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5 Business Strategy Questions Every Effective Leader Should Follow

By Freek Vermeulen If you can’t find time to think, it probably means that you haven’t organized your firm, unit, or team very well, and you are busy putting out little fires all the time. It also means that you are

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Posted in Decision Making, Leadership, Organizational Development, Strategy

Why The Focus of Flow Can Improve Productivity

Image credit: lupita_88 | In Fast Company Magazine the example of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi brilliant book on flow or transcendental focus without focusing applied. Focus then, becomes a method if you will of building employee engagement and productivity. Work without work.

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Posted in Change Management, Marketing, Strategy

Leadership Now: Why Tom Peters and Jim Collins Got It Wrong

By Jim Woods @leadersmatter Think about it. Almost everything we hear about leadership with the exception of a few stories hasn’t changed in 40 years. Even the successful companies noted in popular books such as Tom Peters “In Search of

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Posted in Competitive Advantage, Competitiveness

Innovation Is Not A Panacea: Why Nokia Failed and Why It Will Happen To You Too!

I remember my first consulting assignment with a Fortune 500 firm where the sales manager went around the room asking for each sales person sales forecasts for the month. After carefully writing all on the board he whispered to me,

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Posted in Innovation

Creating Breakthrough #Innovation In Seven Simple Steps

There is much to be said for simplicity in the pursuit of innovation. In the case for small businesses with limited budgets who hesitate to innovate due to R&D, leaders are often faced with three critical decisions: what to follow

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Posted in Innovation, Leadership