Follow-up Or Fold-up

    Ever get frustrated by sitting in agonizing meetings and nothing gets resolved? We all have and nothing is more discouraging. Solutions to problems cannot always be made during the meeting but an action plan leading to a solution can and should be developed before the meeting is adjourned. It is the responsibility of…
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Business Management Education For Professionals

 Basic Business Cents Business Management Education for Professionals Several years ago, Dan Johnson, Pastor of Good Samaritan United Methodist Church in Edina MN shared with me an enigma that Pastors’ face. They go to school and get their degree in theology and then get assigned to a church. Their education has been very thorough on…
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Choosing A Board For Your Organization

Are you ready to get advice on how to run your company? Are you open to being directed on how to run your company? Unless you have a publicly traded company, in which you must have a Board of Directors, you have options.   An Advisory Board is a body that advises the management of…
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Management Is The Most Creative Of Arts

  We cannot manage today like we did in the past and hope to be successful. Change is upon us in management just like in everything else. The 1950s and 60s brought new insight into management techniques that we now call Traditional Management. The leading managing technique at the time was based on Plan, Organize,…
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Improving Education Organizations

Two articles ago, I talked about the Minnesota Council for Quality and its efforts to improve the economy of Minnesota by facilitating the improvement of the processes that produce the goods and services of the state. In the last article, I talked about the lack of training in our school system on quality improvement and…
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