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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 4:10 pm on June 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Do You Have A Leadership Mindset? 

    Leaders possess innate personal qualities that distinguish them from others. The difference is rooted in mindset. Leadership is a journey and can be challenging. You can work at it, and you can get better if you develop the skills. Great leadership is needed in a start up business & daily management. Mismanagement and the lack of leadership are routine causes of business failure. You must apply yourself & demonstrate enough leadership to succeed. A great leader is a thinker & planner. Someone who will think through his actions before making a move or providing a solution. Someone who is prepared to get things done and when an urgent need arises. Traditionally many people think of leadership as the skills, qualities and behavior of an individual who exerts influence over others to take action or achieves a goal using their position and authority.

    You may think talent, rather than hard work, is the fundamental component of leadership success. It’s little of both. Sometimes you might be scared to face a challenge because you are afraid of failure. But that’s what a leader does, they face challenges head on. You can (& should) learn from challenges & mistakes. A challenge is an opportunity to learn and do better next time through a step by step process.

    The more experience that you gain and the more successes that you have, the more likely you are to believe there’s not much left to learn. That’s highly incorrect. There is always something to learn & improve on.  As time goes by things will change. Are you ready for the change & challenge? A great leader is.  If you cannot manage your personal affairs then managing others, a business or projects could be even more difficult.

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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 11:32 pm on April 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , management, , , , risk strategy,   

    Make improvements to your business by ma… 

    Make improvements to your business by managing risks. Risk is inevitable, avoiding risk impossible. Depending on the owner’s level of risk tolerance, a company may face more risk than security. You have to learn to manage or master the different stages of risk in your business. The risks that you should look out for and learn to manage is:

    1. management & team
    2. financial
    3. technology & production
    4. marketability & competition
    5. growth

    There are so many things that you can do to improve these areas. Take a look at your risks, how to manage them and your ability to to manage them to improve your business. Analyze your entrepreneurial capabilities. Analyzing that is a big part of your risk management. Learn how to manage your business money or seek help.

    A serious risk is relying too heavily on one person to take care of pertinent functions. Anyone can get hurt or lose their job. So learn to delegate & outsource to help reduce some risks in your business or projects. Make sure that you have insurance & backup for different aspects of your business. Addressing a few of the above issues can significantly reduce the level of risk in your small business.

     
  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 6:12 pm on April 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , customer satisfaction, , efficiency, , , management, , quality,   

    A good quantity of success can be developed…. 

    A good quantity of success can be developed through TQM. TQM is top quality management, also known as customer satisfaction. It provides a high return on investments through improving efficiency & customer satisfaction. With the main focus being customer satisfaction.

    To develop success & benefit from TQM, through out your business or organization, all members should participate in process measurement and controls, improving processes, products, services and the culture in which they work as a means of continuous improvement.

    TQM is about focusing all functions and levels of an organization on quality and continuous improvement. Continuous is the key word here. The main focus of TQM is about meeting or exceeding customer requirements.

     
    • BarExasteteek 2:16 pm on April 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hello!

      I am just getting started on EBAY and I am finding out that it is harder and more complicated than I thought – do you have any helpful hints that might help me in the future?

      • Clerical Business Solutions 1:08 am on April 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Bar,

        Starting and maintaining a business can be hard in general and that’s one of the many reasons that many entrepreneurs outsource some their business or project operations. But there is a lot that can be said about starting and maintaining an ebay business. Just like any other business, starting a business is one thing but maintaining it is another.

        Maintaining it is the key and you have to be passionate about maintaining a business. You can start out by drafting up a strategic plan and a business plan. Think about the products that you want to offer. Will you have variety of them or not? Will you be a discount merchant? etc…

        Before you just dive into this business, think long and hard about your strategy to develop this business. When developing your strategy to build and operate your business, think about your combination of sales volumes and profit margins. Think about how your sales volumes & profit margins will support your operations and still give you a profit.

        If you are sure that starting an ebay business is right for you then lay out a sound business plan and get registered as an ebay seller. As I’ve stated, there’s more that can be said about starting an ebay business but I hope this helps. Remember that you always need a strategy and plan in business.

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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 2:19 pm on April 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Who’s gonna get the credit?..In dealing with teams, it may seem like one person or a select few are always getting the credit for many or several projects. Managers should investigate who’s really responsible and establish cultural norms around taking & giving credit in the workplace. Setting a precedent can prevent tough situations, as your team members understand what’s expected of them.

