As 2013 kicks off, we find ourselves once again in the throes of reflection, reminiscence and, of course, resolution; resolving to start this or stop that (or at least dial it back a bit) in order to better ourselves and those around us.
The Antron Design Award honors architects and interior designers who showcase creativity in commercial interior design through the innovative use of carpet. Since 1983, the Antron Design Award has recognized design firms in the United States and Canada that continue to push the envelope in innovation and creativity in using carpet in commercial design.
Last month I shared research that showed those who are the most successful in leadership, relationships and marriage are those who are not afraid to step up, address and discuss sensitive issues with others. The struggle with sensitive issues is that they are often very emotional and generate our age-old evolutionary response: fight or flight. That defense mechanism causes us to use ineffective methods of communication. When we are loaded with adrenalin, our brains lack the necessary blood flow to remain calm and think clearly.
Ah, money. Nothing like a good old-fashioned discussion about a person’s salary to bring an otherwise delightful conversation to a screeching halt. No? Next time you’re out with a group of friends, acquaintances, whomever, try this: wait until there’s a break in the conversation, turn to the closest member of the group and, in your most pleasant voice and with a big smile on your face, ask, “So, how much money do you make?”
I recently attended a meeting with a number of leaders in LVT manufacturing. One attendee referred to his product as “a luxury flooring system featuring vinyl chemistry technology.”That’s ingenious, and a pretty accurate definition of pure LVT.
Four flooring retailers in southwest Ohio recently became the first in the region to offer health and environmental scorecards for their full line of “green” flooring products along with virtually every traditional product they carry.
I have been in the flooring industry for a long time. It has given me a good life and the opportunity to provide well for my family. I have met many wonderful and incredible people on all sides of the business.