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Why Thought Leadership Means More than Just Thinking

Why Thought Leadership Means More than Just Thinking

October 18, 2020

Are you someone who leads by sharing your best ideas with a defined audience? As a “thought leader” you may have noticed that technology has made certain tasks easier, but the overall challenge has become formidable.

How to Convert Your In-Person Conference to an Online Summit

How to Convert Your In-Person Conference to an Online Summit

October 5, 2020

Is your organization accustomed to holding real-life gatherings for scores or hundreds of its followers, shareholders, customers or members? If so, what should it do in these pandemic times? Are large-scale, virtual events as simple as they seem?

Listening During a Negotiation

Listening During a Negotiation

September 20, 2020

The task of negotiating with other people is part and parcel of business-life. However, many hate having to do so, and a large percentage do so ineffectively. One cause is that most focus on the quality of their speaking, fixating on what they need to say. By contrast, masterful negotiators take a different approach: deep listening.

 

The Easiest Way to Start Your Digital Transformation

The Easiest Way to Start Your Digital Transformation

July 23, 2020

 

What’s an easy step to begin your company’s digital transformation? This may sound simplistic: Start by collecting your customers’ contact information.

Why is this a powerful place to begin?

 

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The Shock of Low Standards

The Shock of Low Standards

July 18, 2020

There are a few moments in your employees’ careers when they go into a shock. However, it’s not because too much is demanded of them...in fact, it’s the very opposite.

Stop Mailing In Your Participation

Stop Mailing In Your Participation

June 28, 2020

Have you ever been part of a project or organization in which a colleague is giving only a minimal effort? This behaviour, which some call “mailing it in”, may be killing your team’s success.

Why is Email the Hardest Thing You Must Do Each Day?

Why is Email the Hardest Thing You Must Do Each Day?

June 25, 2020

What makes email the number one hated activity in corporate life? It may have little to do with the nuisance it has become, and everything to do with incomplete decisions we need to make daily.

Should Your Board Interfere with Company Strategy?

Should Your Board Interfere with Company Strategy?

May 31, 2020
There’s a whole school of thought which states that boards should leave strategic thinking to executives. Instead, board members should only provide oversight. Does this point of view have merit?
 
The COVID pandemic has thrown companies’ strategies in disarray, whether they are NGO’s, public or private sector organizations. Suddenly, reliable bedrock beliefs have been suspended as evidence pours in that a new normal is being born.
 
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What are your executive team’s new post-COVID assumptions?

What are your executive team’s new post-COVID assumptions?

May 17, 2020
Is your company being undermined by obsolete assumptions held by some of your leaders? To move forward, they must be challenged.
 
In our work to develop clients’ breakthrough strategies, we try to highlight such hidden assumptions. These are often unspoken, clashing ideas which undermine the corporate strategy. When the plan needs revision, the team should uncover and sort out these differences to act as one.
Crisis Favors the Digitally Bold CEO

Crisis Favors the Digitally Bold CEO

May 8, 2020
Why are top executives getting frustrated at their teams during COVID-19? One reason: it’s obvious to them that the company needs to become a digital operation. They may also be very demanding but don’t blame them: they alone can see a joined-up world beyond the pandemic that most subordinates can’t.

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