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Feb 27
2004

A Key for Your Business

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Reciprocity is a simple yet effective principle that will have a positive impact on any business. Jesus said, "Give, and it will be given to you- good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over. . . . For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return" (Luke 6:38, NASB). What a great word picture of giving a customer the best deal. Customers who receive such a measure will be delighted to come back-and they'll tell others about your business. Practice the principle of giving your best, as the Lord taught, and your business will do well.

Feb 10
2004

Making Decisions

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A key issue for every business leader is making decisions, large and small. An easy trap to fall into, however, is engaging in endless discussions rather than moving to the decision point. Discussion and feedback have an important place, but if we focus too much time on dialogue, especially ineffective dialogue, we waste valuable time-our own and that of our colleagues. The prophet Elijah gave us a great example when he said, "How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him- but if Baal, follow him" (1 Kings 18:21, nasb). Elijah understood that once the important issues had been defined, it was time to make a decision.

Mar 06
2003

Communicating During Business Crisis

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Every business will go through rough times, and communicating and relating effectively with your staff will spell the difference between having a cohesive team working with you or a disorganized, demoralized team that will add to your problems.

Feb 07
2003

Learning From Experience

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A manufacturing plant in Kentucky had repeatedly been cited for safety violations. After each citation, some corrections were made, but the underlying causes were never dealt with. Conditions improved for a while, but then management allowed its safety standards to slip again, and more violations occurred. The result was an explosion that injured 28 workers.

Jun 09
2002

When One is Better Than Two

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In today's economy, businesses seeking to expand their empires are buying everything in sight and merging at a breakneck pace. Although only big-time mergers, such as the $140 billion AOL/Time Warner union, grab the headlines, organizations of all sizes throughout the economy are catching the merger bug..