Al Levi

056 – Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth

By Al Levi / September 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

Do you have too many cooks (aka leaders) in your company? Get everyone on the same page and work more effeciently with operating manuals.

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Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth

By Al Levi / September 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

What happens when your company has too many leaders all going in too many different directions?


Yes, like the old adage says, “Too many cooks spoil the broth.”

To expand on this, in a kitchen, there can only be one head chef. They run things and the others on the team help produce the outcome desired. You can’t expect good results if everyone is free to jump into the process.

Pardon the pun: That would be a recipe for disaster.

Here’s how and why this dynamic of “Too Many Chefs” reveals itself to me as I go about my work as a consultant at a new company…

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055 – What if I Train Them and They Leave?

By Al Levi / September 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

It’s often asked, “What if I train someone and they leave to work for the competition?” But what if you don’t train them and they stay? Training is vital.

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054 – Are the Stings Set Up by TV Stations Fair to Contractors?

By Al Levi / August 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

The stings on TV give contractors a bad name. Contracting companies have to overcome a bad stereotype. Operating manuals make this easy.

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053 – The Secret Bonus of Operating Manuals

By Al Levi / August 19, 2020 / 0 Comments

Every contracting business owner wants to minimize chaos and boost sales. The question is… How? Operating manuals are the key.

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052 – How are You Judging Your Staff’s Performance?

By Al Levi / August 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

How do you judge your staff’s performance? Don’t judge them based on your subjective opinion. Judge them based on objective facts found in your operating manuals.

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051 – Buying Your Way to Growth

By Al Levi / August 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

One of the best ways to grow your business correctly is through buying the growth through acquisition. Not sure where to start? Here’s how to do it.

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Buying Your Way to Growth

By Al Levi / August 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

When I talk to contractors, many ask the same question, and that is, “How do I grow my company the right way?”

To me, there are only two answers:

1) Master Organic Marketing

2) Master Acquisition

Mastering Organic Marketing means you are so good at the right messaging delivered using the right marketing vehicles that you create more demand for the work you can do in a given day which means you need to grow your team to support this ability.

Great Organic Marketers have figured out on their own or with good marketing outsources how to make their phone ring “off the hook” which has allowed the owner to hang up their tool belt and begin to focus on what it takes to run a successful business.

Mastering Acquisition means you’ve learned how to buy someone else’s company and acquire their customers and good will and sometimes their assets like trucks and inventory or even their building.

Great Acquisition Players know that Acquisition can and often does happen in many ways and in many forms.

My focus here is on Acquisition as the best way to… Buying Your Way to Growth.

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050 – Urgent vs. Important But Not Urgent

By Al Levi / July 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

Fighting fires in your business instead of focusing on important-but-not-urgent matters? It doesn’t have to be that way. Operating manuals can help.

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049 – I Can Do Everything… In a Job Interview

By Al Levi / July 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Finding and retaining good employees is by design, not by accident. Learn to be proactive versus reactive in the hiring process.

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