22 03, 2017

Will the Truck Driver of the Future Drive a Truck?

By | 2017-03-22T08:50:05+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Trucking & Logistics|

Asking if the truck driver of the future will drive a truck sounds redundant, almost silly doesn’t it? However, it’s a valid question. The closer driverless cars and trucks come to being a reality the more credible the question becomes. The reality is, in the not too far distant future, truck drivers may not be [...]

20 03, 2017

The Psychology Behind Vehicle Graphics Color 

By | 2017-03-20T09:12:15+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

The color palette on vehicle graphics is one of the most important ingredients of a successful vehicle wrap. There’s a lot to consider when discussing vehicle graphics color, and the psychology of color is one of them. But before we get to that, let’s look at some of the other color considerations. What Goes into [...]

17 03, 2017

Hacking Past a Boomer Block: A Hack for Young Business Professionals

By | 2017-03-17T09:23:26+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Human Resources|

I’m an old guy, a boomer. Generally I abhor categorizing people by the year they were born. However, I love alliteration, hence Boomer block. So shoot me. To categorize and stereotype people born in the same era isn’t much different than saying all people born in Indiana are the same, or all Asians act alike, [...]

16 03, 2017

Do Your People Believe Your Company Values are Real?

By | 2017-03-16T15:16:53+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Small Business Matters|

We all hope our employees follow and abide by company policies and procedures. We want to believe our teammates share the values set forth in mission statements and vision manifestos, but do we know they share our company values? Not unless we ask. Are Leadership and the Team on the Same Page? The problem with [...]

15 03, 2017

Where Does Becoming a Leader Begin?

By | 2017-03-15T09:27:43+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Leadership Values|

There’s an old adage that you can’t love another until you love yourself. The same principle is true for leadership. Becoming a leader begins with you. Once Upon a Time… As a young manager, I approached my general manager with the idea of promoting a member of my team. My general manager listened patiently and [...]

13 03, 2017

How to Coordinate a Major Fleet Graphics Rebrand

By | 2017-03-13T09:29:24+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

Beginning at the end of 2016 and ending in the spring of 2017, TKO Graphix rebranded more than 18,000 semi tractor-trailers for one organization. I’ll let that sink in. We de-identified the existing trailers removing the old graphics as well as identification. We prepared the vehicles for new adhesive vinyl application, and we installed the [...]

10 03, 2017

How to Hold Yourself Accountable for Accountability

By | 2017-03-10T09:48:47+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Leadership Values|

According to a Harvard Business Review Report, 46% of managers are terrible at holding staff accountable, One out of every two managers is terrible at accountability. I’m surprised. I thought it would be higher. I’ve seldom seen managers good at accountability, including me, for most of my management career. How’s that Plan Working for you? [...]

9 03, 2017

How Negativity Adversely Affects Your Health  

By | 2017-03-09T09:17:18+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Wellness|

For most of my adult life, I’ve believed one’s outlook affects one's health. My unscientific observation has been that pessimistic people have more illnesses and ailments than the folks who see the brighter side of life. I wholeheartedly believe part of the difference is self-fulfilling, and some of it is the harm negativity does to [...]

8 03, 2017

Why You Should Meet for Coffee More Often  

By | 2017-03-08T09:34:18+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Social Media & Networking|

I make quarterly plans. My plans cover the many tasks I’m privileged to do at TKO Graphix —leadership, blogging, video, PR, social media, and more. I also cover outside activities like networking. In my first quarter goals for 2017 my networking action plan is to attend two networking events and two meet-for-coffees per month. So, [...]

6 03, 2017

Photo Blog: OrangeTheory Fitness Wrap

By | 2017-03-06T09:36:44+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Featured Customers|

Wow, this vehicle wrap pops! And that may be an understatement. The OrangeTheory Fitness wrap has it all: branded colors and fonts, white lettering on the orange background that stands out. The design fades effectively from the branded orange to images of trainers and members. Like I said, this wrap pops. Why the OrangeTheory Fitness [...]