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Teach Strategic Thinking with These 3 Simple Questions

When the Big Strategic Idea someone pitches you is blatantly boneheaded and un-strategic, you might remind yourself that strategic thinkers are made, not born. If this person is your friend or subordinate, then maybe it’s your job to help them learn the skill called “strategic thinking.” These three simple questions will get you off to […]

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Organizational Culture: A Blueprint for Success in a Family Business

In looking at the organizational culture of a family business, we are assessing behaviors that are important to creating a strong effective staff and competent leadership. “Successful family businesses tend to have the family’s values and culture deeply embedded into their business strategies, policies and practices,” says leading family business expert Don Schwerzler. “How well the business […]

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Measuring Business Readiness & Adoption

What is Business Readiness and Adoption? Would you talk to someone who isn’t paying attention? Would you make a movie if you didn’t know who would watch it? So why do projects often deliver to a Business that isn’t ready to receive or adopt! Business Readiness and Adoption is a measure of preparation. A business that is […]

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The Organizational Skill: COMPATHY (Part 2: Analysis of the Case)

Note from the Editor:  This is the second of  series of  6 articles written by the author, Vardar Çobanoğlu.  The full series is a compelling piece on Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, and Corporate Management.  You can read part 1 here.  You can find the author’s other articles here. * * * * “So much for the case. Let me start […]

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How to Best Manage the Effects of Technology on Our Lives

The first two decades of the 21st century has brought upon all of us an array of very perplexed issues and problems which are, by their own nature, very difficult to manage and resolve to any level of satisfaction: Continuing world financial crises; New technical and scientific developments; Starvation of over 1 billion people across […]

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Managing in Times of Austerity: 5 Rules of Thumb

There are several terms not so pleasant to our ears that seem to dominate the news lately, terms like sequestration, spending cuts and most of all – austerity. The abundance of these subtractive terms in the media may well mean that they pretty much define the current situation, and we, as Managers, will need to […]

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The Next Great Chapter: Life after Retirement of a Senior Leader

I have consulted with people from every aspect of life. I have counseled kids going to college, individuals in life or career transition, moms changing roles from being a mom to being herself. With each of these counseling events, there is always the overarching need to get to the truth–who are you? That quest for […]

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The 5 Essential Things Today’s Most Successful Business Leaders Carry

LinkedIn recently surveyed 50-plus of today’s most successful business leaders, asking them about essential things they carry.  These notable men and women include the likes of Richard Branson, Meg Whitman, and Deepak Chopra. Here are the five essential items that these great businessmen and women always carry as part of their daily routines. 1. Smartphone […]

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