Characteristics Of A Good Leader

Basic Business Cents Are you looking for the latest fad in leadership? You can go back several thousand years in history and find advice that is still pertinent today. The ageless advice is that good leaders must excel in planning, mentoring, and mediating. We need to remind ourselves that there might not be anything new…
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Change Is Inevitable

Basic Business Cents “It is not necessary to change; survival is not mandatory.” Edwards Deming The world around us is changing rapidly and we must change in order to stay in business and prosper. Satchel Paige said, “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” It is no longer possible to stand still; we…
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Fix The Right Stuff

Basic Business Cents We only have so much time, energy, and emotional drive; we need to deploy it wisely. It is much harder to regain momentum in the organization after a false start than it is to initiate it. Following are three areas in which we need to constantly remind ourselves to avoid missteps. Fix…
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Brainstorming

Basic Business Cents You cannot legislate creativity, but brainstorming is a tool that is helpful. It taps the brains of a number of people and allows them to build off others’ thoughts. It is a great technique for generating creative ideas, a fun way to get fresh ideas in the open, and get everyone to…
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Sales: Art Or Science?

Basic Business Cents Some people denigrate themselves and think they can’t sell. They view others as born salesmen and defeat themselves. I submit that selling is a process like every other facet of business and therefore a science rather than art. It can be defined as a customer focused approach presenting the product/service to meet…
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