     
  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 5:39 pm on September 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    The Co-Ceo: Sharing Power From The Top 

    The co-CEO model has been around for some time now. Some companies have seemed to make it work and others ummm….. not so much. It seems to work in limited cases and it has failed miserably in others. The co-CEO peoplesharingarrangement involves 2 or more people sharing the decision-making duties from the top of the company. It’s been around for a long time but not so openly discussed.

    Many times in sharing top management duties there can be power struggles. There are some well known companies who continue to use this model such as Bed, Bath N’ Beyond, Charles Schwab, Martha Stewart, Citigroup and others. Many professionals seem to disagree on power sharing for the head of a company. They feel that it’s not good for the company as a whole. Some feel that it has lead to the downfall of many good corporations.

    Do you see this as becoming an option for your business?

    Some companies have been known to have three, count ’em three co-Chairmen and three CEOs. Many times it all depends on the size of the company, what’s involved and the industry. It’s quite different from a co-leadership model. In the co-leadership model, the leader works closely with another person or committee in the top management. On some occasions, if the co-CEO position comes about because of a merger, there can be a power struggle rising instead of power-sharing.

    This model can be an effective way to run an organization if communication lines are clear and everyone understands who is doing what. If a co-CEO arrangement is made, then the executives should put their personal agendas & egos aside for the good of the company, check ’em at the door. The only thing worse than an overly hierarchical organization is ambiguity. The CEO’s job should be more about getting the job done correctly, moving a company forward and less about titles. When the roles of each individual are clearly outlined with no room for guessing, then that helps in collaboration with employees and other management.

    This type of relationship takes development of a healthy relationship where the top executives have confidence in each other, true commitment, teamwork, close alignment & effective  collaboration throughout the company as a whole. Effective collaboration can lead to better management, more creative thinking and a leaner organization. Many times some companies seek out the co-CEO model instead of the traditional CEO and president line up. Sometimes you’ll see the co-CEO model more in family-owned organizations.

    The co-CEO management can lead to better decision-making, extra inspiration for others & lower chances of CEO burnout. Sometimes two heads are better than one. This can be an effective model for succession planning where the eventual successor to the CEO position acts as co-CEO for a while with the departing leader. 

    Companies should not just leap head first into the co-CEO arrangement. It may not be the quick fix to business problems that you are facing. It should be taken into careful consideration by all those involved. It must be known that this type of business model can flop at anytime if managed poorly or put in place for the wrong reasons.

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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 8:26 pm on August 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    MBO: Management By Objectives And You 

    MBO has changed a lot over the yrs and it’s a good approach to management. It may look simple at first, but it requires experience and skill to make it work effectively. When you prepare goals on observable, measurable terms,Clerical Business Solutions~Virtual Assistant & Business Strategy Consulting then the goals become objectives. Then the objectives become the stated measurable targets of how to achieve business aims.

    They help to give the business a clearly defined target. For example, you could say that XYZ corporation wants to achieve 3 million in asian markets by 2015.

    MBO is focused on accomplishment of company objectives, it stresses achieving results with planning as the dominant function; like plan your work & work your plan. It does take patients, organization, work, follow-through & tracking to be successful.

    When implementing mbo, start with yourself.  Have yourself in check before correcting others. Know what to do, how to do it & get it done. Self control is a tool for effectiveness.  Better self management of your time, establish prioritizes by putting first things first, such as the work & decisions that you can handle. Leverage the resources of others by delegating & outsourcing non-core functions to a Virtual Assistant.

    Management by objectives can be utilized in a business to help focus on goal planning, moving an organization forward & improving your business culture. It may not be so outdated as some like to think. Dealing with the complexities of business management is inevitable.

    Strive to do better than your current contribution, be able to adapt to change. build on opportunities to enhance your abilities and performance further.

    There are pros and cons to mbo as well as challenges and benefits.  Among some organizations it’s become a fad; they try it, drop it then move on to the next “big” thing. A performance improvement program can contribute to the overall business performance, which can help with mbo.

    To utilize mbo effectively, managers need to identify and set objectives both for themselves, their units, and their organizations. When writing business objectives; do it the S.M.A.R.T way:

    Specific – state exactly what is to be achieved.

    Measurable – what gets measured, gets done. An objective should be measurable; like being able to track what you’ve done so far to see if you’re moving in the right direction.

