Articles on: Organization

51% of Employees are very, very sad!

  photo by hacky There are a bunch of unhappy people out there.  And the really scary part of that equation is that most of them are your employees (well maybe not your employees, but someone’s employees). Several recent studies have shown that over 50% of employees are unhappy with their job and would consider […]

Want your business to take off? Try this.

A lot of people struggle with establishing processes for their businesses.  It feels bureaucratic, stifling and it can be some serious work up front to get things documented and figured out. However it’s not rocket science…by any stretch of the imagination. The trick, assuming that you’re a business that’s already up and running is that […]

How To knock out several goals at once!

photo by ed ludwick  The following is a guest post by Mike Vande Brake, partner at Vande Brake and Baker CPAs. It’s nearly time to begin making those New Year’s resolutions, the wishful thoughts borne out of our guilt for the things we typically let slip. Lose weight. Exercise more. Eat fewer sweets. You get […]

Are you running an Incredible Machine?

Back in the early 90’s, there was a series of computer games called ‘The Incredible Machine“.  The games were a series of intricate puzzles that required you to create complicated, off the wall Rube Goldberg machines to solve simple tasks.  

Are you stuck trading time for money?

I’ve talked to quite a few people lately that have recognized that they are the constraint for their business. In order to make more money, based on the way they are currently working, they personally need to work more hours.  The problem with that approach is that they’re already working more than they’d like to […]

Do your meetings wear you out?

The approach recommended by the Author Skip Shuda is an introductory technique focused on using the Governance Meeting format. Skip has used this process successfully in at least a couple of situations and is extremely positive on the process.