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Collier County is a beautiful place to work and build your business. This blog will feature my thoughts on leadership, management and strategic development. As a business executive and entrepreneur in Collier County, I am passionate about our community and helping business owners succeed. My background is in economics and business development. I have proudly served as the President and CEO of Conditioned Air since 1995. During that time, we have grown to an $18 million dollar company with more than 150 employees in Lee and Collier Counties. Through a core philosophy of honesty and customer service, we have been named one of Collier County’s Best Places to Work and we were recently named the 2010 National Contractor of the Year through the Air Conditioning Contractors of America. I invite you to connect with me on:

Theo Etzel, III, President and CEO, Conditioned Air, 3786 Mercantile Avenue, Naples, FL 34104, Phone: 239-643-2445

  • Employee Burnout – The Signs and the Solutions Posted 11/16/2010 at 4:13 p.m. 0 comments

    People who suffer from burnout often feel fatigued, sapped emotionally and tired just doing the day to day grind. Tempers can get a little short or a reaction may seem like an overreaction to a small incident. You might see someone who is much less productive than they were before, or exhibit a more “I don’t care” attitude.

  • Burnout – How to keep your employees and yourself on the right track Posted 11/3/2010 at 1:10 p.m. 0 comments

    Shorter hours, more money, happier employees, less stress, clear future, longer vacations, all is great with the world. Is this your reality?

  • Are you ready for a business coach? 3 keys to a successful coaching relationship Posted 9/16/2010 at 10:07 a.m. 0 comments

    Get ready to have your flaws exposed and be the subject of straightforward conversation. These are conversations that people inside your company may want to have you but never will, and frankly, probably shouldn’t. As a third party, a business coach is fully equipped to handle this task. The question is, are you?

  • Business Coaching Basics Posted 9/9/2010 at 10:21 a.m. 0 comments

    One of the main values of a well-rounded business coach is a broad perspective developed through interactions with a diversified clientele. Since many business challenges cross company and industry lines, having someone who has traveled down many paths with various types of businesses brings a wider range of solutions.

  • Becoming a Better Leader Through Coaching Posted 8/31/2010 at 2:05 p.m. 0 comments

    Business coaches can help to improve leadership skills, keep you moving toward goals, and provide objective advice on handling personal and business problems.

  • Implementing Open Book Management Posted 7/26/2010 at 3:33 p.m. 0 comments

    Sharing financial information helps employees clearly see the target your company is aiming for. Once the target is in sight, success will follow.

  • The Business Case for Open Book Management Posted 7/19/2010 at 12:08 p.m. 0 comments

    Sharing financial information helps employees clearly see the target your company is aiming for. Once the target is in sight, success will follow.

  • 5 Tenants for Successful Business Posted 7/7/2010 at 11:32 a.m. 0 comments

    For business owners, being top of mind to customers, both existing and potential, is crucial. As the President and CEO of Conditioned Air, I am very familiar with this concept. But just as important as brand familiarity is delivering on your promise by performance.

  • The country’s growing Hispanic population can provide enthusiastic, skilled employees if companies properly address challenges. Posted 6/14/2010 at 7:08 p.m. 1 comment

    Conditioned Air would not be the company it is today without the dedication and hard work from all our employees, including our foreign-born employees who have overcome many hurdles that I, for one, sometimes take for granted. Our diverse employee base makes our company a richer fabric of people and traditions. We have many backgrounds coming together to make the single face of Conditioned Air. We don’t allow cultures to collide here; rather, they meld together to uphold the culture of our company and keep us true to our mission.

  • Burying your head in the sand doesn’t solve problems Posted 5/26/2010 at 2:25 p.m. 0 comments

    Tough decisions are just that, tough. Playing the “ignore it and it’ll go away” game is disastrous. This is a win-lose situation where the problem wins and the organization loses. When problems arise that need decisive action, the leader disappears. The thinking behind this management strategy: “If I give it enough time, the problem will go away on its own.”