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Affluent Investor | June 27, 2017

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How to Quickly and Effectively Change Your Business… Overnight

Business Management

Imagine your business is producing significantly more sales at better margins, with happier customers.

Many business owners struggle to change their businesses… for the better, of course. But there really is only one thing necessary to bring about radical change in a business.

It’s called management. But management towards a goal and objective. You cannot effectively manage unless there are goals — targets.

In other words, you might already have management in your business, but still you feel the need to change things up.

To do that, simply change the target. That’s it.  Simple. Change the goal.

But… if you change the goal upward, you must also change the activities that are necessary to achieve that new goal.

In other words, you have to manage. No wishful thinking allowed here. Anyone can do that. Not everyone can manage to a pre-determined outcome.

Occasionally it helps to ask yourself a question or two. Such as, “What’s the difference between an Impala and a Camry?” Or, “What’s the difference between Ford and Nissan?”

The answer is management. It is the various management decisions within the parent companies that bring the different products to market.

And that’s what separates you from your competition and the buying public. Management.

So if you are really serious about change in your business, set a new target upwards and get everyone on board with doing what is necessary to achieve that new goal.

And remember… if you cannot get your staff to “buy in” to the changed goals, then don’t be surprised if they do not come to fruition.

Ian Hodge is an accomplished musician and music teacher, an executive manager and a management consultant to business owners.

Dr. Hodge began his working career as a professional musician. His interest in Christian economic theory, however, led to a move into the investment industry, where he made his way to the ranks of executive management. His first position as a CEO outside of his own company was a turnaround situation, and he found this was “his” place in the business world. For the past 16 years has been a business consultant to help turn around struggling businesses. He has clients in USA, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

He actively uses his consulting skills to help train church pastors, elders and deacons in leadership and church growth practices.

As a musician, he worked with several singers around Australia and the South Pacific as their accompanist and music director.

A current project is the development of SonCross Academy, an online school that starts with the Bible, providing lessons in music theory and piano, economics, business, history, philosophy and theology for ages 8+. www.soncrossacademy.org.
 
Ian Hodge received his Ph.D. degree from Whitefield Seminary in “Christian Intellectual Thought – Economics”. He has written over 500 articles on topics such as business management, economics, education, law, finance, health, philosophy, politics, theology, and music as he explores the application of a biblical world view. He runs his own blog at www.biblicallandmarks.com.
 
He is the author of:
 
· Why Would Anyone In Their Right Mind Believe the Bible? An introduction to the Christian Faith.
· Baptized Inflation: A Critique of “Christian” Keynesianism.
· Is This The End of Religious Liberty? The Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief.
· Making Sense of Your Dollars: A Biblical View of Wealth.
· How To Be Diabetes Free . . . For Life. An analysis of the biology of diabetes, and how this disease can be prevented and even halted.
· Ian Hodge’s Read, Write & Play Music, a self-teaching program that instructs young students on how to write (compose) music.
· Powerhouse Piano, online video and live lessons in classical piano.
· Publisher, editor, William the Baptist. A classic in Christian literature, reissued with an introduction by Dr. Hodge.
 
In his spare time, Ian can be found actively debating atheists on his city streets and elsewhere (anywhere) whenever the opportunity arises.

 

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