Time to move your desk?

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Before I got into roofing, I had a sales job. One of the first things I wanted to do there was get myself set up. I figured out that the desk they had assigned me would fit on another wall -- and that if I moved the desk, I'd have a nice window view from where I sat. The sales manager was an old crusty guy who was good at his job. When I told him that I wanted to move my desk he said, "Yeah. Everybody who comes in here always likes to move their desks around. I don't see what that has to … [Read more...]

Just like Microsoft Word

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Do you remember the first time you ever used Microsoft Word? Neither do I. But here's what I think happened: I opened up the program, looked at it for a minute, and then started typing. Without much effort at all, I was using it. Cool. And that's probably what happened for you, too. That quick and easy start is the goal behind the design of Roof Chief's software, too. To use the Chief, you don't need a advanced degree in computer engineering. You won't need hours of … [Read more...]

The Best in the Business: A Story

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Here's a great story I got from Lou Holtz on a leadership training video he did for an automobile manufacturer back in the early 80’s. I use it often with my youth sports teams and bring it out in business from time to time. It starts with, “I had a dream last night that the top three roofers walked up to a fresh-water pool with a large, stripped bass swimming around inside it. The guys decided that whoever could get the fish out of the pool would be 'best in the business.' The first guy … [Read more...]