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Financial Wellness

By Christine Moriarty

Back to BasicsThe economy. The gas prices. The food prices. Every where we turn we are reminded that costs are rising. Salaries and wages are not rising to match our increasing financial needs. What to do? Get Back to Basics. Years ago there was a big push in the federal government to zero based budgeting. This is still a standard in the accounting world on how to create spending

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Trust is a Business Asset

By David Horsager

The impact of trust on the economy can be witnessed at the corporate level. Bear Stearns, AIG, and Lehman Brothers were at one time considered trust-based businesses. Each of these companies relied on the trust of the market to establish the firms value. As trust goes down, value goes down. For instance, the $236 million purchase proposal for Bear Stearns by JP Morgan Chase came just hours

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What is Team Work and Why is it Important to Your Organization

By Tom Hughes

"There are plenty of teams in every sport that have great players and never win titles. Most of the time, those players aren't willing to sacrifice for the greater good of the team. The funny thing is, in the end, their unwillingness to sacrifice only makes individual goals more difficult to achieve. One thing I believe to the fullest is that if you think and achieve as a team, the individual acco

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Prioritize to Be Most Effective

By David Horsager

While I agree with Ben Franklins idea, If you fail to plan, you plan to fail, countless companies have wasted time and money on strategic plans that are collecting dust. People spend lots of time planning but very little time turning those plans into daily actionable tasks. Some suggest that putting your goal in the mirror so you see it every day will make it come true. I wou

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On Humor...

By Andy Weisberg

On Humor Aside from the occasional sarcastic remark or the passing around of a Dilbert cartoon, humor has not been an important part of the American workplace. But the increasing popularity of comedy clubs, "Humor Consultants" and medical reports suggesting laughter should be more of a priority all make it clear that businesses should get the message. Humor is the great eq

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On Creativity...

By Andy Weisberg

On Creativity Today more than ever we are required to be creative. From solving managerial problems to coming up with new product ideas to inventing yet another process, the demand is real and increasing. Without tools and processes that can help break the restrictive patterns of selective thought well continue to work only with what exists now, and miss the joy of rele

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It's Not About the Ping-Pong Table

By Andy Weisberg

Its Not About the Ping-Pong TableSuccessful, progressive companies such as Nike, Rollerblade, and Google are well known for their creative work environments. And many others, in their desire to emulate the success of these companies seek to create fun environments of their own. In the process, however, they make a common mistake: instead of making the real effort to trans

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Get Your Files and Piles Under Control

By Stacey Anderson

The beginning of the year is the best time to clean out your files and have a clean slate for the upcoming year- but it is never too late.  No more battle of the bulge when it comes to trying to file something.  Here are some simple, easy to follow tips to get started on the right track.Start with just one file.  Go through the entire file and decide what you need to keep and what y

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6 Myths of Organiztion

By Stacey Anderson

Myth #1- Only Touchit OnceIn reality that is impossible.  But the goal is to handle your papers, emailsand other items as few times as possible. Create a system that you trust and know will work.  Myth #2- BeingOrganized Means Loss of Creativity You can still be creative by using colorful folders andorganizing products, using mind mapping instead of

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Time to Get My Office Organized

By Dave Sheffield

I never realized how much stuff I had until we were packing up to move toanother house! How true! I have helped several friends move in my lifetime andam totally amazed at the amount of inane junk they keep. In full disclosure, Iam NOT an organized person; however, I do understand the liberating benefits ofgetting my office in order.One of the great benefits of this bus

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