Leadership

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.

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.

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.

Leader Letter: 5 Ways to Create a Company Culture that Moves Your Business Forward

Leader Letters are monthly letters from the Maintex Leadership team. This month, Maintex President Linda Silverman discusses shaping a company culture.

A company culture is the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterize the institution or organization.*

I strongly believe that at Maintex, our company culture sets us apart. It is the “voice" of our business. Put simply, it is what we stand for. The Maintex company culture is key to ensuring that we remain successful as an independent, privately owned firm in a constantly and rapidly changing competitive marketplace.

So how have we created and maintained the culture we want and need?

Leader Letter: Mixing Family and Business

Leader Letters are monthly letters from the Maintex Leadership team. This month, Maintex President Linda Silverman discusses what it means to run a family business.

While it can sometimes feel like large corporations are the dominant force in business today, successful family businesses remain a mainstay of the U.S. economy. The Conway Center for Business reports that family businesses represent 62% of the country’s employment and account for 78% of all new job creation. However, it also notes that fewer than 10% of family businesses survive through three generations.

The Maintex Leadership Series kicks off with a judge's perspective on workers compensation

Last week, Maintex held the first installment of the Maintex Leadership Series, an exclusive seminar providing leadership perspectives and education for our valued customers. Guests were treated to a luncheon at the DoubleTree in Commerce, CA as they learned all about Worker's Compensation from the Honorable Patricia Frisch (Ret.).

Leader Letter: In networking, authenticity is key.

Leader Letters are monthly letters from the Maintex Leadership team. This month, Maintex President Linda Silverman discusses the value of networking.

Leader Letter: Three Important Reasons to Value People Who Work in the Cleaning Industry

Leader Letters are monthly letters from the Maintex Leadership team. This month, Maintex President Linda Silverman spent some time reflecting on the "Value of Clean" and why the cleaning industry is so important.

Leader Letter: Adapting to technology changes in a fast-paced corporate world

Leader Letters are monthly letters from the Maintex Leadership team. This month, Maintex CEO Stu Silverman discusses how Maintex is staying adaptable in the face of changing technology.

The world of business is moving forward on a daily basis and we at Maintex are working hard to stay relevant and competitive.

Leader Letter: Making plans and seeing them through

Leader Letters are monthly letters from the Maintex Leadership team. This month, Maintex President Linda Silverman discusses the value of frequent reflection and planning.

On January 1st, with the new year stretching wide open before us, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of creating goals and resolutions.

We are two weeks into the new year now. How are you doing with your goals? Are any of them starting to look overly ambitious? And why do we do that? Why do we set goals that are not (entirely) realistic to achieve?