Category: Management

The Gift We Often Ignore

“I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think.  That is very uncommon in American business.  I read and think…”   ~ Warren Buffett[i] One…

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Are You Content?

This morning I was rereading an old favorite.  A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by W. Phillip Keller changed the way I think about the most well-known psalm.  Keller was a shepherd…

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The Continuous Improvement Mindset

I have been a Beatles fan all of my life.  This past summer was the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, considered by most Beatles ‘experts’ to be their…

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Use the Force, Manager

“It’s an energy field created by all living things.  It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) Yes, I…

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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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