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Executive Summaries: The Least Understood Part of Proposals

Executive Summaries: The Least Understood Part of Proposals

Strategy

Perhaps it’s the name that confuses us—Executive Summary. We hone in on the word summary, when the real focus should be on the word executive. Personally, I prefer the term... read more

Silos Impede Innovation – So Break Them

Silos Impede Innovation – So Break Them

Strategy

Within larger organisations one of the biggest obstacles to innovation is poor internal communication. A ‘silo’ mentality develops so that departments guard information and ideas rather than share them. People... read more

Set Yourself Goals in these Six Areas

Set Yourself Goals in these Six Areas

Strategy

Do you write your goals on paper? Many people set themselves no goals at all. Others have a few vague goals in their minds. All the evidence shows that people... read more

Nice Vs. Memorable Events

Nice Vs. Memorable Events

Strategy

If you are in business, do you ever cringe when you receive “Another” invitation to attend another event? But do you end up going for “Business” and to try to... read more

How Retailers Can Have Their Cake and Eat It

How Retailers Can Have Their Cake and Eat It

Strategy

It’s already been an interesting time in the office for bakery giant, Greggs recently. Despite being the victim of an unfortunate logo image hijack, the company’s response on social media... read more

Strategies to Being Assertive Without Being Aggressive

Strategies to Being Assertive Without Being Aggressive

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Assertiveness is an important skill that can make your life much more enjoyable. But, unfortunately, it is also vastly misconstrued. Sometimes it can difficult to be assertive, or make your... read more

The Glorious Unfolding: Taking a Lesson From Our Younger Selves

The Glorious Unfolding: Taking a Lesson From Our Younger Selves

Strategy

I recently had an experience that shook me up a bit. Maybe it will shake you too. A Wall Street Journal column by Sue Shellenbarger got me thinking about how... read more

What We Can Learn From The ER!

What We Can Learn From The ER!

Strategy

If you’ve ever had the misfortune to be taken to an Emergency Room, you know the concept of Triage. In triage, they aren’t trying to determine what caused your heart... read more

10 Business Lessons From Shark Tank

10 Business Lessons From Shark Tank

Strategy

Now in its fifth season, viewers seemingly can’t get enough of ABC’s Shark Tank. It’s half drama, half business lesson and provides a taste of the fast pace, do-or-die entrepreneurial... read more

The “Top Project Managers” – Biggest Obstacles

The “Top Project Managers” – Biggest Obstacles

Strategy

For the second post in this series, I talk to the project managers who made up the “Top 14 Project Managers to Follow on Twitter” List about what have been... read more

action registers

Project Management: What Are Action Registers and Why Are They Important?

Strategy

When managing projects, you normally begin with the agreements, visions and plans. You set to achieve your goals within budget and schedule, goals that are easy to write on paper... read more

Are You Reaching Executive-Level Decision Makers

Are You Reaching Executive-Level Decision Makers

Strategy

When building your lead generation system, remember that the early bird gets the worm…and the first salesperson involved in the executive’s decision-making process likely gets the sale. It’s all about... read more

How to Become a WFH Management Guru

How to Become a WFH Management Guru

Strategy

With new technologies hitting the market, it’s becoming easier for employers to allow for a more flexible work-from-anywhere policy. While this new found freedom is great for employees and even... read more

How To Have An Attitude Of Gratitude And Change Your Life

How To Have An Attitude Of Gratitude And Change Your Life

Strategy

Do you have an attitude of gratitude about your life? Ever think about what you’re thankful for in your life? Yes? No? Sometimes? Never? I do! Every morning I pick... read more

Gamification – Get Your Contact Centre Game On

Gamification – Get Your Contact Centre Game On

Strategy

Customer relationship management is important for any contact centre to deliver the best customer experience possible. However multi-channel online customer service is increasingly allowing customers to resolve common queries themselves,... read more