Positive Thinking Leads To Positive Results

 Basic Business Cents It is funny how life works; we tend to get what we expect. Two books that I recommend for every person in business, or not in business, are written by Norman Vincent Peale-The Power of Positive Thinking and Enthusiasm Makes the Difference. Peale says you do not need to be defeated by…
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Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs

 Basic Business Cents In our last column, we wrote about Stephen Covey’s five needs that are fundamental to human fulfillment. They are, “to live, to love, to learn, and to leave a legacy.” They might ring a bell with some of you who vaguely remember once studying a pyramid representing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. It…
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Four Basics Of Human Fulfillment

Stephen Covey wrote, “There are certain things that are fundamental to human fulfillment. The essence of these needs is captured in the phrase, to live, to love, to learn, and to leave a legacy.” This is a very thought-provoking statement and provides guidance on how to treat people, including ourselves, in business and everyday life.…
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Force Field Analysis

Simple tools are available to make life easier. One such is the Force Field Analysis. It simply lists the pros and cons of any proposed action on a straightforward chart that makes it easy to see and compare the drivers and constraints. The forces and factors that support or work against the solution of an…
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Defining Business Conditions

Understanding Employees and Owners Needs & Wants Before we can develop a good strategic plan, we have to truly understand our present situation. There are conditions, both internal and external to our organizations, which impact our direction and success in achieving our aim. In this article we will provide lists of questions to help you…
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