Should We Give Away What Meets our Needs in Order to Meet our Needs?

Each of us is driven to satisfy our needs. But what happens when someone else has a need and  we have to ignore it to get our own needs met? In families and in society at large there is perceived competition for need satisfaction. There is also another level to this competition – satisfaction of…

If you are as busy as a bee, are you as smart as one? 

There are three ways to make profit: gross margin, expense control and productivity. I’ll bet your CFO has the first two all sewed up. And the third one? I’ll bet again that he or she can’t give you a straight answer on how to raise it. That is because they are better at things like numbers, inventory, assets, than intangible things…

A Lesson Through Character and Charity

In an article by Jason Godin, associate editor of Fathers for Good, an initiative for Men by the Knights of Columbus, Godin talks about Oscar winning actor, Henry Fonda: The 1968 film “Yours, Mine and Ours,” stars Henry Fonda as Frank Beardsley, a U.S. naval officer and widower with 10 children who marries another widower…

Would Jesus Hire You for a Management Job?

Douglas McGregor published a book in 1960, now a classic, titled The Human Side of Enterprise. In it he identified two different beliefs we all have about human behavior to some degree: X – The belief that people dislike work and must be forced to perform Y – The belief that people enjoy learning and…

Columbiettes: We Are Truly Blessed

It was so inspirational attending all the beautiful Masses, Missions, Father Pat, Fish Fry Dinners during Lenten Season, Palm Sunday, Holy Week Masses,  Lord’s Supper Holy Thursday, Good Friday Stations of the Cross, Penance Service, Holy Saturday and EASTER!!!!!!  We are all truly Blessed! These are our upcoming events: – Sat., April 11th, Chapter Meeting/training…

How Profitable is Your Business?

If you own or manage a business you know how important it is to have a healthy profit margin on your product or service. It is also important to control expenses. A well-managed business only nets about 7% of revenues as profit. Higher operating or material costs quickly erode the 7% to zero or into…