Monkey 

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|Comments Off on How to Improve Interdepartmental Communication

Is your Leadership Credo a Blank Page?

Most managers have an idea about their leadership beliefs. There are actions they adhere to as well as things they avoid. I was the same. However, when I took the time to think about my leadership credo and write it down, it become clearer. And not only that, it was something I could share with [...]

By |2020-03-16T14:56:23+00:00March 16th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on Is your Leadership Credo a Blank Page?

What Example Are You Setting?

You've probably heard and accepted the aphorism, “Lead by example,” but what does it mean? Many define it as setting a good example for others to follow. And while there is some truth to this — it’s not the whole story. Leaders have weaknesses, and given the choice between a difficult or an easy task, most [...]

By |2020-03-13T14:20:58+00:00March 13th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on What Example Are You Setting?