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Correct Craft hosts first ‘Culture Summit’

Correct Craft, long known for its commitment to people and culture, has launched a new Culture Summit for senior leadership and human resources managers within the marine industry. The Culture Summit will take place on January 14 – 15, 2020 at the Orlando Airport Hyatt Regency. The Culture Summit will explore the importance of effective culture in our companies, include ...

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We are all stronger together

This blog was originally featured on PowersportsBusiness.com and has been republished with permission. Coexistence for us humans is so crucial today, as technology has made the planet we live on seem so small. Through understanding and cooperation, humans have grown to levels hardly imagined a generation ago. So if globally we can accomplish this, why does it seem so difficult ...

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How to mess up a business without breaking a sweat

No matter their strengths, businesses, like people, are always at risk. Some dangers are so blatant they dare being ignored. But others, far less obvious, cause untold—and even fatal—damage, eating away and undermining a company’s best efforts. Their work is insidious and relentless, going unnoticed until it’s too late. And it all happens without anyone breaking a sweat. Even so, ...

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Are you delegating enough of your work?

Are you a manager who feels swamped by all of the work you need to get done? Are you looking for ways to become more productive? You may need to start delegating more of your work. A recent study from the Harvard Business Review aimed to quantify the returns of delegation by reviewing legal partners that delegated work to associates. ...

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When employees become friends

A recent commentary column from Tom Gimbel, CEO of the LaSalle Network, caught my eye, as the conflict he addressed seemed one that I thought many marine businesses may be facing. In the column, Gimbel discusses the mistake of holding onto an employee longer than he should have, but with the added complication that this employee had become something of a ...

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Weekly 5: Coast Guard reauthorization passes committee

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Coast Guard reauthorization passes committee The U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure unanimously approved the Coast Guard Reauthorization Act of 2015 last week. The bill, HR 1987, ...

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Generational generalizations

While interviewing Dr. Michael O’Connor, executive vice president of Spader Business Planning, I asked how developing Millennials for future leadership roles differed from developing previous generations. And I immediately tensed up while I awaited the answer, as I always do whenever I ask about this generation. I am a Millennial, so these are my people, and I spend a lot ...

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From the archives: The dealership dream team

As business picks up and you look to develop the best team at your dealership, what are some of the key practices for doing it? In this week's From the Archives, we take a look at some timeless tips for improving communication and connecting every department in your dealership. Each department within a dealership is working toward the same goal: ...

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Getting granular with job descriptions

In our March issue, we featured “17 Strategies of a Service Superhero,” and one of the strategies included is the need to outline job descriptions specifically and early. This is significant for every position in the dealership – not just service. Sam Dantzler said job descriptions should get very granular, even if it means including “Clean the bathrooms once a ...

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Practicing servant leadership

While at the International Marina and Boatyard Conference last week, I attended the Thursday morning keynote on "The Power of Servant Leadership." The speaker, Jim Hunter, proclaimed that everyone is a leader because everyone has the power to affect someone. “If you have a pulse, you’re a leader,” he said. He further spoke on how to be an effective leader ...

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