    Achievable – the objective should be realistic given the circumstances in which it is set and the resources available to the business.

    Relevant – objectives should be relevant to the people responsible for achieving them

    Time Bound – have realistic time-frames/ deadlines in mind and written.

    When you set a clear objective, you and/ or others are able to focus attention and energy on a concrete aim, anything from a small task to a career ambition. No matter how small or large the objective is, ensure that the decisions you make and the activities you undertake all support the achievement of your chosen goal.

    MBO programs should include commitment and participation in the process at all levels, from top management to the lowest position in the organization.~Clerical Business Solutions

     
  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 6:33 pm on June 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    No organization or project can succeed without beneficial support from behind the scenes. And that’s what administrative support is. It’sSSSS%20pic%20man%20with%20papers%20resized the teamwork from behind the scenes that helps you to maintain a strong internal structure. Without it, many projects would fail and many businesses couldn’t succeed or struggle to survive.

    With the proper administrative support by your side helps you to improve on your business or projects and helps you to branch out and offer many other services or pursue other interests.

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    • Traveller 6:19 pm on June 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you! Very interesting article. I will visit this site often.

  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 12:08 am on May 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    When Trouble Comes Knocking At Your Door 

    Once you get your business up and running, you may feel like you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the good times to come. Well getting a business started is a battle in itself. Just about every other month, day or week you’lltrouble_with_business_accounts_1 read about or see a business dealing with a crisis. Whether it’s a public relations crisis or serious equipment failures etc… At some point in your business you’ll have to deal with some sort of crisis.

    That’s when crisis management comes into play. Crisis management is an important part of managing a business. No business is immune to a crisis. A crisis may hit an organization in the shape of public relations, terrorist attack, industrial accidents, product recall, natural calamity,etc…. Crisis management is closely linked to public relations where a company’s image and pride are at stake.

    You’ve got to have a strategic plan ready, your game face on & be ready to tackle these issues. Having a game plan before hand will help you to see your way through. Just like having a business plan before starting a business, having a crisis management plan before a crisis hits, is the way to go.

    You always need a strategic plan for your business from start up throught daily management. How can you make it without a definitive strategy? Well not very long if you don’t have it together. How you manage your business on a daily basis, along with strategically preplanning for a crisis will determine if you will come out on top in the end.

    Have you ever thought about working with a strategic business management company? If not you should give it a go because a strategic business management company that has your best interest at heart can help you to navigate your way through the rough waters of business development through daily management.

     
  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 1:53 pm on April 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    Regain Your Passion For Business 

    Remember the good old days. Yeah, you know the ones, the days when you were first starting out in business and you were feeling great for even starting a business. You had that twinkle in your eye. Yeah, I know that starting out in business can be hectic but thrilling at the same time. As you travel down memory lane, you think of how great business will be once you get everything under control. Just imagine, you’ll have clients here, clients there, clients everywhere and gain business here, business there, business everywhere.

    That’s right you’ll be your own boss and things will be great ! Your business will be booming straight to the top ! You’ll be climbing the ladder of success. As you reminisce & have thoughts of your new business venture, your dreams, hopes & visions become a reality.

    STOP ! Now, Fast Forward To The Present.

    I hate to interrupt your little trip down memory lane but face it you’ve lost it, you know, you lost your passion for business. Where did it go ? It went somewhere between being excited about starting a business & you being stuck dealing with various administrative tasks that have to get done in order to keep your business in business. You are stuck doing things for your business that you hate instead of being out in the business market place, networking and growing your business.

    Don’t just leave your passion at the door bring it in with you. Where did you lose the passion for business, your get up & go ? Maybe just maybe you lost it when you decided that you could handle it all yourself. Instead of getting the help that you oh so desperately need, you try to do it all yourself. You may say I can handle it !                 Oh really, can you ?

    Stop the non-sense & face reality, there are going to be times in business when you’ll need help. That time is now and you know it.  As a business owner or professional don’t be afraid to look for & ask for help. Seek & ye shall find. So when you’re stuck doing the things that you hate, you tend to lose your passion for it all.

    I know that you want to get out and focus on other things that will help your business grow. But you can’t because you are stuck doing various, monotonous administrative tasks & trying to be Mr. or Mrs. “I Can Do It All, Myself”. 

    Change your way of thinking so you can bring back that good old feeling again. Bring back the passion that you once had for business. Find a new outlet for those tedious, monotonous tasks that you hate and relieve some stress. A wise outlet for those dreaded tasks is to outsource.

