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Articles by Dr. M Marie Sanders

Dr. M Marie Sanders

Dr. M Marie Sanders

USA

Ms. Sanders holds an MBA and a Doctorate and has 30+ years of business experience in privately held businesses and non-profit organizations. She was a professor for the University of Central Oklahoma teaching undergraduate and MBA classes in the college of business (Leadership and Human Resource Management) and holds real estate broker licenses in two U.S. states.

 

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Adopting a Thrivalist Mentality

by Dr. M Marie Sanders

In an economy such as the US is experiencing today, it is common for many businesses to fail. Why? There are too many businesses (some that were "birthed" during the high economic times when demand exceeded supply and others that have been around for a long time). It's simple economics.

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Meeting Seating Can Affect the Outcome of Your Meeting

by Dr. M Marie Sanders

Have you ever paid attention to where people decide to sit in your meeting room? Seating arrangements are usually left up to chance, but where meeting participants sit can actually influence overall meeting effectiveness.

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Is "Workforce Empowerment" an Outdated Idea?

by Dr. M Marie Sanders

Is the "Empowered Workforce" an outdated idea? NO! Now more than ever, possessing the knowledge, skills and courage to fully engage your workforce will make the difference in your company/organization's ability to weather the economic storm that rages. The level at which you engage and empower your workforce will largely determine if you will fail, survive or thrive in the days to come.

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Workforce Empowerment

by Dr. M Marie Sanders

People experience feelings of ownership in empowered organizations. This ensures that they will do everything they possibly can to create success. Not only are their egos invested in the organization, but their abilities as well. In the end, the result is victory for the person and the organization. Where is your organization today?

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Vision, Mission and Strategy

by Dr. M Marie Sanders

The Human Resource function has undergone tremendous change over the past 20+ years. Recently, organizations have begun to consider HR managers key players in developing and executing organizational strategy. In order for HR mangers to fulfill their role, they must understand the mission, vision and strategic plan of the company.

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To Train or Not to Train...

by Dr. M Marie Sanders, Ms Jerri L. Hargis, PHR

Having high-potential employees does not guarantee that they will succeed. In order to provide new employees or current employees with the skills they need to perform their jobs, an employer must provide training. Training provides your employees with the tools they need to do what you want them to do; how you want them to do it.

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Personal Finance 101

by Dr. M Marie Sanders

Money, money, money ... people everywhere are talking about money. Regardless of where you live, money (its availability and use) affects your quality of life. Too bad the "money tree" simply doesn't exist. For most people, the amount of money you have to spend (today and tomorrow) depends largely on you. Why not manage your finances so that you get full satisfaction from each available dollar?

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Foundation for Financial Decision Making: Maximization of Shareholder Wealth

by Dr. M Marie Sanders

To understand financial decision making, we first need to understand the goal of financial management. Profit maximization is probably the most commonly cited business goal. However this is, at best, an ambiguous objective. Alfred P. Sloan, long time President and Chairman of General Motors is quoted as saying, "General Motors is not in the business of making automobiles. General Motors is in the business of making money."

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Talent's Revolving Door

by Dr. M Marie Sanders

High turnover can be devastating to the bottom line of any organization. Yet, despite our best efforts, often our most valuable employees leave. How can we do a better job of retaining valuable employees?

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Calculating the High Cost of Employee Turn-over

by Dr. M Marie Sanders

There are two ways to increase the "bottom line" profit of an organization: Increase the income and or decrease the cost of doing business. The latter may be easier to achieve than the former ... without sacrificing product or service quality. Consider the high cost of losing talented workers.

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