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The Best Way to Get Better at Your Job

By August 31, 2012February 28th, 2023News & Events

When you need a little help finding the right method to grow your business, sometimes finding it via trial and error is just not an option. You need something that works now instead of later, no matter how difficult a technique it may be. You’re in luck – there’s a technique you’re probably familiar with but have avoided because it’s one of those “easier said than done” tips. Read on to find out more.

Ask Questions, and Get Ready for Tough Answers

You should always ask tough questions, even when you’re pretty sure you won’t like the answer you get. It’s just part of owning a business. Maybe profits are down this month, or you’ve lost a key employee or client. Asking yourself “how can I learn from this?” may not be an easy thing to do in a time of crisis, but it’s the best thing you can do for you and your company. This includes looking at yourself and how you react to situations. Ask, “Is the way I’m acting the best for everyone involved, or just for me?”

Even if the answer makes you sigh in resignation, it’s important to know the truth. Howard Schultz, the man who took Starbucks from a local Ma and Pa shop to some 13,000 stores in 2008, had taken up a residence in a relaxing part of the US. When he saw his company begin to lose business and the poor economy began closing Starbucks stores, he came back to the company as CEO. He used strong refocusing tactics and brought Starbucks back to the customer. Since 2008, despite the bad economy, Starbucks has grown to over 17,000 stores.  Even though Howard didn’t want to come back, he did what was best for the bigger picture – and it turned out to be better for him, too.


Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.