Value based thinking

Value Based Thinking

What’s important today in funeral service? Has a shift occurred in the past decade so as to make certain things obsolete? While a large number of changes have occurred many of the traditional standbys have not. Like honesty, sincerity and […]

Solid or Veneer

Solid or Veneer (real or fake)?

When you stop to think about it, choosing a casket for a funeral home display room is similar to making other choices in your business life. What really matters, the quality or the price? Is it possible these days to […]

Funeral Service

Funeral Service Education Program

How many of you reading this remember a funeral service education program called “Life Appreciation training “and its founder/instructor Bill Bates? It began on the west coast and was originally supported by Pierce Brothers Mortuaries’ visionary executive Ralph Head. After […]


The death care profession and its critical personnel shortage

The leader in funeral home and cemetery staff recruiting – Global Recruiters’ – president, Mark Jorgensen, talks about what everyone is concerned with these days… the death care profession and its critical personnel shortage. But why? Too little pay for […]

Burning Platform

The Burning Platform

At 9:30 p.m. in July of 1988, a disastrous explosion and fire occurred on the Piper Alpha oil-drilling platform in the North Sea. 166 crew members and two rescuers lost their lives in what was (and still is) the worst […]


Are you a Thermostat or a Thermometer when it comes to your business or your career?

Do you set the tone of the day before the group meeting starts or the interaction between you and the leader take place Or do you just measure the temperature of the situation and dwell on that? People want to […]