How to Effectively Hire 200 People in 5 Days

At TSOR, we believe that all businesses are fundamentally people businesses. People create new technologies, processes, goods, and services. For these reasons, we believe that having the right people on the team to do these things is essential; and therefore, hiring well is fundamental to success. While many of us would never create a budget … Read more

Data and Operations

In today’s operations environments, there is an obsession with data and the availability of operational metrics. “Management Operating Systems” in their various forms seek to impose disciplines around the availability and actionability of key metrics to drive business decisions. Through my career, I have had the privilege of working with a variety of organizations and … Read more

Confidence vs Identity

How does one gain self-confidence? Normally, it begins at a young age when small tasks completed. With each completed task, a person gains confidence in themselves that they have the ability to get things done.Perseverance is grown when faced with an obstacle, but not giving up until the task is completed. This is where people … Read more

A Case Study in Retention

Retention: I cannot think of a more pressing topic right now for business leaders to be focused on. In fact, Mark Horstman, Co-founder of Manager Tools, often says that a manager must be focused on two things: results & retention. As a business leader, achieving results is an obvious objective, but achieving a healthy retention … Read more

Leadership: Vision + Relationship

When a person trades their time and energy, they typically consider two things: 1. How much it will benefit themselves. 2. How much they believe in the vision. As the boss, this means that if you want your employees to dedicate their precious limited resources of time towards your company’s goals, you have to: A. … Read more

2022 ILWU & PMA Contract Negotiations

Anyone who lived through the prior ILWU contract negotiations understands the major impact this event can have on business, especially small business. A more limited supplier base and less frequent shipments put smaller businesses as risk when their entire inventory to operate for the next few months is stranded on a ship waiting to get … Read more