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Success in the Work World

Justin Walter 16. The Sixteenth Year Business Business:Category Business_And More Business_Productivity Business_Small Business Business_Solo Professionals iStock New Articles

My first “job” was in the 1960s as a part-time waitress in my hometown while I was in high school.  I earned one dollar an hour and thought I had it made!   Since then, I have worked in government, private and public organizations as well as building my own professional private practice. Throughout the decades I have learned from watching others and making mistakes.  Following are some tips that will help those in the workplace who are employees, partners or owners of businesses: You are the business – No matter what you do, you are the one who brings value...

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Working Harder Will Not Necessarily Grow Your Business

Dr. Linda Hancock Business Business:Category Business_Productivity iStock

Working harder does not necessarily mean that you will make more money or get better results! In fact, I know many people who work extremely long hours without good results and lose their health in the meantime. Sometimes people are duped into thinking that doing more will get results when what they really need to know is that doing things strategically is the key to success. Yes, we need to take action. No matter how wonderful our plan for success is, it will not bring the results that you want without action. You see, if you really want to experience...

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Constructing Efficient Systems - File Administration

Dr. Linda Hancock Business Business:Category Business_Productivity

One of the most important aspects of providing service is to ensure that proper and complete documentation is done. Besides promoting efficiency in your business and being able to trace the work you have done with and for the client, you may need to produce information at a later date for government audit, to resolve complaints or to measure progress. Each contact you have with the client, whether it is by telephone, email or in person, must be recorded with the date, name of the individuals involved, information shared and plan of action for the future. I have developed a...

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Constructing Efficient Systems - Task Checklist

Dr. Linda Hancock Business Business:Category Business_Productivity

Certain tasks need to be done on daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly schedules. When you have customized your list and operationalize it, you will find that you reach the end of the year and everything is done! Following is a listing of things that I do on a regular basis as part of my SUCCESS system. DAILY 1. Answer and return all telephone calls 2. See the clients who are booked for the day 3. Complete all the invoicing for that day 4. Enter the invoiced time and fees in the calendar where they were booked and print the...

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