Your Theory of Business – Is Your Business Based on Reality?

Frameworks and Processes

Do you have a valid Theory of Business? A valid theory of business is extraordinarily powerful. Purpose A Theory of Business is a hypothesis of how your business or organization works. It is the assumptions your business makes of how your business should act and how your customers and the world will respond. It predicts […]

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Leadership Skills and Manager Tools for High-Performance Business

Cornerstones

You can build a business and get bruised on the road of experience and hard knocks. Or you can build a business built for high-performance based on critical leadership skills and manager tools. Build using the right leadership skills and manager tools and you get, Work and life in balance Clarity and a feeling of […]

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19 Top Tips on Excel Advanced Filter and Excel AutoFilter

Excel

Excel AutoFilter is a simple Excel feature for filtering lists. But, the Excel advanced filter has far more powerful filtering and extracting capability you will want to use with To Do Lists, Contact Lists, Project Task Lists, Inventory Lists, and more. These tips begin with the simple AutoFilter in Excel and go on to show […]

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18 Top Tips for Creating Excel Lists or Excel Tables

Excel

People love putting their To Do List, Contact List, and Project Task List in Excel. These tips will show you how to make your lists even more friendly and useful by converting them into an Excel Table. Click here to learn how to use Excel AutoFilter or Excel advanced filter with your lists or Excel […]

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10 Top Tips for Creating an Excel Budget or Excel Budget Template

Excel

Excel is the world’s most used tool for creating, aggregating, and analyzing budgets. Distributing an Excel budget template will reduce work and make sure everyone is aligned. Starting your budgeting process with an Excel budget template and a list of guidelines will reduce work and keep your managers aligned. Budget tips include how to prevent […]

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Values? Do We Need Them? Ask United Airlines.

Frameworks and Processes

I was shocked earlier this week to see the video of United Airlines forcibly dragging a doctor off one of its airplanes because United needed the seat for a crew connecting with another flight. Click here to see the article and video in the New York Times. Warning this is violent. This is an excellent example […]

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Creating Your Core Value Statement

Frameworks and Processes

Value statements, rather than being long statements no one can remember, should be concise statements that are so clear everyone knows whether their strategies, tactics, and actions are in alignment. Core Values are difficult, if not impossible to teach. They grow from the organization’s start, reflecting the personalities and character of the founders and executives. […]

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Putting Your Organization’s Core Values into Practice

Frameworks and Processes

Don’t just post Core Values in a frame and hang them on the wall! Executives and managers should live by the Core Values and watch for alignment between the Core Values and behavior. Click here to read “Values? Do we need them? Ask United Airlines.” Click here to learn how to create a Value Statement […]

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14 Top Tips for a SWOT Analysis that Works

Frameworks and Processes

A good SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats/Trends) identifies factors that impact your Strategic Business Objective, tactic, project, or product. Use these tips to make sure your SWOT is BETTER THAN GOOD! If you already consider yourself experienced with conducting SWOT Analysis, check tips 8, 10, 11, 12, and 13 for tips that may be […]

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19 Top Tips on Excel’s IF Functions and Formulas

Excel

Excel’s IF function makes If…Then… decisions in your workbook formulas. The IF function and its variations are a must if you want to build powerful worksheets that go beyond simple math or financial calculations. If you already consider yourself an IF function expert, you might want to check Tips 7, 9, 13, 14, and 19 […]

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