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December 28, 2002

Strategize & Plan, Then Execute

The owner of the successful remodeling company called to cancel our luncheon. He had been adamant about the importance of our meeting as soon as possible when he made the appointment. Now he was just as adamant about re-scheduling some 2 months in the future. The reason for the change – he realized that his […]

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November 29, 2002

On Enhancing the Value of Your Business & Connecting Employees to their Jobs

San Francisco Chronicle, October 26, 2002: Dave Murphy, a Sunday columnist in the Business Section, discussed the importance of getting employees connected emotionally to their jobs. Quoting from “Follow this Path” by Curt Coffman and Gabriel Gonzales-Molina of the Gallup Organization “Employees don’t leave an organization because of rational reasons. Employees don’t commit to an […]

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November 29, 2002

What’s Your Most Important Problem?

What’s Important Now?  Last month we discussed Pareto’s Principle which dictates that 80% of value is derived from 20% of the input.   Determining where to apply this concept is the next step in utilizing its power. This month we’ll talk about identifying the highest impact issues for your company right now.  As you prepare for […]

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October 29, 2002

Pareto’s Principle

Welcome to the first edition of the Remodel Services web-zine. I have long dreamed of publishing a small magazine dedicated to working with members of the remodeling community to apply standard management techniques to their business. The web now makes it possible. Any new venture comes complete with attendant risks and rewards. The “law of […]

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June 29, 1905

Generalist or Specialist – which do I consult?

Fred Nikols [see Links} discusses the differences between a generalist and a specialist.  He states: “The goal of a generalist is to solve the problem at hand, to engineer a fitting solution.  The goal of a specialist is to find problems that fit the solutions at hand.  (This is a fine distinction being drawn here […]

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