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Reason and Feelings: The Business Decision Code

Reason and Feelings: The Business Decision Code

Yes, force can be measured, but in the words of Obi Wan, “You have to feel it first, Luke”. Business owners frequently concede to instinct. They say, “I listen to what my gut tells me”, as though the gut is neither the head (reason) nor the...
Online Strategy: The Purpose Driven Mission

Online Strategy: The Purpose Driven Mission

Just so you know: There are a number of trusted 3rd party products and services we advocate. The posts here may include affiliate links! If you buy something through one of those links, you won’t pay a penny more, but we will receive a small commission. It helps...
Collaborate: A Competitor in an Ally’s Clothing

Collaborate: A Competitor in an Ally’s Clothing

We’ve all dealt with erstwhile collaborators – those industry associates who want to work together to build a more vibrant community. Sometimes it works when you build synergies that actually bring mutual benefit. These usually end in mergers, acquisitions,...
Managing Change: Whose Role is it Anyway?

Managing Change: Whose Role is it Anyway?

Change is difficult. Managing change is even harder. It’s the age-old “getting out of your comfort zone” challenge where the frontline workers need to be inspired before buying into the plan. But even the promoters of change do not know for certain...
First Responsibility: Know Your Objectives

First Responsibility: Know Your Objectives

We are duty bound to measure, analyze and adapt if we are to hit our objectives. Business in the era of Big Data means there is a vastness of real time information to influence our adaptive responsibilities. Our first responsibility is to know what our objectives are....
Objective Reality: The Strategic Silver Bullet

Objective Reality: The Strategic Silver Bullet

Objectives aren’t always clear. That’s the objective reality. If they’re not firmly tethered to reason and commitment, they’ll start shape shifting before you know it. And it’s important that even those that are firmly tethered reflect the strategy in place to support...