Category Archives: Management

Master the Basics

I’m in the process of writing a new training manual for my company. Here is the INTRODUCTION. Welcome to the RPM Storage Management team. You were selected because you display the skillsets and attitude we believe will make you successful … Continue reading

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Shine On!

“If you treat people right and always do a good job, customers will always come back.” ~ Harold Smith I’ve been flying in and out of the Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City since the late 1970’s. For most of … Continue reading

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Preparing for Business Droughts

“The thing about crape myrtles is, when everything else is struggling to survive, they are in their full glory.”  ~ Monty Rainey   After a week of travel, I arrived home Friday evening to find the 25’ Catawba Crape Myrtle … Continue reading

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It’s Not What You Say, But How You Say It.

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes, but no plans.”  ~ Peter Drucker Words mean things and when it comes to business, learning how to put words together properly is of utmost importance. Successful sales people quickly … Continue reading

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Sooner or later, anyone who is in a position of managing people will be faced with introducing a new policy or procedure. Most people fight change and you will be met with opposition to the new policy or procedure if … Continue reading

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What Gets Measured Gets Done

“What gets measured gets done.”  ~ Jack Daly Believe it or not, we’re only a month and a few days away from the year being half over. How are your goals for the year working out? Are you on target? … Continue reading

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CROSS Training – Components of Revenue Optimization for Self Storage

Below is an on-going project I have developed over many years in the Self Storage business. The principles outlined have served me very well in this industry throughout the years and I have decided to make them available to the … Continue reading

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Customer Service Hero: Heather ~ Enterprise Love Field

“I didn’t start out wanting to get rich. Making a huge amount of money was never high on my list. Ensuring that customers were well taken care of and that employees were happy – those were the most important things. … Continue reading

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Lee Cockerell spent over forty years in the hospitality business including being and executive vice president at Disney and executive positions with Hilton and Marriott. This book, THE CUSTOMER RULES: The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: FRED 2.0

There really aren’t a lot of books that should be on everyone’s “must read” list when you consider how varied our interests are. Sure, if you like biographies you simply can’t miss Carl Van Doren’s 1938 Pulitzer winner on Benjamin … Continue reading

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