Unhinged

Once you have known me for a little bit of time, you will come to understand my love for learning different words. One year my dear friend gave me a daily word…

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Learning from Bad Bosses

Have you ever learned something significant from a bad boss? Research has uncovered the twelve top characteristics of bad managers, which include features like arrogance, poor directions, and lack of effective feedback.[i]…

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Characteristics of Effective Leadership from the Apostle Paul

Scriptures (in order of citation in text): Eph. 4:8, 12, 15, 16 | I Cor. 1:10 | I Cor. 3:16, 17 | Eph. 1:17, 18 Eph. 4:31, 32 | I Tim. 5:17, 18…

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The Most Important Interview Question

As I was recently scrolling through the newsfeeds on my Facebook page, I gazed upon an advertising post that had an intriguing title:  “The Most Important Interview Question.”   As a human resources…

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A Case for Using Unused Vacation Time

“According to the U.S. Travel Association, U.S. companies are carrying more than $200 Billion worth of unused vacation time on their books” (Bank of America, n.d., para. 1).[i] When was the last…

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Process Improvement: The Pareto Analysis

It is likely that everyone reading this post has heard of the 80/20 rule. To review, Pareto’s rule states that a small number of causes is responsible for a large percentage of…

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Strategic Planning within a Changing Healthcare System

Dear friend, I pray that you may prosper in every way and be in good health physically just as you are spiritually. (3 John 1 Holman Christian Standard Bible) It has now…

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Be There for the People

13-14 The next day Moses took his place to judge the people.  People were standing before him all day long, from morning to night.  When Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he was…

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The Power of the Market

“The real and effectual discipline which is exercised over a workman is that of his customers.  It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence.”    …

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Performance Planning Meetings

“Plans fail when there is no counsel” ~ Proverbs 15:22a Holman Christian Standard Bible Great managers apply four elements in helping their employees improve their performance: Simplicity Frequent interaction Focus on the…

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