TAG: problem solving

Leading: What to do when something goes wrong

October 25, 2017By
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Leading, and managing a business within that broader concept, is challenging enough when the economy is strong, your labor force is plentiful and motivated, resource pricing is stable and customers are hungry for what you have to offer. It’s fun to lead when that revenue and earnings chart is pointed upward and to the right. In a healthy business, the... read more

Leadership Advantage: Problem solving 101

August 4, 2017By
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If you have a business problem that’s going to take $1,000 to solve, shame on you if you cheap out and try to fix it for $900. You risk not solving it at all and having to start over. Only now, it may be a $1,100 problem that’s going to cost you a total of $2,000 to remedy. This brings... read more

Profit Power: 5 time-management tips for spring

May 19, 2014By

It’s almost impossible to keep all the balls in the air in the spring. Use these five time-management tips to get more done in less time. 1. Come with two answers. Teach your direct reports and all employees to answer their own questions. When they want to ask you a question, tell them they first must offer you two alternative... read more

Profit Power: 10 traits of a strategic thinker

April 22, 2014By

Successful business leaders remain focused on the future when dealing with short-term problems and opportunities, even when dealing with urgent ones in the heat of the season. They are strategic thinkers and, as so, exhibit the following 10 traits when planning, doing, leading, reacting, correcting and motivating the team. Are you a strategic thinker? 1. The strategic thinker has a clear... read more