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World Emblem is “Stepping Up To Management”

Few people are born to be leaders. Most of us need insight, mentorship and practice on being a good leader! This is why the World Emblem “Stepping Up To Management” leadership development program is so important.

Recently, World Emblem identified four individuals with the potential to one day become leaders and took them through a 4-day mentorship program. The “Stepping Up To Management”  program gives these future leaders the opportunity to learn and grow, while making World Emblem a lot stronger when developing individuals professionally.

This is the first year of the program and we are excited to say that it was amazing! Congratulations to the selected participants and thanks to the World Emblem team members that presented!

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From left to right: Maria Tourn (Recruiter), Rene Morrison (Shift Supervisor), Katherine Milan (Accountant), Brandi Vail (Team Leader), and Gabriel Rodriguez (Training and Development Manager).

Leadership skills can play a large role in career development. Often, technical skills can only take you so far. To encourage these selected candidates to move forward in their careers, World Emblem is helping develop soft skills such as the ability to be a good leader.

The “Stepping Up To Management” program gave individuals the ability to speak with executives and managers about ways to enhance their leadership skills.

Here are a few ways to help you improve your leadership skills:

Taking Initiative
Most bosses will assign their employees tasks that the employees have proven to be adept at. Therefore, don’t wait to take on more responsibilities. Go above and beyond at your current position. A good way to develop your skills is to take on extra projects outside of your job description. Remember, the more work you do, the more you are learning. Learning more and taking on more responsibility can help move you into a leadership role in your workplace.

Critical Thinking
To be hired for a high-profile job, you will need to be a critical thinker. Good leaders are able to foresee potential problems before they happen. They can then develop ways to prevent the problems from happening. Good leaders are also aware of potential opportunities and take advantage of them to benefit the company and employees.

Constant Learning
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other,” said John F. Kennedy. When things are changing rapidly, it is important to constantly learn and challenge yourself.

Know How to Delegate
“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it,” said Theodore Roosevelt. A successful leader won’t micro-manage. Delegate work to your employees and let them feel empowered. If you do this, they will feel more involved and have more opportunity to develop new skills. Delegating will allow you to better concentrate on the goals you need to achieve yourself. If you are a project leader, you are still responsible for the work in the end. This is why it is important to oversee the project when delegating.

Handling Conflicts
Leaders have to know how to handle difficult people and resolve conflicts. If an employee doesn’t work to the best of his or her ability and brings a negative attitude to work, leaders have to step up and talk to that person in private. Leaders have to be honest and straight to the point. This requires a lot of courage. It is not easy to point out a problem or fire someone. Always listen to the employee’s side of the story before you reach a conclusion.

Be a Follower
Leaders should learn to recognize the value of team members, learn from them and encourage other team members to learn from them. Learn things that you didn’t know from a person who specializes in that area.

If you have any questions or need to know more, you can call World Emblem at 800.766.0448 or email sales@worldemblem.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Read more: How To Improve Your Leadership Skills http://www.investopedia.com/articles/pf/12/leadership-skils.asp#ixzz3nLPlCeYe

Patches on Apparels: A Subtler Form of Marketing

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Several major companies and corporations prominently display their logos on the shirts and dresses of their employees. These can be an effective marketing tool. It’s a more subtle form of marketing, without a doubt, but it works well. They serve the same purpose as uniforms, showing the customers that the people they’re interacting with are a part of your organization.

There are several ways in which t-shirts or dresses with the corporate logo on them can help promote your business. At World Emblem, we believe that a perfectly designed logo on your company’s apparel can be an excellent marketing tool

Branding

By adding a logo or an emblem to your employees’ clothes, you’re promoting your brand. The logo is exposed to several people every day as your people interact with different customers. Eventually, people are going to start to associate that logo with your company. You’re making them aware of your brand colors and designs, impressing the image of your company in their minds.

Customer Service

The best way to initiate interactions with a customer is to ensure that your employees are always visible to them. If they’re wearing your emblem, clients will immediately recognize them and approach them. These are like badges that let others know that they can approach the person who wears them, with questions and doubts. That also promotes a feeling of trust and reliability, giving your employees a crisp, professional appearance. Your customers would respond positively to this.

Marketability

Some companies like cafés and small business actually sell t-shirts and clothing branded with their logo. This is a good option for businesses that have a large, loyal following of customers who want to identify with the brand. There are several small businesses that supplement their income by selling such items.

