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What is (not) a meeting

Meetings: you can’t live with them, you can’t live without them, and you can barely live through most of them.  It saddens me that meetings have such a bad reputation these days, because they should be one of your most effective business tools. But meetings have been abused and overused for so long.  There has…

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

“Decision Making”, “Problem Solving”, “Innovation” … We all hear these words in our business every day. But what does it all mean? And how do they fit together? These are all about answering the question: “what should we do next”.  And the title to this post is no accident: when it comes to decisions in…

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When People Are The Problem

When I write about your team and employees, I talk about them as one of your greatest assets, and I focus on how to set them up for success. But that is not always how it goes, and I recently had a question from a concerned client asking what to do when an employee just,…

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Make Change Easy

I was once talking to a friend who worked in a major investment bank and I mentioned that I had just had a lunch meeting with their Head of Change Management. She thought for a second, and then shook her head and said “we don’t have that position”. (To this day I don’t know why…

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Business Values: Management Starts Before You Hire

It is the eternal dilemma of the manager or business owner: how to manage people with inspiration, leadership, and motivation, still maintaining a results-driven approach? Of course you want to nurture your team, let people develop their strengths, create a job they will enjoy, and more. But not to the detriment of meeting targets. How…

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Halt & Catch Fire – Lesson

Specifically: the first season of the show Halt & Catch Fire. Spoiler Warning: I do not mention any story or plot specifics below, but in discussing the themes a certain amount of the first season is revealed. This first season of the show is about the early development of computers, it’s about disruption in a…

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Instinct or Impulse?

Who do you trust when making quick decisions? Is your instinct always reliable? As a matter of fact, we think it is.  The difficulty comes in determining if what you are following is your instinct, or actually your impulse. Is your decision based on your gut, or based on your gluttony? How do you tell…

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Inside Your Comfort Zone

Have respect for the comfort zone. Last week I wrote about working outside your comfort zone – addressing the instruction we are given every day by friends, gurus, and social media memes. You will note that my suggestion is to always take a step outside this defined “comfort zone”. In other words: you’re not leaving…

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Outside Your Comfort Zone

This expression risks going the way of Thinking Outside The Box: a bit of sound advice whose overuse has made it virtually meaningless.  But it really is sound advice, so let’s take a moment for a closer look at how understanding the limits of your comfort zone – and then moving beyond them – will…

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My Udemy Courses

That’s right: I also have several online courses available for purchase on the Udemy platform. See below for a description of the current selection, and subscribe to my newsletter to be alerted when I add new courses. Effective Decision Making in Business How to Be a Successful Freelance Consultant Master your Meetings See all my…

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