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5 Key Questions to Jumpstart Strategic Planning

The fourth quarter is here, fall is in the air, and in the business world, it’s time to jumpstart strategic planning for the new year. Do not permit yourself to be lulled into complacency. Yes, the weather is still balmy at times, and yes, the trees still hold some fall color. But year end is […]

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How to Build Your Strategic Network

A strategic network is a powerful tool to boost your career and ignite business growth. Professional colleagues, working together, can create synergies and opportunities far beyond the capabilities of any one individual. Power partners can make introductions, open doors, lend expertise and offer critical insights. Business is a team sport. No one can be an expert […]

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change management

Change Management – Don’t Get Blown Out of the Water!

Change Management: Danger Ahead Change management is like sailing into a minefield. One wrong turn can take a simple project and transform it into a bloodied mess. You’re progressing on schedule and on plan, only to be blindsided by something that throws you into damage control. A critical component has been discontinued. Contractors find asbestos […]

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Business Expansion: Critical Questions for Success

When is the right time to implement a business expansion? When do you pull the trigger and invest in staff, or facilities, or other resources? How do you take the next step from where you are to where you want to be? Growth is wonderful. You’ve achieved success in serving your market and avoided major […]

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Four Fatal Flaws Which Destroy a Booming Business

What fatal flaw is waiting in the wings, ready to destroy your booming business? And what can you do to stop it? You can have an amazing business, with increasing sales and activity. But just as one weak spot can explode an expanding balloon, one weakness in a booming business can blow up everything. How […]

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Business Strategies from Pokemon Go!

  What business strategies can possibly be gained from Pokemon Go? Just because it’s the hottest craze to hit cyber-civilization, why should the established and sometimes dull business community look to this new fad for insights? First, Pokemon Go is successful – spectacularly so. And every business, except possibly for the partners in “The Producers,” […]

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competitive edge

The Competitive Advantage: 5 Tips to Gain the Edge

Business today is in flux and transition, offering great opportunities for smart organizations and business leaders to gain a competitive advantage. The economic downturn, layoffs and forced restructurings have driven many businesses into survival mode. They are scrambling to hold things together, focusing on immediate needs and urgencies. Vision, long term planning and strategic positioning […]

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Networking

3 Top Tips: Maximize Your Networking ROI

    Be a Networking Power Player Are you maximizing your networking ROI? Are you getting the best return on investment for the time, effort and money spent in making contacts? Consider the following tips.   Ask, listen, and then talk. Networking is building connections. Look for commonalities you share with people you meet. You […]

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Great Mission, Great Ideas, No Bandwidth?

Does your not-for-profit organization suffer from “great mission, great ideas, but no bandwidth?” Your board of directors is dynamic, engaged and committed. There is enthusiasm and a million ideas set to launch. Great. But who is going to do the work? Implementation requires manpower. Someone must do the work to bring the idea to reality. […]

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Create a Transformative Business Now!

What does it t to take to create a transformative business? What does it take to not only survive, but reach beyond and thrive? Envision a pyramid. The great Egyptian pyramids, for example, have withstood the millennia. Their structure is simple, elegant and substantive. Consider the pyramid as a model for building a transformative business. […]

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