Management

Creating Business Goals That Stick

February 27, 2020

By James C. Price Every year when the calendar turns over from December to January, leaders across every industry and business sector turn over a new leaf on a new year. And while most embrace this opportunity as a chance to build upon the success experienced in the previous year, they also see the need…

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7 ways organization leaders can increase their likability and effectiveness

February 27, 2020

Be positive. If a leader is positive and optimistic, those feelings will spread to others. Conversely, if a leader is angry or frustrated, those emotions also spread. Display integrity. Leaders who keep their commitments and promises are trusted and more likable. Cooperate with others. Effective leaders unite employees to work together in a common purpose.…

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Leading From the Top

February 2, 2020

The Creation of Boards of Directors And Why Some Fail By Greg Henderson, Founder and Co-Publisher Recent news about the failures and other difficulties of cooperatives in agriculture and non profit board leadership has prompted extensive communication about assessment of organizational makeup. The causation of ineffectiveness which may lead to failure is a many pronged…

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Budget-Friendly Inventory Management Tools for Small Business

January 1, 2020

By Marcus Lansky at https://abilitator.biz/ Whether you’re running a retail store, a manufacturing facility, or a warehouse, inventory management is likely a constant challenge for your business. That’s especially true if you’re a small business in the early stages of growth. However, even small businesses on tight budgets have options for better inventory management. 4…

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50 Reasons Why Some Businesses Fail While Others Succeed

January 1, 2020

THREE PART SERIES: PART THREE By George MeszarosCofounder – Success Harbor https://www.successharbor.com/  Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Why is it that so many businesses fail while so few succeed? One of the great mysteries of entrepreneurship is why businesses fail. Some people start one successful business after another while others fail to…

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“Does Your Business Need an Enterprise Systems Strategy?”

January 1, 2020

By Jim Myers, Founder, Praxis Analytics, Incorporated. Business leaders live in a world that straddles the known and the unknown, past and future, with today’s demands receiving the most attention.   The tactical needs of today crowd out learning from the past and making strategic plans for the future. The adage “Strategy without Tactics is…

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50 Reasons Why Some Businesses Fail While Others Succeed

December 3, 2019

By George Meszaros Cofounder – Success Harbor successharbor.com THREE PART SERIES: PART TWO Read Part 1 here and Part 3 here. Why is it that so many businesses fail while so few succeed? One of the great mysteries of entrepreneurship is why businesses fail. Some people start one successful business after another while others fail…

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50 Reasons Why Some Businesses Fail While Others Succeed

November 1, 2019

THREE-PART SERIES: Part One George Meszaros – Cofounder – Success Harbor 50 Reasons Why Some Businesses Fail While Others Succeed Read Part 2 here and Part 3 here. Why is it that so many businesses fail while so few succeed? One of the great mysteries of entrepreneurship is why businesses fail. Some people start one…

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Navigating Conflict in the Workplace

October 1, 2019

By Erin Bair Conflict.  Just the word itself is enough to make many of us feel uncomfortable. It conjures images of yelling, hurt feelings and damaged relationships. However, not all conflict is bad. In fact some conflict is absolutely necessary for teams and organizations to thrive. In this article we’ll examine the difference between productive…

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When did you last “retro”​ your retrospective?

August 31, 2019

By Adam Cuppy Retrospectives are one of the many powerful tools to review and improve your team’s approach to solving problems. For many project teams, they do a retrospective at the end of every 1–2 weeks. If you’re already in the habit of running a retro every week or two — Great! Keep it up!…

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Flying Lessons: How stories from Aviation can make us better Managers – Final installment

August 31, 2019

By Jim Myers In this, the final installment of our six part series, we look at how we as managers can incorporate change into our organizations to take advantage of the lessons learned so far.           The picture of Boeing’s iconic 737 airliner represents a culmination of aviation lessons for business…

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Flying Lessons: How stories from Aviation can make us better Managers – Improve

August 2, 2019

In this, the fifth installment of our six part series, we look at the role of Improvement in business value creation and examine, through the lens of lessons learned, and example of improvement from the field of aviation.   The picture of Boeing’s iconic 737 airliner represents a culmination of aviation lessons for business managers. …

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