Makarios Consulting Blog

What’s Your Railgun?

Businesses can be so wedded to old ideas that they ignore transformative innovations. “Not Invented Here” and “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” are just two of the excuses given to avoid shaking things up. If it takes a bomb to light a fire under your management team, maybe it’s time to roll out … Continue reading What’s Your Railgun?

Effective Listening — A Business Person’s New Year’s Resolution

There is a wonderful Christmas hymn titled “Do You Hear What I Hear?” that I have loved since I was young.  The hymn reminds us that, if we listen closely, we can hear a song in the trees announcing the birth of the Christ child.  I thought of that hymn this week as I considered … Continue reading Effective Listening — A Business Person’s New Year’s Resolution

Five Top Gifts Revisited – A True Tale

Last week my blog focused on the top five gifts your staff wants for the holidays.  I was recently reminded of the importance of these gifts via a heartfelt conversation with a dear friend who works for a small, family-run manufacturing business.  She is not in the upper echelon of the company, nor is she … Continue reading Five Top Gifts Revisited – A True Tale

Top Five Gifts Your Staff Wants For The Holidays

The holiday season is considered to be the time of giving, a time to be selfless and cognizant of the needs of others.  As a business coach and consultant I have often been faced with what I call “The Great Divide” between upper management of companies and the balance of the working team.  Some may … Continue reading Top Five Gifts Your Staff Wants For The Holidays