Jim Miley

Manage Each According To Their Gifts

By Jim Miley / August 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.  If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body. 1 Cor 12: 18-19 Your Employees Are Unique We all seem to agree that people are […]

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Making the Best of Difficult Situations and Hard Conversations: Biblical Wisdom

By Jim Miley / June 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

Four hours is common, eight fairly often or maybe an occasional forty-eight hours if you’re really livin’ right and lucky.  That is the typical break-time between difficult situations and hard conversations when you manage a business.  I’ve found it interesting that what qualifies as a difficult situation or hard conversation is very dynamic; meaning that […]

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A Parable, A Story and Your Business Brand

By Jim Miley / May 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Sometimes you stumble into a theme in life where the common thread between events is incredibly obvious.  It took a few days to unfold for me last week but each of a trio of experiences jumped out with clear connection to the subsequent events that brought the theme into focus.     A Parable During regular […]

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Three Steps To Show Your Employees You Care

By Jim Miley / May 2, 2019 / 2 Comments

Everyone says they care about their employees.  It’s great that the accepted norm amongst business leaders is to recognize the value of people and desire a positive work environment for the team.  We’ve all said it in some form, “our employees are our most valuable assets” or “our greatest strength is our people.” Smart business […]

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Do You Manage Sales Strategy or Sales Activity?

By Jim Miley / March 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

As we head into the first turn of 2019 and our first quarter results transition to second quarter objectives, let’s talk sales.  Healthy sales growth just makes a lot of things better.  When sales are booming, you can steam roll other issues with the brute strength of cash making strong sales performance is a great […]

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Faith and Business: Who Are You?

By Jim Miley / February 14, 2019 / 2 Comments

I and many of my friends and clients, struggle with compartmentalizing our lives.  Different sections or worlds where we all exist simultaneously yet apart. “Struggle” seems to fit because it’s hard to keep our various worlds from colliding.   We’ve got our work life, our family life, our social life, our faith life and often […]

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The New Year: Moving from Planning To Execution

By Jim Miley / January 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

I love this season.  Yes, Christmas and the New Year make for great holidays with my birthday nestled just prior; but, this is a business post.  I’m talking about the transition from planning season to execution of energized plans.  We have found our investments in business planning to pay large dividends.  Increased sales, improved margins, […]

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3 Key Elements For Tenacious Business Planning

By Jim Miley / November 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

Our client planning cycle seems like it has stretched a little this year.  It might just be me, but I feel like we’re working plans a little deeper and farther than in years past.  It’s good.  Sales growth, operational improvements, capacity expansion, developing teams…. All good for the business, the employees and the owners. I […]

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