Fluid Power Journal

Professional Development

Being a Fluid Power Professional means more than just knowing the technical aspects of your job. It’s also knowing how to navigate the professional climate of your business and company. Here are some articles to help you become a master not only in the field but also in the workplace.

 

Build Robust Customer Relationships by Taking a Proactive Approach

By Jill J. Johnson. While today’s sales process can appear streamlined and online, it creates complexities and confusion for consumers who have vastly more …

Asking Questions to Enhance Your Strategic Thinking

By Jill J. Johnson. The foundation of effective strategic thinking and strategy development is knowing how to ask the right questions. Learning to ask the …

Understanding the Importance of Decision Triggers In Selling to Your Prospects

By Jill J. Johnson, MBA A key component of effective target marketing involves developing deep insight into the decision-making process influencing how your …

Understand the Impact of Your Profit Per Sale

Make Sure You’re Dedicating Your Resources to the Right Areas By Jill J. Johnson, MBA. Few enterprises truly understand the actual profits generated by the …

Stalled Sales? Get Unstuck by Engaging in a Strategic Market Analysis

By Jill J. Johnson, MBA. If you are struggling with sluggish sales, there are two critical areas you must review to address the situation. The first is …

You Are A Leader

Whether you know it or not. Whether you want to be one or not… By Jim Bouchard. You inspire people–whether you know it or not.  You empower people, …

9 Tips for Making Working Remotely Work for You and Your Employer

By Jill J. Johnson The concept of remote working has been around for a long time. Many entrepreneurs have mastered the ability to work virtually, but it has …

6 Signs You Are Not Assertive Enough & 4 Ways to Fix It

By Jill J. Johnson, MBA Those who achieve success make things happen and have developed the ability to be assertive. If your secret desire is a promotion or …

Using a B.O.L.D. Approach to Succeeding in an Unpredictable Business World

By Jill J. Johnson, MBA International pop singer Madonna had a major hit song in the 1980’s titled “Material Girl” with catchy lyrics saying, …

Sherman+Reilly on the Value of The Utility Expo

The utility industry is changing rapidly, and there’s no better place find the tools, trends and technologies driving its growth and development than The …

How Good are Your Executive Presence Skills?

By Joe Garfinkle. Executive presence is a prerequisite for excelling at a high level. A leader with executive presence radiates gravitas and authority and …

How to Draft an Effective Manufacturing Attendance Policy

By Sheila Stafford, CEO, TeamSense Creating an effective attendance policy that works for everyone in your manufacturing facility can be a tricky task. Whether …

3 Tips for Managing the Labor Shortage

By Jill J. Johnson. It’s no secret that the staffing shortages facing most businesses today are extremely challenging. It is also highly unlikely that these …

Is Procrastination Good or Bad?

By Yoram Solomon. A famous preacher was procrastinating about writing a very public speech. He went on stage not having completed the speech. He was a …

7 Steps for Promoting Employee Engagement

By Kate Zabriskie They’re here, but they’re not here. My staff isn’t committed, and it’s obvious to me and our customers. We’re in trouble. To say …