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  • No Blog Pressure

    No Blog Pressure

    Have you felt the pressure to write a blog? If so, you're not alone - many people (and organizations) succumb to the pressure. This results in a sparse, poorly written blog, disconnected from strategy, and which is eventually abandoned. Of course, the embarassing initiative is preserved forever somewhere on the [More]

  • Reverse Engineering

    Reverse Engineering

    How often have you admired someone else's accomplishments, and said to yourself, "I wish I could do that!". Or when faced with a daunting goal, are not sure where to start? Conventional wisdom suggests that you start at the beginning, and take small, easily accomplished steps. Doing so moves you [More]

  • Zoom Lens

    Zoom Lens

    How do you solve problems? One way to do so is to use a zoom lens. If you're like most people, at one time or another you've played around with a zoom lens. When you zoom out as much as you can, you see just about everything: you have an [More]

  • 16 Blog Topic Ideas

    16 Blog Topic Ideas

    As an expert, writing a blog (or doing a short video) is a great way to demonstrate your knowledge and perspective. It helps prospective clients (or employers) understand how you think, and how you can solve their problems. If you are a marketer, this content begins to create a community [More]

  • Who’s your Charlie?

    Who’s your Charlie?

    One of the most productive ways to see a country, especially where you don't speak the language, is to hire a private guide. You get an insider's perspective, a translator, and a driver all rolled into one. And if you are lucky enough to have a tour guide like one [More]

  • Mind the (Service) Gap

    Mind the (Service) Gap

    How often have you been disappointed by an experience with a supplier? When it happens, it is usually because of a very basic problem: a gap between your expectations of service (or quality), and their expectations when delivering the service. Reducing frustration and disappointment is easy... if only you could [More]

  • Respect Your Referrals

    Respect Your Referrals

    One of the most powerful concepts in networking is "Give to Get": the more you help other people, the more they will help you. Give to Get also has a longer term benefit: the longer you do it, the more powerful your relationships and the more positive your reputation. An [More]

  • Idea Popularity Contest

    Idea Popularity Contest

    How do you know if your idea is really popular? Asking around is one way. Doing a survey is another. But how about the popularity of your idea on a world-wide scale? While this might be a bit of a challenge, if you can boil it down to a few [More]

  • Best… Social Media Tips

    Best… Social Media Tips

    The number of ways you can use Social Networks seems boundless: connecting to former colleagues and old friends, sharing up-to-the-minute news, creating a community of common interest, marketing, sales, recruiting, investor relations, and so on. At the same time, there is the downside: endless time wasted, brand risk, and identity [More]

  • Creativity Rules

    Creativity Rules

    Have you ever found yourself in a position where you're asked to be "instantly" creative? Maybe in a staff meeting? Or a client who is in trouble and needs a clever way out immediately? Or maybe you're writing a report, and you've got writer's block? If this happens to you, [More]

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