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Ever notice that the world is full of experts who have never actually done what they are "experts" at?

Many a business professor has never actually managed a business. Most business courses stress defining business terms but never actually teach the concepts of running a business.

This blog hopes to teach some of the terms and, at the same time, give some examples and lessons on running a business.

There will also be reviews of books on business listed here. Sometimes companies give me books to review. Regardless of where I get the book to review, I will give my honest opinion. If I was given the book to review I will always disclose that in the review.

I seek to start posting on 02 January 2012. Some of the posts will be recycled from some of my other blogs.

The reader should know that there is no one “Right Way” to conduct business that will apply in all situations. This blog is meant as a place to start. It is hoped that you will perform further research and consult professionals experienced in your particular business before making any important decisions.



06 April 2017

Love Your Work Book Review

We were sent a review copy of this book without cost or obligation.  This will in no way affect our opinion or our review of Love Your Work by Robert Dickie III.

Love Your Work could probably best be described as Who Moved My Cheese on steroids.

Love Your Work takes a Christian view of the world today and the rapidly changing economy and offers advice about how to prepare for the inevitable changes to come. 

Gone are the days when one could go to work for one company and expect to work for that company 30+ years, then retire with a pension and relax by loafing around at the general store.

Love Your Work addresses how the reader can keep a finger on the pulse of technology and look out for possible trends that will change the business in which they are employed. 

Even though the two terms, “Opportunities” and “Threats” are not mentioned per se in the book, the reader is taught to look out for them.

The book speaks of pivot points.  That is times when one’s career takes a turn.  Maybe the turn is for the better; maybe it is for the worst.  The reader learns possible ways to be ready for the next pivot point in their life and how to best take advantage of it.

The reader is given several suggestions about how to get prepared for the next job in their career path.

Love Your Work is very readable, with real life examples of individuals who took advantage of the pivot points in their lives and had great success by doing so.

On our scale of 0 stars to 5 stars we rate this book a 5.  We suggest that anyone who is contemplating a career move read this book first. 








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05 April 2017

Why Leaders Need To Be Great Salespeople To Succeed Guest Post

The following is a guest post.  The advice and opinions stated in the article might not necessarily reflect the views of this blog or that of McClendon Studios in general.


Whether it’s a CEO, a coach or someone else whose job it is to motivate others, a great leader is at heart a good salesperson.

That’s because if an organization’s leadership isn’t constantly persuading the rest of the team to buy into an idea or a philosophy, the team is likely to splinter, with everyone moving in his or her own direction.
And just barking orders doesn’t always get the job done.

“Leaders don’t always have formal authority or positional power to compel people to do what they want done,” says Paul B. Thornton, who conducts leadership training programs and is author of Precise Leaders Get Results. “In many situations, they need to persuade, convince, and sell people on their ideas.”

Thornton says to successfully influence others, leaders must understand what those people are thinking and then tap into whatever their strongest emotion is at that time.   
   
Ultimately, he says, it’s a matter of appealing to people’s heads, hearts and hands. Here’s how that works:

• The Head – This is an appeal to the intellect. Leaders can persuade people through rational arguments including market research, customer surveys and case studies. They also should highlight the business benefits of ideas and how they will help employees. In some situations, Thornton says, it helps to explain the consequences of not changing. What’s at stake? What will people lose out on?


• The Heart – This is an appeal to emotions. People change their behavior when doing so makes them feel better, Thornton says. The leader should connect to their need for status, order, honor, security and purpose. Engage their hearts by making employees feel they are part of something big and special. 


• The Hands – This is persuasion through direct involvement. Give employees something to experience viscerally, the way salespeople let someone take a car for a test drive or offer a taste test. “Demonstrations help people experience the value and benefits of a particular idea or innovation,” Thornton says. “Direct experience can alter how a person thinks and feels about a new initiative.”

Having the right mix of facts, emotional appeals and involvement helps sell ideas and proposals, Thornton says. Once that’s done, he says, the leader needs to close the deal by asking for people’s commitment to whatever is proposed.

“In some cases you may need to start small,” Thornton says. “Get people to commit to taking some baby steps.”
About Paul Thornton


Paul Thornton, author of Precise Leaders Get Results, is an author, trainer, speaker and professor of Business
Administration at Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield, Massachusetts. He has designed and conducted management and leadership programs for UMASS Medical School, Kuwait Oil Corporation, and United Technologies, providing leadership training for over 10,000 supervisors and managers. Thornton’s books include: Leadership-Off the Wall, Be the Leader, Make the Difference, and Leadership: Best Advice I Ever Got. He has also written articles that have appeared in USA Today, Management Review and Leadership Excellence.









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 Please be sure to consult your attorney, accountant, and/or other professionals with any specific questions. There is no one right answer to any business question that will cover all circumstances.


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29 January 2017

February Special Notice

I wanted to let you all know that we will have to take a
break from our regular posting.  A friend
of ours needs us to help him with a special time sensitive project.  In a way, this was a surprise to us.  We knew he was planning to do this, but we
did not know how much he needed for us to be involved.

This means that we will not be participating in the memes we
usually take part in.  




How to Manage Your Monkey has
posts scheduled through 6 April 2017.
These should post every Thursday just after midnight.

Tuesdays with Gindy has posts scheduled for almost all of
this year to post every Tuesday morning just after midnight.


Please keep us in your prayers as this will be a very
exhausting and stressful time for us. 



Have a great February.  


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The following video is very, very long.  It is divided into segments of about 3 minutes each.  Watch it a little at a time, if you like. 












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Please be advised that all the information in this course is provided to educate, enlighten, and broaden your views in life.  The information provided is not a substitute for medical, legal, dietary, financial/accounting, or religious professionals.





Always consult a professional before you act on any of the information you find in this course.  




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Disclaimer




The opinions or advice listed in this blog or website should be used as a place to start only. It is not a substitute for the use of a professional.




Please be sure to consult your attorney, accountant, and/or other professionals with any specific questions.




There is no one right answer to any business question that will cover all circumstances.