Category: Management

Building Better Team Relationships

The more people employed by a company, the greater the potential for dissatisfaction within the office environment. Employees are a basic necessity of a company. Some companies operate with only one person,…

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Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing

Don’t Perfect the Irrelevant! I think each of us can relate to this, both personally and professionally.  How much time do we spend on things that aren’t part of our core mission? …

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Can a Company Afford to have Poor Customer Service?

Can a company afford to have poor customer service? My wife and I recently purchased new furniture from a national retail chain store. We spent over $17,000 at this store. The salespeople…

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I Have Questions—All the Time

Throughout my day, I have questions. Some are big questions. Some are small questions. The big ones are usually philosophical or about religion.  The small ones relate more to daily life and…

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In What Ways Do You Personally Learn from the External Environment?

An effective learning organization is one that · has a high commitment to creativity and innovation, · promotes a healthy view of risk with a tolerance for failure, · seeks a diversity…

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Incentives are important, but…

Scripture: Psalm 24:1, 100:3; Luke 6:38; Rom. 14:12; 1 Cor. 4:2; Col. 1:16; Eph. 6:7 One of the first statements in most economics textbooks is that incentives are important for understanding behavior.…

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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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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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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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