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  • Simplifying Product Messaging
    June 15, 2017
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    In B2B technology, we tend to overcomplicate messaging – trying to get every use case and value statement into our product description. We can definitely learn from our B2C counterparts who favor sim...
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  • Transforming Businesses
    May 10, 2017
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    Many companies only look to transform themselves when things have gone wrong, often at a point when it is too late to pivot successfully.  This article illustrates the importance of thinking ahead and...
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  • Fighting Mediocrity in Your Organization
    May 3, 2017
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    Significant time is spent in organizational reviews talking about poor performers – those individuals that need to be put on a performance plan or others that have attitude issues.  Not nearly enough ...
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  • Ensuring that Issues Get Surfaced
    March 15, 2017
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    As companies become more and more virtual or teams work from different locations based on past M&A activity, many intracompany discussions are handled via conference call or video conference.  Thi...
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  • Interesting twist on a four day work week
    February 14, 2017
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    Studies have shown that companies that really believe strongly in innovation create dedicated room in employees’ schedules to allow for creative thought.  This article, which suggests that one day eac...
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  • Deploying Talent to Drive Optimal Results
    February 6, 2017
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    As CEOs, you are always thinking about the optimal way to deploy top talent, however, there are a couple of different schools of thought on how best to do that.  Do you take top performers and spread ...
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  • Leading in a world of information breaches and leaks
    December 5, 2016
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    Information security is a major concern for both management and boards.  Many companies are revamping security policies, technology and training to reduce risk of breaches and leaks.  And, prospective...
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  • Small Companies Can Get "A" Players Too
    August 10, 2016
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    Gone are the days when people aspire to work for IBM, GE and Coca Cola.  According to a recent LinkedIn survey, the majority of people want to work for a start-up or small business – and not just in S...
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  • The Imposter Syndrome...and More
    July 11, 2016
    Best Practices & Insights
    This recent blog post by Andy Molinsky is really interesting on many levels.  First, I think it will resonate with those of you who have at various times in your careers fallen victim to the “imposter...
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  • How Flat Can You Go?
    May 3, 2016
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    The days of a “command and control” highly hierarchical organization seem to be behind us.  However, many companies are grappling with the question, “how flat of an organization is too flat?”  The not...
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  • Are Millennials Really That Different?
    April 19, 2016
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    We have been hearing for years now how different the millennial workforce is than those that came before it.  As a result, we’ve spent significant time and money trying to retrofit organizations to ap...
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  • Eliminating the Disconnect Between Strategy and Executi...
    March 30, 2016
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    Leadership teams and boards alike are often frustrated when important decisions are made yet fail to get traction when it comes to executing them throughout the organization. So how can we as leaders ...
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