Posts by Jerry Jendusa

 

Having a Great Place To Work During a Pandemic


Finding motivated, engaged, and high quality employees is very paramount to the success of any organization. Employees like this truly make the workplace great. With COVID-19, it’s important that we pay more attention to how we can sustain a healthy, growth-minded culture. This pandemic has led to additional work and personal stressors for our employees.  Many employees are still working from home, alongside their spouse and children. People are being pulled in so many different directions and feeling as if, at times, they can do nothing right as they try to balance their work and family life. It's important to…

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February 08, 2021
Sustaining Results after Crisis Blog

Sustaining Great Results During and After a Crisis


By now you have been through the shock of the world literally seeming like it changed overnight. You have adapted to this “new norm”.  Whether you like it or not, this change could be with us for 12 to 18 months. Some areas of business may never fully change back.  Successful organizations have increased communications, pivoted with new innovations, cut costs, became more efficient, and surely have changed in a world where most people simply don’t like change. Even if your business has skyrocketed during these unpredictable times, you may be wondering when your industry will soften.  We all need…

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June 23, 2020
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Business Perseverance During Challenging Times


Times like these bring some of the most unique changes we will see in businesses. The dotcom age, 9/11, and the economic reform of 2008 were major moments of regrouping, changing, and coming out more positive in the end. Now more than ever, leadership is very essential for unifying businesses, especially as we face a moral debate of the COVID-19 epidemic. I handled 2001 differently than I should have for my company. However, I learned from my mistakes and ended up leading us through the 2008 crisis more effectively. We ended up coming out stronger than ever as a business!…

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March 26, 2020

How to Give Yourself More Time


Early in my career I really struggled with managing my time.  There simply was never enough time in the day for me to help in all the areas that needed it. —or that I thought needed it.     I was the CEO and co-founder of a growing aerospace business called EMTEQ. My day would consist of checking over 200 emails, returning phone calls, and working through a task list that never ended. Some of these tasks consisted of handling the day to day management to make sure things got done, problems got solved, and that all stakeholders were taken care of.   Sound…

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October 21, 2019

Thinking About Selling Your Business? Read this First.


Why do I want to sell my business?   I asked this question before.   I was a business owner and founder that was consumed by long hours and overwhelmed by demands. For 18 years, I led an aviation company called EMTEQ.  I would get frustrated with the long hours, people issues and lack of instant success.  At times it literally felt like the whole world was on my shoulders. For these reasons, it made me think about selling. Other times it made me wonder about the price where I would get up and walk away from the business.  …

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October 08, 2018

“If I Only Had More Time”


Business owners have many challenges that they face daily.  Some of the challenges include finding new customers, supporting the sales staff on that next killer presentation and proposal, helping to land that next big order or handling a major customer complaint.  Next, they could be trying to keep up with regulatory requirements, company audits, tax laws, or international trade practices.   How can one prioritize when everything seems to be a priority?   Owning and running a business is extremely complicated. From the outside looking in it may seem like maximum freedom and flexibility. After all, you are your own…

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September 18, 2018

Use these Continuous Improvement Principles to Execute Your Plan


It may be difficult to implement continuous improvement into your business. Business is extremely complicated with parts that are always moving. Complexity, layers of management, time constraints, and lack of prioritization are areas that can get in the way of implementing continuous improvement.   Due to this complexity, identifying areas for improvement may be difficult.   Where to start, whom to engage, what to improve, and how to prioritize can lead to a lack of action, a lack of alignment, and utter frustration.   Continuous improvement has been perfected in areas like manufacturing environments.  In real time, different areas in…

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August 08, 2018

How to Manage from the Beach


The life of a small business owner ebbs and flows. It is very difficult getting out of the day to day when so many people, including your customers, key employees, and suppliers rely on you. After a period of time there actually becomes an adrenaline rush of being the person that can figure things out and make things happen. A traditional firefighting mode sets in. Something unplanned always happens. A major challenge with delivery, a product failure or a key account leaves. Perhaps a key employee that you cannot live without decides that your place is no longer for him…

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July 30, 2018
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