President's Blog - Constellation Acquisition of DIS

  There has certainly been a lot of activity for me the last few months and I don’t see things slowing for some time.  The Constellation acquisition of DIS is a big deal, not just for us, but for the industry.  Constellation is an international pro…

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President's Blog - Making Changes (Solutions)

  When you think of change in a business it’s easy to consider wiping the slate clean and just starting over.  Sometimes that can make sense.  But often you don’t need to go to those extremes.   Before doing anything rash, I like to evaluate where I…

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President's Blog - Making Changes (QuipWare & Minitrac)

  When you think of change in a business it’s easy to consider wiping the slate clean and just starting over.  Sometimes that can make sense.  But often you don’t need to go to those extremes.   Before doing anything rash, I like to evaluate where I…

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President's Blog - Making Changes (Keystone)

  When you think of change in a business it’s easy to consider wiping the slate clean and just starting over.  Sometimes that can make sense. But often you don’t need to go to those extremes. Before doing anything rash, I like to evaluate where I am…

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President's Blog - Sports and Business

  Most everyone knows I’m a sports fan.  When it comes to the NFL I’m a fan of the Seattle Seahawks.  But I have become a huge Pete Carroll fan. Not after the Seahawks won the Super Bowl but the next year when they lost.  I wrote a year ago about ho…

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President's Blog - Adversity and Conflict as an Opportunity for Growth

  Adversity.  We are trained to hate it.  It seems like it is an impediment to our plan for success.  How often do we find ourselves frustrated with the interruption of dealing with an issue that is either difficult or in some cases a major set-back…

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President's Blog - Failure in the Pursuit of Excellence

Can failure actually be a good thing? Read what Randy has to say about failure in the pursuit of excellence in this quarter's blog.

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President's Blog - "I've been a student of leadership my entire life"

  As the New Year begins I want to discuss leadership.  I’ve been a student of leadership my entire life but my study has been through watching some great leaders here at DIS as well as observing great leaders at our customer sites.  I supplement th…

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President's Blog - Take-aways From Life's Changing Circumstances

  I recently had rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder. Anyone who has had this surgery knows you are in a sling for four to six weeks. They also know the difficulty of using just one arm to function. When it’s your dominant arm, it can be even …

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Presidents Blog - “If we fail, it won’t be because of me.”

I love using sports or the military as an analogy to business or life in general.  For me it’s very relatable.   This blog is no different.  If you’ve ever seen the movie Apollo 13 you know the quotes “Houston, we've had a problem here” and “Failure …

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President's Blog - Volunteering: What Does It Have to Do with Business?

This quarter, Randy describes a recent ground breaking he attended. It took many volunteers putting in countless hours to get to that point. We all realize the importance of volunteering, but what does it have to do with business?

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President's Blog - Is Your Company Growing?

Michael Jordan once said it takes talent to win games, but teamwork to win championships. Are those in your company working together as a team? Why is this important?

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President's Blog - We Love Connecting With Our Customers!

The annual User Group meeting in Denver, which joins the Minitrac, QuipWare, and Solutions business system dealers together, has just finished. This month, Randy shares his feelings on the event, and what's upcoming next month for Keystone dealers!

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President's Blog - Do You Have A Winning Corporate Culture?

Have you ever considered what makes your organization great? Randy McIntyre calls it the "Big C," which stands for Culture. What makes up a winning corporate culture?

Categories: Presidents Blog | Tags: Culture, Technology, Caring, Craft, Cause

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President's Blog - The Value of Excellent Customer Service

We have all experienced times when we've found a company's customer service to be dissatisfactory. This month, Randy discusses his own experience with poor customer service, what elements should be present when dealing with customers and why displayi…

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President's Blog - What Principles Govern Your Business Practices?

This month, DIS founder Bob Brim will be retiring. When he first started DIS in 1980, he insisted that only high ethical standards were to be used when dealing with customers. What other lessons has Bob taught us?

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President's Blog: What's In A Leader?

Many people strive to reach a certain status, or title. When you find yourself in a position of authority, is it the title that's really the most important thing, or could it possibly be something else?

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President's Blog - The Keys to a Thriving Business in a Competitive Environment

We live in a world where competition is deep and extremely cut throat. However, John Wooden was a person that was so successful and never talked about winning. Find out what can you can take out of Mr. Wooden's playbook to use in our business practic…

Categories: Presidents Blog | Tags: Success, John Wooden, Vision, Passion

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President's Blog - The Power Of Leaving Someone Better Than You Found Them

This month, Randy reminisces about his childhood, and shares something his father used to say: "Whenever you borrow something, you must return it better than how you received it." Randy shares how those words have impacted him and affected his dealin…

Categories: Presidents Blog | Tags: Positive, Reminisce, Words Of Wisdom

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President's Blog - The Importance of Integrity

DIS President Randy McIntyre discusses integrity, using two very real personal experiences to show exactly why having integrity is so important.

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President's Blog: The Parallel Between A Championship Team And A Business

There are actually quite a few parallels between a championship team and a business. This month, Randy McIntyre discusses what allowed the Seahawks' coach, Pete Caroll, to build a team of winners.

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President's Blog: What Makes A Successful Dealership?

President Randy McIntyre examines, through personal experience, what characteristics he has found make up a successful dealership.Find out if his list matches yours.

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President's Blog: Another Year Gone - How Did You Do?

Can you visualize what you want to achieve for next year? Can you see it, taste it, smell it? Yes, there will be obstacles in your path. But if it were easy anyone could do it!

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President's Blog: Can You Pause to Remember Our Veterans?

Wouldn’t it be transformative if every country, not just a few, observed and honored their fallen on the same day? What if every country from every part of the world stopped for one day and truly remembered the people who gave the ultimate sacrifice,…

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President's Blog: Do You Have A Purpose?

Purpose. It’s what gets us out of bed every morning. Each of us has a unique Purpose that brings meaning to our lives. Purpose for a company is your reason for existing. And so many companies get this WRONG...

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