In this episode, Steve Fretzin and Jamie Spannhake discuss: The relationship between the billable hour and efficiency.  Time management and mind mastery.  The 168 Hour exercise and time management tools.  Delegation for items below your paygrade.    Key Takeaways: Time management is always clearer when we know what our values are – we always want to spend the most time on what we believe is the most important.  Lawyering is all about problem solving, which is creative. The only way to be creative is to have downtime.  If you feel like you are failing it is because you have too…
Innovation. Change. Growth. Those three words can strike both hope and fear into business organizations, because company leaders know that it’s at times of growth that organizations face the most challenges. The Boost Midwest AIM Workshop helps organizations manage times of high growth through its methodology of analyze, innovate, and manage. Its goal: “To take the guesswork out of change management,” Boost Midwest CEO Marie Stacks said. “We’re taking data and turning it into a story, and really building out an environment around that data.” Management often overlooks critical developmental questions when planning for growth. Assessing an organization’s current methods…
Coronavirus Spotlight: Navigating Employee Wellness During COVID-19 CULTURE WORKS – we align purpose to operationalize culture with your people. CULTURE CONNECTIVITY FOR YOUR PURPOSE, PEOPLE AND PROCESSES. How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy According to Harvard Business Review, 75% of managers across 50 organizations were dissatisfied with their company’s learning and development functions. With that statistic in mind and the $359 billion spent on training in 2016, it’s essential that your company’s learning and development program is developed properly.  As a business owner, you probably know you should start implementing a learning and development program. We’re here to help!…
General contractors who hire unlicensed workers and unlicensed subcontractors put themselves at risk for potential criminal action by the local District Attorney (DA) and they risk receiving a stop work order from California Contractor State Licensing Board (CSLB) if and when that agency performs a site sweep.   A site sweep occurs when and one of several government agencies, including CSLB, Employment Development Department (EDD), and the California Labor Commissioner, target a specific local area in which construction is being performed and physically show up on the active site to conduct a site inspection.    During a site inspection, workers…
Currently, agricultural workers who work for employers having 25 or fewer employees are entitled to overtime compensation after their 10th hour of work per day and for the first 8 hours worked on the seventh consecutive day of work – as opposed to receiving overtime if they work over 8 hours in a day. These laborers receive double time compensation only for hours worked over 8 on the seventh consecutive day of work – as opposed to receiving double time compensation for hours worked over 12 in a day. All that is about to change, though, starting January 1, 2022,…
Gmail is the most popular email service today, and with good reason. It has one of the most customizable interfaces and a trove of time-saving and productivity-enhancing features. There’s plenty you can do to optimize your Gmail inbox; here are a few of them. Undo Send In the fast-paced world of business, mistakes happen. And because everybody deserves a second chance at writing that email, Gmail has provided a way to recall sent emails — as long as you do it immediately after hitting Send. To rescind your email, simply click on Undo or View Message > Undo beside the…
The critical path can be defined as the sequence of tasks determining the minimum time needed to get something done. Identifying and understanding these tasks is essential to ensuring that the necessary work in your organization gets done properly and on time. Today’s newsletter examines this important concept and shares tips for managing it effectively. Read more… The post How to Move Quickly Along the Critical Path (September 2021) appeared first on Goodrich Associates.…
On July 9, 2021, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) issued an interim final rule (IFR) on the process for eligible distressed multiemployer pension plans to calculate and apply for Special Financial Assistance (SFA) awards under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). Following is a summary of the key components of the IFR: SFA Award Calculation Plan sponsors that qualify for PBGC assistance may apply for a one-time lump sum payment to cover all benefits due through the 2051 plan year. The IFR establishes a more specific calculation in which the amount of SFA an eligible plan may…
In January, I hosted a webinar looking at President Biden’s proposed tax plan from the campaign trail. The webinar reviewed his proposals, assessed likelihood of passage, and shared ideas on minimizing taxes. This week we have a draft House tax bill attempting to act on his ideas. This follows action by the Senate over the summer. Directionally, the draft legislation feels similar to Biden’s proposals, but there are major differences. In January, I shared that items on the left had a higher chance of passing than items on the right. Minor Tweaks vs. Major Overhauls Source: Fiducient Advisors That prediction…