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Even the Best Employees Make Mistakes

How You Handle Your Staff Shows What Kind of Leader You Are

How you help your employees handle their mistakes will determine the kind of leader you are — and what kind of employee they become.


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Podcasts: July 28, 2014

Charlie McCrudden, senior vice president of government relations at ACCA, discusses the hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-22 phaseout, how it could affect HVACR contractors, how alternative refrigerants may be affected in the future, and what the industry needs to do to stay on top of the changes.


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Everyone Knows If Your Employees Are Unhappy

If the folks you are paying are unhappy, you can be certain many more people than you realize have been told about the unhappiness.


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Podcasts: July 21, 2014

Jon Melchi, HARDI's director of government affairs, discusses the recent regional standards settlement agreement.


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Don’t Skip the 2014 Election Cycle

If business owners are not voting for folks who align with their self interests, the bosses are just wasting their votes.


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Survey: How Much of Your Business is Heat Pumps?

Approximately how much of your business is heat pump installation and service?


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What to do if ESPN Calls Out Your Business

It is important to keep a level head in these situations and to keep telling yourself that the truth will eventually come out. 


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Letters From Our Readers: July 7, 2014

A reader discusses calculating coefficient of performance in heat pumps.


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Many Winners Will Emerge from Thermostat War

A much bigger thermostat war is heating up, and, at the end of the day, HVAC contractors will be the biggest winners.


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Podcasts: June 30, 2014

Julian Scadden, coach, Nexstar Network, discusses how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested in training by following a three-part process. 


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NEWSMakers: Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson,an experienced trade school and community college instructor, discusses the HVAC industry and his column in The NEWS, ‘The Service Ticket.’ Listen now for a hint to the Not Enough Heat question from the Dec. 15 issue. Posted Jan. 30.

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