Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

Boost Your Bottom Line

Smart strategies for increasing profitability When you think about business growth, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re like most business leaders, it’s probably profits. After all, without a healthy amount of revenue, a business will not survive for very long. In fact, 82 percent of businesses that fail crash and burn due to cash flow problems, ...

Read More »

Senate Version of Obamacare Repeal Released

On Wednesday, June 22, the U.S. Senate Obamacare repeal legislation was released and is similar to the Affordable Health Care Act that passed the U.S. House of Representatives in April. Senate Majority leader McConnell has signaled that the legislation will reach the Senate floor for a full vote before the 4th of July recess.On Wednesday, June 22, the U.S. Senate ...

Read More »

Industry Applauds Trump Administration Nominee to NLRB Board

This week, the Trump Administration announced the appointment of Marvin Kaplan to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). If confirmed, Mr. Kaplan would be the second Republican on the currently three-member panel. We anticipate that a Republican-controlled NLRB will more accurately defend employer and employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Under the Obama administration, the NLRA released ...

Read More »

Cultivating Confidence

Ten tips to grow your confidence as a leader General Douglas MacArthur once said, “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.” Like all great leaders, MacArthur recognized confidence is a cornerstone of effective leadership. This is certainly true when it comes to ...

Read More »

Pest Management Associations from Across the Globe Form New Coalition

NPMA recently joined 21 pest management associations from around the world to form the Global Pest Management Coalition. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recently met with pest management associations from around the world and formed the “Global Pest Management Coalition”. The mission is to provide a unified voice across the globe promoting the value of pest management in ensuring ...

Read More »

NPMA P3 Steering Committee Continues Dialogue on Future of Industry

Last week, 20 industry leaders met to discuss current and future trends, their impact on the pest management industry, and how NPMA can proactively respond to the industry’s emerging needs. “Strategic planning and goal setting is important for any organization,” said NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf, CAE. “The coming years present many potential changes and challenges and efforts such of those ...

Read More »

The HR Department of the New Millennium

Four Skills to Compete in the New Hiring Landscape Throughout the last decade it has become painfully apparent that while most CEOs recognize there is a drastic talent optimization problem, they have absolutely no idea how to fix it, nor the time to take it on alone. Most CEOs address people and workforce issues like a hot potato—they want it off ...

Read More »

The Cost of Poor Performance

Why Failing to Train your Employees Costs A lot More Than You Think Many people have heard this story, which has become a legend in the training industry… A CEO and department head were having a brief conversation after their monthly strategy meeting, where the main focus was on employee training. The CEO said, “What if we spend all this ...

Read More »

NPMA Federal Update

Scott Pruitt Confirmed as EPA Administrator In February, the U.S. Senate voted 52-46 to confirm Scott Pruitt as the next Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Pruitt previously was Oklahoma’s Attorney General. We hope to have a healthy working relationship with Administrator Pruitt and the EPA during his tenure and will continue to articulate the importance of fully ...

Read More »