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Operating Philosophies 3

Posted by Stephen E. Roulac, Phd on Jan 24, 2020 11:47:47 AM

20 Exploit the Employee

Some companies operate with an exploit the employee approach.

Some companies reason that employees are out to take advantage of them, so the company should get everything it can from the employee. A company may figure that it is paying the employee good money and that therefore nothing more is due or expected. If the employee doesn’t like it, the employee can go somewhere else. After all, there are many other people the company could hire. But will an exploit the employee approach attract and keep the best employees?

Exploiting the employee can be a mistake.

 

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Topics: Implementation, Business inelligence, concepts and strategy, Strategic Coach, business planning

Operating Philosophies 1

Posted by Stephen E. Roulac, Phd on Jan 10, 2020 9:40:06 AM

1 Failing to Employ a Structured Decision Process
Decisions made without a structured, systematic process may be less than optimal.

Business school courses, academic textbooks, and training programs concerning decision making provide structured approaches, decision models, and tips to make better decisions. The classic approach involves defining the problem, identifying alternatives, undertaking quantitative analyses and qualitative assessments, exploring the risks, and then choosing the best course of action. While a structured decision making process is central to management, too often that approach is ignored.

Failing to employ a structured decision process can be a mistake.

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Topics: concepts and strategy, Business Plan, Strategic Coach, Financial Education, entrepreneurship, identify your why

12 Business Strategy Mistakes on Plans and Goals

Posted by Stephen E. Roulac, Phd on Dec 20, 2019 2:29:44 PM

1 No Plan

A surprising number of companies operate with no plan.

If you operate with no plan, you are proceeding in reliance on spontaneous, reactive, and even impromptu action—rather than on the basis of deliberate, considered approaches to the business. If what is to be done is not much thought about in advance, the opportunity for reflection, consideration and choosing the best way is quite limited. Without a plan, the benefits of plans—focus on priorities, assignment of responsibilities, accountability for results—cannot be realized. Enterprises with plans achieve greater and more frequent success than those that lack them. For as it has insightfully been said, failing to plan is planning to fail.

Not having a plan is a mistake.

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Topics: Business Growth, concepts and strategy, Strategic Coach, entrepreneurship, business planning

421 Strategy Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them

Posted by Stephen E. Roulac, Phd on Dec 20, 2019 2:25:54 PM

In Lewis Carroll’s classic book, Through the Looking Glass, the Red Queen prophetically informs Alice, “You must run as fast as you can just to stay in the same place. If you want to get ahead, you must run at least twice as fast.” Today, however, even running as fast as you can will not necessarily allow you to stay in the same place. To cope with and prevail in the challenges of life today, you need an effective strategy. You need either to do what you did before—very, very well—or to do something differently.

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Topics: concepts and strategy, success, entrepreneurship, business planning

Holiday Season Advancing – Prepare Today

Posted by eLaunchers on Sep 12, 2019 4:00:00 AM

Holiday Season Advancing – Prepare Today

You know it happens every year. You know you want to be raring to go on time this year. You know last year was a nightmare due to the lack of preparedness. Prepare today for the advancing holiday season to make for better sleeping once Thanksgiving week comes around.

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Topics: data science, concepts and strategy, content creation

The Milk Your Baby Drinks Can Ruin Teeth…And Other Such Dental Disasters

Posted by eLaunchers on Sep 10, 2019 7:59:00 AM

Who’s heart couldn’t melt at the sight of a smiling baby? Their feather-soft skin, tiny feet and hands, and oh, that beautiful smile is enough to make you want to cuddle it all day.  But did you know that feeding your baby can cause brand-new teeth to rot? This type of dental disaster is all too common.

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Topics: concepts and strategy, success, content creation, Continuing Education

Why Some Or Most Attorneys Seldom Retire

Posted by David J Dunworth on Sep 3, 2019 5:47:00 AM

Image Credit: Duhaime Law  http://www.duhaime.org

We received calls from four different attorneys from disparate parts of the country this past month. Actually, one attorney was from British Columbia, Canada. It boiled down to the inability to expect retirement as a reality.

Each in their own way, they told me that they were looking forward. You know, forecasting. And, they realized that although they wanted to retire someday, not one of them thought retirement was unlikely. They wouldn’t be able to accumulate the required wealth they need to do so.  Two were in their third decade of practice, one aged 39, and one just starting out.  They were all small practice attorneys.

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Topics: concepts and strategy, content creation, Financial Education, Marketing education

Making the Case for Lumpy Mail

Posted by David J Dunworth on Aug 29, 2019 9:23:32 AM

Call it whatever you want; 3D Mail, Direct Mail, Stand-Out Mail, tactile mail, whatever.  Mail that stands out in the mailbox and triggers an immediate response to pay attention to it is still king of delivery in my mind.

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Topics: concepts and strategy, customer experience, Magnetic Marketing

One Thousand Days Backwards – Reverse Engineer Your Future

Posted by eLaunchers on Aug 27, 2019 4:47:00 AM

Everyone on the planet is concerned about their future.  Some consider tomorrow their future, thinking only one day at a  time for survival.  Others think about their futures in decades, while still others deal only in months or weeks.  The future is a funny thing, as it has unlimited meanings. 

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Topics: concepts and strategy, success, Money, Technology

The Cure for Your Conversion Headaches

Posted by eLaunchers on Aug 15, 2019 4:27:00 AM

I think this next statement is a bit off-putting, but I’m not making fun of it. When I was researching some of the other experts speaking about conversion headaches, the first site to pop up was Harvard Medical School. I learned that there is such an illness known as “conversion headaches (conversion disorder).”

But that’s not at all about what this article is built. Lead conversion is the topic. Removing the roadblocks, constraints, frustration, ambiguity, and headaches that come when your lead to customer conversion isn’t doing well.

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Topics: concepts and strategy, success, content creation, Technology

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