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Jun 18
2007

When All The Choices Seem Bleak

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Mark was faced with difficult alternatives. The city had given notification that the street in front of his coffee shop would be closed for nine months as a new rail service was installed. Most of his customers were walk-ins, which meant his business would be virtually shut down for nine months!

Jan 22
2007

When time is not your friend

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In some instances, time can be your friend as you adjust to a loss or recover from grief. But usually, when it comes to your business, time is not your friend. Mosses wrote, “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12 NIV). Wise words!

 

A key factor for business leaders is to determine situations when time is not your friend and then to take quick, appropriate action. Consider these examples:

Jul 18
2006

Encouraging Teamwork

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Teamwork is one of the most talked about yet poorly executed concepts in business. When some leaders say they want to build teamwork, what they really mean is that they want to get everybody to do exactly what they say. Effective teamwork will occur only with effective leadership.

Jul 18
2006

Most Business Change Happens over Time

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Change will impact every business. Often we look to the next big stroke, a jump in technology, or a future event. Change, however, often happens slowly, developing over time, providing an opportunity for us to understand that change and react before we get passed by.

Jun 07
2006

Making Ideas Happen

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Every leader creates ideas, and many of those ideas have the potential the pay great dividends. The key is to move beyond the idea stage and create action that turns those ideas into reality. "There are many . . . empty talkers," wrote the apostle Paul (Titus 1:10, NASB), and in business today, we all know people who talk a good game but never get the job done. But you don't have to be one of those people. By following several simple steps, you can learn how to turn good ideas into effective action.