Leaders: How early should you start the day?

I am not much of a morning person, just ask my wife. But as the leader of an organization, there is an internal clock that ticks loudly, counting down the minutes until the business opens. In the military, I was taught that 10 minutes early was five minutes late. That mantra carried into my newspaper career. It seemed I always …

We can all learn the many ‘benefits’ of a job well done

Note: I first wrote this blog in 2012. I applies even more today. “What benefits does this company offer?” That question is often raised by applicants across the nation. They want to know if there are health benefits, time benefits, retirement benefits, and the like. In an effort to land the “best and brightest,” companies have put their money where …

What the health? Talking COVID, vaccine, priorities

This week’s 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast hosts, David and Joshua Specht, ask, “What the Health?” and tackle the vaccine issue. The father and son duo don’t answer whether you should or shouldn’t get the COVID-19 vaccination, but they look at it from the underlying health issue to see how the right health decisions can help you no matter where you stand …

Make a decision already!

This week’s 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast sees father and son hosts, David and Joshua Specht, coaching you on how not to be paralyzed by making a decision.  Any big decision in your life will cause discomfort and tension as well as sacrifices, but growth and progress doesn’t happen without making a decision. David and Josh will share their stories about major …

Don’t be an ‘Ask-hole’

Do you have a friend who is constantly consumed with drama and wants your advice but ignores it? Do you have an employee who asks 1 million questions about their job, but never has a solution?  Then you, my friend, have an Ask Hole.  In this week’s 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast, David and Joshua Specht apply their generational knowledge to help …

Protecting the environment; it’s not what you think

This episode of the 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast has father and son hosts, David and Joshua Specht, crossing the generational divide to discuss the importance of creating a positive work environment.  The pair dive into how work environments affect morale and productivity, how to change your environment for the better, and even what that means in a post COVID-19 pandemic world. …