Business Management

The Positive Power Of Negative Preparation

Being a positive thinker does not mean that you should refuse to acknowledge the way things are. The true positive thinker acknowledges potential and existing negative circumstances and reactions, and engineers a plan to overcome them, to achieve positive results.
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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions 8: Staying Focused, And More

I come to work with dozens and dozens of things on my to-do list. And then life hits me as I enter the door and my to-do list is forgotten. What should I do to stay focused?
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How To Get Feedback That Benefits Your Business

The best way to evaluate how your business is doing is to gather feedback from your customers and employees. Here are some pointers that will help you get the feedback you need to improve your business.
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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions 7: Delegation, And More

I delegate a project and it ends up back in my lap. It's frustrating because I think they don't care or they don't understand. What do I need to do?
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Setting Priorities

The key to success in setting priorities is having a long time perspective. You can tell how important something is today by measuring its potential future impact on your life.
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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions 6: Financial Reports, And More

I get a financial report from my accountants and, when I ask questions about what the items mean, they give me another accounting term I don't understand. It seems that their numbers are different than what is reality. Why?
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Obtaining Employee Input With Urgency

To turn around the performance of a troubled company, a new leader or change agent must gather information in the shortest possible time. This requires input from everyone at all levels. Here are 10 ways to obtain employee input effectively.
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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions 5: Looking To Change, And More

I have had four trucks in the past, but I am running solo now. I now question whether management is even possible for me or was there just a particular set of problems I was not able to overcome?
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Create A Culture Of Accountability

Many people think accountability only crops up when something goes wrong. A more positive approach to accountability can do more to achieve outstanding results than all the finger pointing and blaming in the world.
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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions 4: Tongue-Tied, And More

I hate public speaking but with an ever-expanding company I feel I must learn to talk to the company as a whole. Standing up in front of the entire company with every eye on me is unnerving. Do you have any suggestions?
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Jim Johnson,an experienced trade school and community college instructor, discusses the HVAC industry and his column in The NEWS, ‘The Service Ticket.’ Listen now for a hint to the Not Enough Heat question from the Dec. 15 issue. Posted Jan. 30.

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