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.

Where Does Becoming a Leader Begin?

There’s an old adage that you can’t love another until you love yourself. The same principle is true for leadership. Becoming a leader begins with you. Once Upon a Time… As a young manager, I approached my general manager with the idea of promoting a member of my team. My general manager listened patiently and [...]

By |2020-12-08T12:19:20+00:00December 8th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on Where Does Becoming a Leader Begin?

The Path from Working In to Working On the Business

A friend and I were recently discussing working in vs. working on his business, working in defined as doing the work, and working on defined as growing the business and shaping it's direction. I’ve always thought of it as the difference between an actor and a director. Eventually, leaders that only work in the business [...]

By |2020-12-03T14:31:36+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on The Path from Working In to Working On the Business

How to Take Disciplinary Action Without Creating Animosity

How to take disciplinary action is a lot more than completing a form an having an employee sign it. Sound familiar. Yep, I've done that too. And when sit and sign was my system usually the only thing I accomplished was animosity from the employee. The action didn't lead to improvement. Just the opposite. How [...]

By |2020-11-30T15:03:26+00:00November 30th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on How to Take Disciplinary Action Without Creating Animosity

How to Appreciate Your Way to a Healthier You

How to appreciate your way to a healthier you isn't easy this year. 2020 has been a challenging year for many. I'm one of the luckier ones. Life is good, but that's how I choose to see it. We all have a choice in how we look at the world. More than 2000 years ago, [...]

By |2020-11-23T16:30:40+00:00November 23rd, 2020|One on One|Comments Off on How to Appreciate Your Way to a Healthier You

Social Media Holiday Etiquette For Businesses

Social media holiday etiquette is always important. However, this year it might be more critical than ever. As we near the end 2020 we can all agree it's been a demanding year. COVID, racism, and the election have divided America. Unfortunately, too many people use social media to vent, berate, and hold forth. Here's the [...]

By |2020-11-19T14:15:19+00:00November 19th, 2020|Sales and Marketing|Comments Off on Social Media Holiday Etiquette For Businesses

Spend Your Dollars Wisely

Yesterday, I received an invitation to our homeowner's association annual meeting. I have not attended for three years. The last meeting I attended was a budget meeting. The word "budget" was spelled "buget." Maybe it's French, as in, "boo – jeh." The board spent over an hour discussing where to get the funds for snow [...]

By |2020-11-16T15:19:53+00:00November 16th, 2020|Sales and Marketing|Comments Off on Spend Your Dollars Wisely

But…But…the Internet’s down!?

I work from home. I manage several social media accounts, and I write four or five blogs a week, various case studies, workbooks, web copy, and some fiction. I have a system. I'm organized. I get stuff done. But today, Tuesday 11/11/20, the internet's down. Noooooo! The Internet's down! What about my Smartphone?  Well, yes, technically, [...]

By |2020-11-12T14:56:06+00:00November 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Leaders Go to Bat for their People—Do you?

Leaders go to bat for their people. They don’t confuse project management with leadership. Projects are managed—people are led. Leaders lead people. It’s that simple. And it’s that complicated. To lead people, one must care about people. To care about people you have to know people. Do you know your people? 3 Ways Leaders Go [...]

By |2020-11-09T13:45:42+00:00November 9th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on Leaders Go to Bat for their People—Do you?

Is Your Business Reaching Past the Low Hanging Fruit?

So, what's your low hanging fruit? What are you reaching past while attempting to reach a higher branch? When you ignore your low hanging fruit, you miss one of your best opportunities. A Seminar Last summer, I conducted a seminar with a group of healthcare administrators. A member of the group had acquired my book How [...]

By |2020-11-02T15:02:53+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is Your Business Reaching Past the Low Hanging Fruit?
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