Category: profitability

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The Importance of Demonstrating The Value Of Your Contribution

The support functions in your operations are critical to the success of business yet it is often tougher to measure their contribution than those in production or sales.  Too often we look...

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Workers Only Average Three Productive Days Per Week!

Of those people who work an average of 45 hours per week, approximately 17 hours of their week is considered unproductive.   It’s not just one nation or geographical area, but this occurs...

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The Value Of You

The Value of You We all like to see results. Whether it is in the work we do, our bank account, or other personal activities, results make us feel good.  The life...

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Five Ways to Keep Profitability

It has been interesting, if not disheartening, to watch businesses close, thousands of people losing jobs, and bailouts to keep some companies upright.  As a survivor of one such company, I can...

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Developing Leaders for Tough Times – Part 2

In a previous a previous post, Developing Leaders for Tought Times - Part 1, I wrote about an article on a study conducted by Development Dimensions International.  It was so intriguing to me...

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Developing Leaders During Tough Times – Part 1

I recently read a newspaper article that had really caught my attention.  The article was about a report by Development Dimensions International indicating that many leaders in today's organization are failing; yet,...

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Everyone Contributes to the Bottom Line

We are all aware of the economic challenges in the global economy.  In fact, it seems that you can't even turn the TV or radio on without hearing about it.  Staying profitable...

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Creating the “Bailout” Plan for Your Business

We are in a recession! For months now "that word" has been the big elephant in the room that few people would acknowledge.  It is here now and there is all kinds...