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Archive for March, 2013

Mar
23

Multitasking in the Workplace

Multitasking in the workplace can be a wonderful thing if it’s done correctly. Do you ever multitask? How much do you try to get done at once? Are you making the most out of this activity and not doing subpar work. These are all fair questions to ask, if you do multitask you should do it to the best of your ability and make sure each task was getting done the way you would handle it with your full attention. I find multitasking is done most effectively when I’m doing two things I’m very familiar with at once like sending

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Mar
23

Top Seven Reasons we Fail

Why do people fail? Aren’t we supposed to be successful and live our lives to the fullest? I see a lot of people fail at one thing or another, I have failed at certain points in my life. The important thing is we pick ourselves back up and try, try again. If you fail at something, and fail again, you should keep on practicing because eventually you’re going to get it right. Recently, one of my very wealthy friends passed away and I was at his funeral. This guy was quite a bit older than me but he was a

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Mar
22

How to Stand Out from the Competition

How does your business stand out from the competition? I know a lot of businesses do a number of things to try to propel themselves above their competition. I think the first thing we should do in a business is to recognize who are competitors are, this is easy. For example, if I own a security company I’m going to have a number of security companies who have businesses very similar to mine (if not identical) that I’m going to have to compete with for clients. If your security company specializes in a certain segment (government clients), it’s probably best

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Mar
21

QBQ! The Question Behind the Question by John G. Miller

QBQ! The Question Behind the Question by John G. Miller was an excellent book, it brings up some very good points in the way we look at things. It’s a very short read and you should be able to get through through the entire book in one setting. Miller believes the problems which harm organizations can’t be solved by pointing fingers and assigning blame to others. Miller shows us how to ask ourselves better questions, in the form of a QBQ. The QBQ is a question that begins with “what” or “how,” always contains an “I” and focuses on how

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Mar
20

Making the best out of a bad Economy

Bad economies aren’t good for business, I don’t care what anybody says. I have found there are many “negatives” in a bad economy. For example, company profits are down, sales are often sluggish, and it’s an overall tough time for the company and the general population. Making the best out of a bad economy is not always easy, but it needs to be done. During tough periods of economic uncertainty, there is no better time to start your own business. If you already have a successful business it may be time to start another. If you’re buried in business you

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