Tuesday, June 24, 2014

New Freight Brokers set to Earn Big

Just completed another great week of freight broker training.  Our instructors did another incredible job. The graduates learned more than they could have imagined, were inspired, gained insight and skills.   Here are testimonials from the recent graduates. 
My experience has been amazing.  I came here as soon as I graduated high school. I feel within this week I learned more than those whole 12 years of school.  Each teacher was wise, knowledgeable, kind, giving, and over all very good-hearted people.  I feel I know that I am ready to take on the world!!!  Thank you to all.  No matter where I go I will always have this with me and that is something nobody can take away from me.
-Alexis A. Gonzalez

I received a better insight into the brokering business and had a lot of fun learning about the sales skills and techniques.  I learned a lot this week! - Rudi Sinn

I enjoyed the dynamic and interactive teaching experience in the sales portion of the week.  The opportunity to meet representatives of established companies was of great value.

The class was very good and very beneficial to me, which allows me to stay in the trucking/transportation industry.  I was involved in an accident 4 years ago that took my job and ways of supporting my family with a lifestyle they were use to.  By becoming a freight broker I get to deal with the same people I grew to love for over 25 years and have an opportunity to make the money in a month which I made over a year at driving!  --Brent Lykins

This was hands down the best opportunity for me.  I came in the training class not knowing a lot about the trucking business.  This has given me not only the tools to get started but the motivation.  Also the companies coming in to show case their needs.  I would recommend this class to anyone who is looking forward to getting into freight brokering. --Tim Ricks

Brooke Broker/Agent training has much more value than what I expected.  Not only did I get all of the ins and outs of the industry, but I also learned a lot about myself during the second phase of school.

The presenters of this great material have my utmost gratitude.  I now feel confident on my next step.  --Ramon Gamino
We wish you loads of success.  Keep in touch.
Moving forward,
Jeff Roach

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Great Bosses Make Great Companies

Wanted to pass on this excellent read on being a great boss by

The best bosses are the ones who can turn a good organization into a great company. They are the individuals who consistently push their employees to become better, more engaged and enable them to adapt to oncoming changes in the corporate landscape.

Instead of suppressing employees, top-tier bosses encourage smart ideas, open conversation and creativity. They reward the employees who deserve recognition instead of promoting those who simply agree with them.

Regardless of industry or size of company, studies have showed that the best bosses share common traits that lead to consistent success. Below, you’ll find 5 of them.

The Common Traits and Qualities:

1. An understanding of how to build confidence among employees. First-rate bosses don’t allow their subordinates to blame circumstances or environment for their failures. They maintain an energy that is optimistic and focus on possibilities rather than problems. This “can-do” outlook becomes contagious. As a result, employee motivation and confidence continually increase and so does everyone’s success rate.

2. Fanatic discipline. The best bosses set high, but attainable performance benchmarks for the employees at the company as well as themselves. Relentlessly, they pursue these achievements regardless of whether they must work around the clock to meet those goals.
Outstanding bosses don’t let intimidation or harsh business environments dictate their actions. They are unwavering in their quest to preserve profitability and prevent bad habits from forming within the group.

Related: 4 Critical Traits of Great Leaders

3. Consistency. The most effective bosses are the ones who don’t get sidetracked by chasing the “next big thing.” Instead, they make firm decisions as to the course of the organization and, thus are able to define clear roles and tasks that the employees must engage in.
They never leave the overarching goals ambiguous and stick to a pattern of operation that works. Under a first-rate boss, everyone knows where they stand.

4. Strength. The best bosses project strength and have the ability to get things done. Their employees look to them for advice because they possess the expertise and character that it takes to succeed. They are less concerned about being the most popular and more concerned with their commitment to progress.

5. Strong loyalty to the company and those within the organization. The best bosses are the ones who are concerned less for their own personal greatness and put the company’s needs first. Their ambition comes from wanting to make the organization money as opposed to being strictly focused on personal wealth. Instead of requiring outside recognition for their achievements, they quietly produce extraordinary results and set a positive example within the company.

In the End: When you work for a manager who is a top-tier boss, you are rewarded for performance rather than favoritism. You grow both personally and professionally while working under them. They give your position a sense of meaning and your job becomes less of a job and more of a passion.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach