Leader Letter: Good leadership is common sense

Leader Letters are monthly letters from the Maintex Leadership team. This month, Maintex President Linda Silverman discusses common sense leadership strategies.

Over the years I have given a lot of thought to the subject of leadership and the impact it has on an organization. These are some of my common sense beliefs about personal responsibility in leadership.

Ask a Specialist: What's the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu?

Content adapted from Megan J. DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Clinical Specialist at GOJO Industries.1

During the winter months, it seems that we all know someone who is sick. And although it is flu season, common cold viruses are also widely circulating right now. In fact, the average adult gets two to four colds per year, mostly between September and late April.2 Because these two types of viral respiratory illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be hard to distinguish between them based on symptoms alone.

Leader Letter: Now is the Perfect Time for Giving

Leader Letters are monthly letters from the Maintex Leadership team. This month, Maintex President Linda Silverman discusses charitable giving.

December 3rd was “Giving Tuesday.” On that day, I received many email requests from a wide variety of charities. When I checked in on social media, I saw requests for support and donations from many worthy organizations.

I am personally drawn to a wide variety of causes and I choose to give with both finances and volunteer time. Maintex as a company also has many charitable initiatives. But all of this charitable activity centered around December 3rd prompted me to reflect on charitable giving and how this special December day came about.

Product Spotlight: Maintex Foaming Hand Soaps

We all know how important hand washing is for preventing illness and reducing absenteeism. That's why Maintex has relaunched our favorite line of foaming hand soaps in several popular scents!

Ask Professor Sparklestein: How do I set up a more effective recycling program?

Professor Sparklestein is the Maintex "Dean of Clean," here to answer all of your cleaning questions.

Every California-based commercial business that generate 4+ cubic yards of waste per week is legally required to have a recycling program in place. So it's likely that you already have processes in place to manage your company's waste. But did you know, according to a global study by MIT, that incorporating more sustainability into your company's business model often correlates to an increase in profit?

Product Spotlight: Step into the future of cleaning with the robotic Tennant T7 AMR Micro-Rider Floor Scrubber

For large facilities, finding and training full-time floor care technicians can be difficult and costly. Maintex customers are getting huge benefits from the futuristic Tennant T7 AMR Micro-Rider Floor Scrubber - an efficient, self-driving, robotic floor care solution.

How-To: Hand Washing

Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself from getting sick. It also reduces the spread of germs to your coworkers, customers, family, and friends. Unfortunately, many of us get into poor hand hygiene habits, using only a rushed rinse of water or a quick swipe with the soap.

Effective hand washing may take a tiny bit of extra time (about 30 seconds total), but it will protect your health in the long run. Do yourself a favor and form a solid hand washing habit with proper timing and techniques.

Leader Letter: A Recipe for Business Success

Leader Letters are monthly letters from the Maintex Leadership team. This month, Maintex President Linda Silverman discusses a recipe for success in business.

A recipe is a method for achieving a desired outcome. We use recipes in many ways; in cooking, for business development, and in planning our lives. In any domain that we are using a "recipe," we need the same components of success.

Product Spotlight: Battery-free odor control with the Rubbermaid TCell™ System

When a customer enters your business, you want to make a positive first impression. A clean, fresh fragrance can make a big impact. The battery-free TCellcontinuous odor control system makes odor control in your business nearly effortless.

4 Tips to Combat Dumpster Odors

Summer in Southern California is hot and when it comes to managing your facility's garbage, heat can exacerbate garbage odors. Customers and residents will respond negatively to unpleasant odors, so we're sharing our four favorite tips for keeping funky smells at bay.