This also promotes the business in a way. If your customers are wearing your branded apparel, they’re showing other potential customers that they trust your brand and like you. This would make others curious as well. By selling clothes with your logo on them, you’re attracting the interest of other potential customers.

United Front

Having corporate apparel with emblems as apparel decorations shows a united front to your customers. All your employees, from the very top of the corporate ladder to the novice trainee, are on an equal footing. That’s a very powerful and effective brand image.

If you have any questions or need to know more, you can call World Emblem at 800.766.0448. You can also email us at sales@worldemblem.com and a team member will get back to you as soon as possible.

How Having Your Company Logo on Employee Clothes can Benefit Them

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Several major companies display their logo on their employees’ clothes. Whether it’s boldly displayed on their t-shirts or discretely embroidered onto their dress, logos and emblems can give you an edge over the competition.

At World Emblem we believe that a logo prominently displayed on your employees clothing can have several advantages. Everyone from Apple to McDonalds have their company logos on their employees’ clothes. There are several reasons why companies believe that emblems benefits employees as well; some of them are listed here:

  • Inspires Loyalty – One of the best advantages of having logos as apparel decorations is the effect it has on your employees. If you have cultivated your brand properly, ensured that the design is a good representation of your company, your employees are going to wear them with pride. Having corporate emblems on clothes inspires a sense of belonging and unity amongst your employees.
  • Promotes Unity and Equality – It is also a great equalizer. If everyone from the top to the bottom of the corporate ladder is wearing clothing with the company emblem on, it seems like all are on an equal footing. Employees are able to see the larger picture where they’re all part of an organization and working towards a particular goal.
  • Holds Employees Accountable – Wearing the company’s brand name places a responsibility on your employees. They’re representatives of the brand and their behavior reflects on the brand. With their logo prominently displayed on their clothing, they are conscious of how they appear in public. They are more likely to maintain decorum and observe professional conduct wherever they are. This reflects well on your company’s customer service.
  • Allows easy interactions with customers – Having your brand or company logo displayed on your employees’ clothing makes them easily identifiable. Customers can spot them quickly and ask for help whenever needed. When customers readily recognize the employees as a part of your company, they’re more comfortable talking with them.

team_buildingThis creates a feeling of trust between the employee and a customer. It also gives your employees a certain level of authority and an air of competence. Research has shown that customers and clients are more comfortable approaching people who’re clearly singled out as belonging to a company.

There are several advantages of having logos on your clothes and the benefits to your employees are numerous as well. If you have any questions or need to know more, you can call at World Emblem at 800.766.0448 or email sales@worldemblem.com and a team member will get back to you as soon as possible.

World Emblem is EXTREMELY COMMITTED to Its Customers!

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“How did this happen?” That was the tagline on the homepage of the CNN website for two days starting January 29th, 2014 as two inches of snow paralyzed Atlanta, Georgia and the surrounding areas. 

The front page of the World Emblem website had an entirely different tagline.  “World Emblem’s Extreme Commitment Is Alive, Well & Stronger Than Ever!” 

As soon as the severity of the situation in Atlanta became clear, World Emblem’s team catapulted into action to ensure every order made it out on time.  It all came down to good decision-making and an amazing commitment by our World Emblem team.  Orders were redirected from our Atlanta location and moved to locations that were operational in California, Mexico, Nevada, Illinois and Florida.  Team members from these locations worked together to handle the overflow of orders from our Atlanta location which is World Emblem’s largest production facility in the United States. Our Florida team made the decision to put all Florida orders on hold; not because we don’t love our neighboring clients, but because we had the ability to make special arrangements with carriers and couriers to get the orders to them on time even if that meant delivering them ourselves.  Our team in Florida was not only able to handle the orders from Atlanta, but was also able to get every Florida order out the door and onto the carrier’s trucks before the cut off time.  Our amazing operators worked overtime from 10am until midnight to make sure that our clients’ needs were met.  Those orders were then delivered to the airport and put on white-glove service to arrive at several cities.  We then had couriers pick up the orders from Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville and deliver the orders to the clients’ doors before 10:30 am. This is a remarkable feat as Atlanta is our largest facility in the United States.

We called clients to let them know to expect delays but in fact, there were none.  Our teams worked tirelessly so that the impact of this disruption was not felt by our clients.  It is just another way that World Emblem is willing to prove to our clients that our core value of Extreme Commitment is alive, well and stronger than ever!