    Contact ME, so that you & I can help to put some passion back into your business. Outsource those tedious, monotonous tasks today ! Now you can be excited about what you do all over again. 

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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 3:24 pm on April 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    Watch Out For IRS Scams 

    There are many identity theft schemes that use the IRS name in order to get your personal information. They come to you through unsolicited phone calls, unsolicited emails from the IRS (Internal Revenue Service).  Be careful because you are not talking to the IRS like you may think that you are.

    There have been over 200 complaints about phishing schemes reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center since 2006. These phishing schemes falsely use the IRS name as bait. Now the scammers have new tricks up their sleeves. They use personalized email greetings, the promise of tax rebates, sometimes threats to get you to give up your personal information. Don’t fall for these tactics.

    Don’t give out your personal information to anyone that you have not contacted yourself. If they say that they are the IRS then call the IRS for yourself to verify their claims before you give out your information.

    Don’t fall for these IRS scams:

    Scam # 1. Tax Refund Emails

    The scammers will use the IRS name & logo in an email to fool you. Contact the IRS if you receive one of these emails to verify if the IRS really did send you the email. The IRS name & logo may look real but look closely at the footer on the bottom of the email it will have a copyright 2008, IRS U.S.A. That may look real but it usually is copied and pasted onto the email. Most scams come from overseas and have a lot of misspelled words, incorrect grammer etc…

    Also the subject line may have “Notice From the IRS” and have IRS in the domain name. Some emails will have a link in the email for you to click in order to claim your refund. Don’t click this link.  If you do it will take you to a fake IRS claim form for you to fill out with all of your personal information. They want your social security number or the numbers of your family members, credit card numbers, address and/ or your bank account information.

    That gives a wealth of information to criminals. The scammers will use it for identiy theft or sell it on the black market. Don’t get so curious to click the link in these emails because you just may download malware onto your computer which will hunt for your personal information. “Curiousoty killed the cat”

    The IRS will not use emails to tell you about your refunds or rebates. If you are expecting a refund or rebate check out the IRS, Where’s My Refund Tool to locate your refund.  Report fake emails & phishing scams to phishing@irs.gov .

    • IRS Tax Forms 1-800-892-3676
    • IRS 24Hour/ 7 days Tax Info, Refund Status 1-800-829-4477
    • IRS Tax Help Line (Individuals)1-800-829-1040,(Business)1-800-829-4933
    • IRS Refund Hotline 1-800-829-1954
    • IRS Tax Fraud Violations 1-800-829-0433
    • National Taypayer Advocate 1-877-777-4778
    • Tax Exempt Government Entities 1-877-829-5500 

    Scam # 2. Rebate Phone Calls

    For many years there have been fake phone callers who impersonate IRS employees. They tell you that you can get your rebate early for filing your taxes early. The scammers will ask for your bank account information and if you refuse then they will deny your refund. That’s a lie so don’t fall for it.  The scammers will use current events in American Government to fool you. They are using the recently passed rebate legislation by Congress as a con.

    If you get one of these phone calls just hang up the phone and call the IRS for yourself to check it out.  Your real notification of a rebate will come in a letter from the IRS not an email.  Checks will start coming out in May.  If you want your money direct deposited you must include it in your tax return.

    Scam # 3. Check Verification Phone Calls

    A fake IRS employee calls consumers telling them that the IRS mailed them a check that you haven’t cashed and ask for your bank account information. The IRS will never call you about not cashing a check. The IRS doesn’t mind if you don’t cash it right away. To see what’s happening to your rebate check out the IRS, Where’s My Refund Tool.

    Lesson To Learn :

    The IRS communicates with taxpayers through the U.S. Postal mail. To report fake scams, fake phone calls and emails to phishing@IRS.gov .

    Scam # 4. Audit Emails

    Audit emails is a new scam which will threaten you or scare you into giving up your personal information. They tell you that your refund will not be granted to you because your tax refund is being audited. It also includes a link to a fake form for you to fill out.

    These emails will greet you by your name. They get this information from social networking sites and hacked computers to target their emails.

    The IRS does not send out unsolicited emails or phone calls.

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    • 9/11 7:02 am on July 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.SirWinstonChurchillSir Winston Churchill, 1874-1965

    • 9/11 Truth 6:16 pm on July 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.TheodoreRooseveltTheodore Roosevelt

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