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5 Ways to Improve Your Social Skills

In his book, 151 Quick Ideas to Improve Your People Skills, Robert Dittmer shares tips and insights into building better business and personal relationships. Here is a sampling of five of Dittmer's ideas.

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The 4 Viewpoints of the Balanced Scorecard

The standard objective of corporate executives is that they should work to increase shareholder value. However, according to Robert Kaplan, author of The Balanced Scorecard and other related books, many organizations are monitoring and rewarding only financial measures, without linking other performance measurements to their business strategies.

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6 Key Aspects of Management

In his book, How to Manage People, Michael Armstrong details six key aspects that are involved in management. These aspects are

  • exercising authority
  • making things happen
  • prioritizing
  • exercising control
  • problem-solving
  • decisiveness

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How to Get a Good Estimate With Only a Few Samples

Sometimes, it can be difficult to measure samples in order to find an average value. For example, it might be too costly, or perhaps they are simply scarce or hard to reach. However, as long as you are willing to accept some risk that the result will be wrong, then, as Douglas Hubbard describes in his book, How To Measure Anything: Finding The Value of Intangibles in Business, a method exists.

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