Getting Oriented About Interviewing

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As a senior executive or even the owner of a business it may not occur to you to look at your company from the perspective of a prospective new job applicant.  You might perceive that you are far too busy for that, or that it is not you or the company that needs to impress […] [Read More]
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Who Would Have Thunk It?

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Just a decade ago, we thought we were fairly progressive and self-congratulatory about our technology, position in the global economy, and strength of our educational system. Now, ten years later, and all of those are being called into question and reviewed for opportunities to catch up to other countries. In just that short of time, […] [Read More]
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Cost vs. Investment

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By virtue of being a consultant to business, I am often put into a category by existing clients, prospects, and business associates that I would rather not be a part of – annoyance. While I fervently believe I have value to offer, and work hard to always refine the benefits of what I offer; there […] [Read More]
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Nemo’s Reminder

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The last few days have been spent shoveling, plowing, scraping, sanding, and generally trying to undo the damage and inconvenience that a blizzard can cause. It likely is not top of mind for most of us to even try to think of what lessons we can take from this debilitating situation. However, there are very […] [Read More]
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Training’s Tension

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For any business to succeed, employees must remain current on industry trends, new products, customer wants and needs, technological advances, internal policy changes, etc. In fact, nearly every employer or business executive will claim that their employees are their biggest asset. And yet, training is often one of the first things cut from budgets and […] [Read More]
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Innovation’s Foundation

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At the core of every business’s strategy is uncovering the best ways to meet and anticipate their customer or shopper jobs or capabilities and integrate their products and services into that future vision.  Of course, to develop the strategy requires being able to look into the future and identify what current requirements will still be […] [Read More]
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Fear is not Your Friend

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Since our earliest days walking the earth, the human condition is such that we all have an innate response to a situation we deem to be fearful. In years gone by; that might have meant the difference in one person’s versus another’s ability to co-exist or at least evade a wild animal intent on snacking […] [Read More]
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Planning, Failing, and Failing to Plan

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Of all the business truisms that one will encounter, none is perhaps more likely to resonate with executives, strategic planners, consultants, and managers than failing to plan is the equivalent of planning to fail. Without a plan in place, it is almost a guarantee that no future outcome will have any degree of likelihood of being achieved. […] [Read More]
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