A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Ballentine offers some encouragement and advice for those who are afraid that they might not have what it takes to become leaders in their careers and in their lives.
March 14, 2018
It has been a busy week for me this week. I had the opportunity to go over to the UK and inspect some Industrial equipment. I have had many tell me “wow”, that is really cool you must have had a great time. Others, have asked me how I fit that into my busy schedule.  As I was thinking about this, I realized that I really didn’t have enough time to get done what I needed to do, because there are only 24 hrs in a day. Sometimes we wish there were more hours, but I am sure we would use those up also.
December 21, 2017
Hello and welcome to all of you that are working hard in the workforce and the construction trades. I had a very interesting discussion with one of my students this week. His request at first sounds pretty legit, but when you examine it further I believe that this may be one of the main reasons why many give up way too easily. This student’s request went something like this: “I need you to show me in the textbook exactly what I need to study, so that I don’t waste my time studying things I don’t need.”
May 22, 2017
Do you ever feel that way? “I just can’t get respect from my crews.” The issue may not always be with everyone else; it may be a simple issue that you may not even be aware of. I see many tradesman, office workers, clerks, managers, and many others of those in the workforce that are trying so hard to achieve their own goals that they set for themselves, they forget about the many people around them that could make achieving their goals much easier. It starts out small, by putting demands on those around you that are not explained, or delivered in a respectful way to the other person. Over time it comes to a point where you are blaming everyone around you for not doing a good job, or “I am so overworked I have to do everything.”
May 08, 2017