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Bouncing Back from Failure: Leading Your Team through Troubled Times

Bouncing Back from Failure: Leading Your Team through Troubled Times

“I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison In the business world, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to set goals, how to keep employees motivated, and what it takes to reach success. It is important to stay focused on the positive, but the […]

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Don’t Sweat It: Helping Your Fleet Recover from the Heat

Don’t Sweat It: Helping Your Fleet Recover from the Heat

As we approach the end of a hot summer, your sweeper fleet and other commercial vehicles may have sustained wear and tear caused by sun exposure, high outdoor temperatures, and hot pavement. Depending on your regional climate, vehicle deterioration may also have occurred due to humidity, wind, or heavy summer storms. To help you recover […]

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Improving Communication in the Workplace

Improving Communication in the Workplace

“Ninety percent of all management problems are caused by miscommunication.” Dale Carnegie, famed public speaker and author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, understood that clear communication is vital to business success. The ability to communicate effectively is a soft skill in management that requires practice, introspection, and intention, but many business leaders […]

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Supreme Leadership in Detroit MI

Supreme Leadership in Detroit MI

Anthony Cadili was employed at a mall and drove a bread truck at night. He knew a property manager where he worked. She had mentioned some problems she had been having with the quality of the parking lot sweeping service on one of her properties. That caught Cadili’s attention. He saw an opportunity, decided to […]

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Managing Team Conflict Part II: Goal-Driven Accountability

Managing Team Conflict Part II: Goal-Driven Accountability

One of the greatest challenges leaders face in the workplace is managing conflict between team members. Businesses encounter many potential sources of internal conflict. Some are signs of healthy disagreement and can actually make teams stronger; other conflicts are symptoms of serious dysfunction and can impede the success of your organization. If not properly addressed, […]

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Managing Team  Conflict Part I: Building Trust and Integrity

Managing Team Conflict Part I: Building Trust and Integrity

Although most people do not enjoy conflict, experienced managers know that some level of disagreement is inevitable, and can even be beneficial, in the workplace. Groups make better decisions when they consider differing points of view rather than agreeing on everything. Employees need to be able to express discontent and concern, or they may become […]

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Project Management  Basics II: Leading a Successful Project Team

Project Management Basics II: Leading a Successful Project Team

In last month’s article, we discussed some of the key components of project management. Perhaps nobody in your organization has the official title of “project manager,” but it is nonetheless an important part of running a business. From time to time, we need to divert resources from daily operations to address short-term issues, develop new […]

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Purchasing a Used Sweeper (a two part series)

Purchasing a Used Sweeper (a two part series)

This is the second part of a two part series on buying used sweepers. Part one in the last issue of North American Sweeper educated the reader on what to look for when buying used. In this month’s edition part two will discuss other factors to consider including the original manufacturer, access to OEM parts, […]

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NiteHawk’s New Mobile Game, Sweeper Madness!

NiteHawk’s New Mobile Game, Sweeper Madness!

NiteHawk Sweepers has changed the game once again in the sweeping industry, but you don’t need a sweeping truck to play this game, just your phone. “Sweeper Madness” is NiteHawk’s new free mobile game that was just released on Android and IOS and takes sweeping to the extreme! A mobile game might not be what […]

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How NiteHawk Continues to Change the Sweeping Game

How NiteHawk Continues to Change the Sweeping Game

The global company and sweeping industry leader known as NiteHawk came from creative yet humble beginnings. The late inventor and manufacturer Jack Rodgers envisioned a lighter, more powerful sweeping machine, and in 1985 Rodgers patented the first hydraulic sweeper. Over the next ten years, he worked tirelessly to refine the prototype, a machine that would […]

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