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Lean Management: 3 Things Your Business Can Learn from Toyota

Books, papers, and essays have been written about the way Toyota handles its manufacturing processes. The practices have long been admired as a model for other companies to follow. Called the Toyota Production System, it is one of the success stories about the lean manufacturing process. Lean manufacturing simply aims to minimize waste as much as possible because in this industry, and other manufacturing-related industries, it is very easy to accumulate it. When mistakes are made, waste can buil...

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3 Tips to Make You More Successful as a Business Leader

Once you've made it to the position of a business leader, you might feel like you've reached the plateau in your professional career, especially if you have recently been promoted to CEO role.   So, what comes next?    Whatever your next career goal is, becoming a leader that inspires and motivates everyone around will definitely help you to achieve it. Each organization has its own culture and dynamics and there is no one size that fits them all. Most likely,...

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4 Tips for More Efficient Job Search in 2019

Searching for a job is a time-consuming exercise. Many candidates try to simplify it by submitting their resume to every open job out there without reading carefully the job description and adjusting their resume accordingly. As you can guess, the job search is not a ''numbers game'' and this approach is very unlikely to result in interviews and job offers. So what is the right approach if you want to land a well-paying job that also has great career growth potential?  ...

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3 Reasons to Encourage Employee Development

A job can pay well and have a positive environment but still be unsatisfying for the employee. A likely culprit is the apparent lack of growth opportunities. If an employee feels like s/he is stuck in a rut, their performance may start to decline. You need to have everyone on the top of the game at all times, and employee development is one of the best ways to do that. These are three reasons why you need to emphasize employee development.   Improved Job Satisfacti...

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Starting a New Business? 3 Tips for Staying Organized

If you're getting a business off the ground, there are all sorts of responsibilities you need to fulfill from finding a location to getting the necessary permits. This is a lot to handle, and the best way to deal with it is by being organized. To make sure you have all your ducks in a row before you open your doors, follow these tips.   Batching   All of your various duties can become a lot to keep track of. A good productivity hack is realizing how similar many of them...