Posts by Rebecca

Consultant Corner – How to Use Failure

Failure is not the goal. Failure is part of the process. Here’s what we can do about that. 0.58 Failure is not the goal. 2.39 How failure helps4.48 Can we use successes too? My online Courses:How to Start a Business as a Freelance Consultant : http://bit.ly/udemyBC Effective Decision Making in Business: http://bit.ly/udemyDM Master Your Meetings:…

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Change Something Today

Last January I talked about new year’s habits as an option to new year’s resolutions: New year’s resolutions are list items we can start to forget by about mid-February. New year’s goals are targets we can miss and return to for the first six months of the year. New year’s habits, however, are a structured…

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Consultant Corner – New Whenever Habits

It’s the 21st century new year resolution: the New Whenever Habit! 0.49 The Whenever Part 2.41 Goals and Habits My online Courses:How to Start a Business as a Freelance Consultant : http://bit.ly/udemyBC Effective Decision Making in Business: http://bit.ly/udemyDM Master Your Meetings: http://bit.ly/udemyMM

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Decision Making Options – Reader Comment

Last month I shared a Reading Room post about Decision Making; it was a series of links to popular methodologies for making decisions. A reader question requested some more information on these methods in action. Ryan Williams is the president of Websuasion, an app development company, and he asked: Thanks for this breakdown, Rebecca. Our…

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Consultant Corner – How to make You matter

Your clients don’t need you. They need a service. How do you make YOU part of what they need? 0.28 Why YOU matter1.28 Why you2.52 How you4.25 You and whom6.00 Are you promoting yourself? Or the competition? My online Courses:How to Start a Business as a Freelance Consultant : http://bit.ly/udemyBC Effective Decision Making in Business: http://bit.ly/udemyDM

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Jinfo Article – Balancing agile development with a waterfall strategy

Subscription Required Do you manage new initiatives as one large project that is planned, executed and then tested at the outcome? Or as a series of multiple mini-projects with shorter milestones and continuous re-design? Is there are right way and a wrong way? This is the subject I tackle in my latest Jinfo article, written…

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Management versus Leadership

There is plenty of talk about management versus leadership, often pitting the two in opposition to one another. Generally the contrast is based on a leader being focused on inspiration, and a manager being focused on activities. I agree with these assessments, but I also believe both are necessary in a well-run company. Leaders and…

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Consultant Corner – Practice does not make perfect

Practice does not automatically mean improvement. How can you ensure your learning and skills are always growing? 1.22 Know the goal 3.05 Use systems 4.02 Get Feedback My online Courses: How to Start a Business as a Freelance Consultant : http://bit.ly/udemyBC Effective Decision Making in Business: http://bit.ly/udemyDM

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Be The Best Option

People have options in life. Whenever you buy a product or service, you choose what to buy, based on the issue you want resolved. Your clients are the same, they have choices. You may know that you are the best and obvious choice for them, but here’s the problem: all of your competitors know that…

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Startup vs. Small Business

This differentiation has come up several times recently, and it is worth highlighting they key difference between a Startup, and an actual Small Business. Startups are about acceleration. The priority is rapid growth in terms of market share, recognition, and customer loyalty, before your competition really know what is happening. These factors are more important…

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