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FEATURED ARTICLES 23 Complying with CSA 2010 By Mike Price
The groundwater industry needs to get up to speed on the FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability initiative. 27 Avoiding Costly Mistakes By Jennifer Strawn
Make sure you know all of the regulations if you’re transporting hazardous materials. 30 WATER WELL JOURNAL Q & A Lee Orton, JD, Nebraska Well Drillers Association 44 2012 Buyers Guide 44 Index of Products and Services 78 Directory of Manufacturers 105 Directory of Suppliers and Manufacturer Representatives 110 Trade Names
IN EVERY ISSUE 8 Editor’s Note Saying “Good Job” Takes Only a Few Seconds
DEPARTMENTS In This Issue Industry Newsline The Log Web Notes Coming Events Newsmakers State Watch Taking Delivery Featured Products Classified Marketplace Index of Advertisers Closing Time
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FEATURED COLUMNISTS 32 Safety Matters by Mary C. DeVany, CSP, CHMM Breathing Clean Air What well drillers need to know about respiratory protection.
34 Engineering Your Business by Ed Butts, PE, CPI The Fine Points of Efficiency Minor improvements can make a big difference when it comes to an efficient system.
38 The After Market by Ron Slee Performance Standards How do you know when you’re doing a good job?
40 Your Money by William J. Lynott Irrational Behavior Be careful. Emotion can lead to poor financial decisions.
42 Savvy Selling by Michelle Nichols When Heart Meets Hustle, Stand Back! If you have the drive to sell and the desire to succeed, few things in this world can stand in the way of success. The views expressed in the columns are the authors’ opinions based on their professional experience.
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NOTE Saying ‘Good Job’ Takes Only a Few Seconds
person on her way to a meeting at a hotel paused when she was about to pass a coffee shop. Incredibly, it wasn’t the smell of fresh roasted java that halted her in her tracks. She remembered someone who would be at the meeting had been doing a bang-up job of late. So this person went in the shop, purchased a cup of coffee, and gave it to the fellow attendee along with a hearty thank you when she arrived at the meeting. It was a gesture that took only a few extra minutes and a few extra bucks. But it most likely made an impact that is immeasurable—months and months of hard work from a now extra excited employee. The person who purchased the coffee is the assistant director of human resources at The Broadmoor, a five-star resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where the customer service deserves a sixth star. And it’s obvious why. Every manager at the resort could tell you dozens of personal stories similar to the coffee because recognition is part of their philosophy. “If it takes you longer than five seconds to remember the last time you told someone they’re doing a great job, it’s been too long,” the director added after recalling her story to me. Wow. How long has it been for you? I admit I can get caught up in the dayto-day processes of making sure items get checked off the to-do list and can forget those helping me. Yes, it took me longer than five seconds to remember
my last thank you. It won’t ever take that long again though. Saying “thanks” or “good job” is easy and so helpful. Sometimes the notice of a manager or boss is what truly keeps employees going when the task is tough or the hours are long. And sometimes recognition does more. It can be the fuel that drives employees to go above and beyond the typical. When employee investment reaches that level, you’ll get performances that could truly impact your company’s bottom line. The employee recognition program at The Broadmoor is over the top—and they’ve designed it that way. The annual employee of the year is treated to an all expenses paid vacation for his or her family. The assistant director of human resources said, “When it’s announced, we want it to be a cry on the stage type of moment like the Academy Awards” and “We want our employees to want that moment.” Obviously, most of our companies are not the size of The Broadmoor and can’t dole out such a prize. But the philosophy behind it is exactly like the free coffee. And we should all think of a colleague doing a great job when the smell of coffee hits our nose from time to time.
Thad Plumley is the editor of WWJ and director of publications at the National Ground Water Association. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @WaterWellJournl.
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