Posts Tagged ‘decision’

Spend to Cut Costs

Although spend to cut costs may sound counter-intuitive, there is sound logic to it. Let’s dig a little deeper.

First, this is in no way referring to some of the loony ideas you may sometimes hear to Read the rest of this entry »

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80/20 Rule for Forks in the Road

In business, just as in our personal life, we often come to the proverbial “fork in the road”. Maybe the 80/20 rule for forks in the road can help with decisions. Sometimes it is as simple as choosing one of two things, but more often it involves selecting from a multitude of options. In other words, life’s not always straight forward, including when it comes to business. Read the rest of this entry »

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Determine What Really Matters

Are you so wrapped up in busywork that it’s hard to determine what really matters? There are of course several things you can do to help minimize the distraction of busywork as well as things like interruptions. Perhaps the most powerful one I have used personally is Read the rest of this entry »

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The Time to Act is Now

Perhaps you’ve been contemplating making some changes to your business but find it difficult to make a move. This is a common fear.

There’s No Time like the Present

One of the most effective antidotes to fear is action. Generally what we fear will occur is greatly exaggerated. On a personal level, how many people Read the rest of this entry »

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Advantage of an Aggressive Business Approach

When is it appropriate to be aggressive in business? The answer is not as straight-forward as it may seem.

What is Aggressive?

Definitions of aggressive are varied, ranging from unprovoked offense to boldly assertive or pushy to competitive to making an all-out effort to win. For purposes of this article I will eliminate those Read the rest of this entry »

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Employee Input

Hopefully you’ve never worked in a company where all decisions came from or had to be signed off on by one person. What’s wrong with that?

Their All Stupid

All kidding aside, I did have a client once who acted like every employee was stupid. In fact, I even heard this individual makes statements to that effect when he was upset with a decision Read the rest of this entry »

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Unnecessary Spending

If we look closely we can see personal spending that was unnecessary. In business it can be more difficult to identify unnecessary spending. Ever wonder why? Read the rest of this entry »

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Putting Out Fires

How often does your business day become completely derailed by some perceived crisis? If you are like most, this probably happens more often that you care to admit. We looked briefly at this in Is it Urgent? by considering how to determine if something was urgent or important. Now let’s take a second look from a different perspective in order to Read the rest of this entry »

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Reaching Business Agreement

To successfully achieve business goals generally requires having people on the same page. Yet, reaching business agreement can be very elusive. Why is that? I touched little on this in the related postings Employee Ideas and Employee Ideas Revisited.

My Way or the Highway

Have you ever worked somewhere that was run by someone who always thought their way of doing things was the only acceptable way? First, consider that we all have the tendency to think Read the rest of this entry »

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Think for Results

You have probably heard the question, “What were you thinking?”, and it usually is a result of you or someone else having done something that seemed foolish. This is a common question parents ask their children, but it is relevant in the work world as well.

Actions Start with Thoughts

Before any action is taken we have thought in some manner, even if subconsciously. For example, if you want to Read the rest of this entry »

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