Aspire Leaderboard June 19

New Overtime Ruling From Department of Labor

The Vision Council has published the new overtime ruling from The Department of Labor for which employees must be paid overtime under the Fair Labor...

Should You Have An Eyecare Bonus Program?

Over and over the subject comes up about bonus programs for eyecare staff. Should you  bonus or commission staff? Which staff is included and how much? Reality...

Tips For A More Productive Staff Meeting 

I'm a big proponent of regular staff meetings. Whether they're weekly or monthly, regularly getting the entire team together is extremely productive. If, that is,...

4 Tips To Keep Your Best Eyecare Employees

Employee turnover cost money. According to Investopedia An $8.00/hour can cost a company $3500 a year in turnover costs. In Training magazine in 2007,...

We Don’t Deal With Bullies

You all have them, that patient that threatens you with lawsuits and bad YELP reviews if you don't give them what they want.. free...

Leadership Tips: Developing The Sweet Spot

A sweet spot is where a combination of factors results in the maximum response for a given amount of effort. In sports, the sweet spot is...

How To Work Fast And Get Things Done

Ever had one of those days when you just couldn't get anything done? We found this How to Work Fast Infographic which provided some...

Dealing With Tardiness

I don't know about you, but people that are habitually late drive me nuts. It is not about the one off major traffic jam...

Personal Leadership Beliefs

I was recently doing some prep work for a speech I’m giving to the owners of independent stores. One thing that stood out was the...

Employee Social Media Policies

With the increase in Smart Phones and Social Media, it might be time to review your Social Media Policies with staff and rewrite new...

Whats Makes An Employee Happy?

We all make personal choices in life... you can either choose to be happy or choose to be unhappy. You can choose to be...

10 Lessons From Kitchen Nightmares

I don't usually watch TV, but for some reason I started watching Kitchen Nightmares on Hulu and got addicted. If you have never watched...

Plugs, Tattoos and Piercing In The Workplace

Tattoos, Piercing, Plugs, nose rings, tongue studs, you name it the day of the decorated human being is here now and most likely here...

Dumping Personal Debt

Normally we don't deal with issues such as debt. But after reading about the middle class is going away and the amount of personal...

When Should You Fire An Eyecare Patient?

Nobody hates to lose a hard- won patient. But.... as much as you want to make the customer happy there are just some times...

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