Successful Public Speaking

Basic Business Cents So you have been asked to give a talk; are you excited or apprehensive? It doesn’t make any difference if you prepare and rehearse properly, you will become comfortable with your ability to effectively get your message across. It doesn’t matter if your talk is 5 minutes to your church group, 20…
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Improving The Health Of Your Business

Basic Business Cents Everyone would like to find the magic recipe to improve his or her business. I have a secret; it doesn’t exist unless you consider thought and subsequent action a secret.  Deming said people hope for instant pudding. Kano said improvement is a hot and sweaty job. Maybe it is not so hard…
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Improve Your Decision-Making Process

Basic Business Cents I have a friend who used to become so stressed when faced with a decision at work that he became physically ill. His doctor finally advised him to resign from his position and he retired early. That is an unusual case and most of us are much luckier when faced with decisions.…
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Is Management A Profession?

Basic Business Cents Debate rages in academic circles on whether management is a profession similar to medicine, education,and law. Managers like to think of themselves as professional but there are many different characteristics. Management as a profession does not have a certification examination or barriers to entry like law and medical. It has no code…
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Achieving Job Satisfaction

A friend stated recently that his Dad worked his entire life at a job he hated. What a shame! We spend so much of our life at work that it should be something that we enjoy and receive satisfaction from doing something well and worthwhile. Our job, our career, should bring us pride in what…
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