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Jim McDermott

Thirty-eight years of publishing experience helped to solidify Jim’s expertise, not only in the field of publishing, but in the heating and air conditioning industry as well. He is highly adept in business management, training and development, and is a strong ally to the hvac industry. He also is HVACR Business' editorial director. Jim can be contacted at jmcdermott@hvacrbusiness.com


Articles by Jim McDermott

The SWOT Analysis

Strategic planning starts with a fairly simple examination of your organization’s strengths and weaknesses. The basic tool used for this initial step of strategic planning is the SWOT Analysis. It’s a powerful technique that helps analyze your ability to achieve your goals and execute an effective action plan.
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Building A High-Performance Company

The Gartner Group's five keys to building a high-performance organization include setting ambitious goals and achieving them, displaying a strong sense of purpose, having a strategic focus, adapting to change, having a common and shared business model.
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Masters of the Briefcase

Contractors will not be able to rely on their technical expertise to be successful and to rise above their competitors. The road to excellence requires a growing list of management skills.
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Winning Management Techniques

The key to industry success, at all levels, is a strong, viable core of hvacr contractors who embrace a winning attitude and develop the skills and agility to move the market forward.
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