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Are You Accomplishing Your Business Development Objectives?

How Effectively Are You Marketing Yourself or Your Knowledge-Based Enterprise? Long ago Peter Drucker, the father of business consulting, made a very profound observation that has been lost in the sands of time: Timeless Principles to Optimize the Effectiveness of a Knowledge-Based Enterprise. David Maister, International expert on the management of professional service firms and […]

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How to Optimize Your Effectiveness in Today’s VUCA World

Timeless Principles to Optimize Your Effectiveness in Today’s VUCA World Today we live in an unprecedented Volatile, Uncertain, Complex,  Ambiguous world.  Let’s consider the timely principles regarding how we use our most precious resource–Time–the essence of effectiveness. The late Peter Drucker, the greatest management thinker ever, and author of The Effective Executive  (2017, 60th Anniversary […]

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What to Ask Instead of “How Are You Doing Right Now?”

What to Ask Instead of ” How Are You . . ? Are you tired of asking everyone, “How are you doing right now? In his recent Best Ideas of the Month newsletter, Dr. Ron Friedman posed the question, “Tired of using the same opening line in every meeting?” Ron provided a link to an article […]

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5 Ways to Build a Strong Remote Team

This week, I am passing along to you this article written by Hilary Jane Grosskopf, a leadership strategist, and author of “Awake Leadership: A System for Leading with Clarity and Creativity” that appeared last week in Chief Learning Officer online magazine. Continuous Learning and Development is Essential Now More Than Ever For talented team members, […]

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The Top 7 Tips to Become Highly Effective Working From Home

Are you one of the millions who are now working from home because of COVID-19? This is for you if you want to be more effective, confident, impactful, and healthy while working from home. Working from home presents some unique challenges particularly if this is not your typical routine. You must learn to manage yourself, […]

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What is Your Rallying Cry? Do You have a Thematic Goal?

It is too early to tell exactly when we can expect a shift toward a more predictable life. A new buzz-word has emerged as the current label for our situation — VUCA: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous. My prediction: When COVID-19 passes, it will leave behind a more VUCA world for us to learn how to […]

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The Top Three Skills You Must Must Master to Thrive in These Challenging Times AND an Invitation to a Free Agile EQ Showcase on Thursday, April 2nd

The world has changed. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how we operate and new norms have been thrust upon us. The situation is highly VOLATILE, generating paralyzing UNCERTAINTY, with incredibly COMPLED variables, and we are all struggling to understand what all this AMBIGUITY means for ourselves, those around us, and our business activities. The following […]

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How to Develop the Emotional Intelligence Necessary To Support a Thriving Agile Culture

The more volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) our working environments become, the more critical a truly agile workforce is to success. Each day, we’re called to make progress faster, while pivoting on short notice and stand firm in our ideas while remaining open to new perspectives. Staying agile demands that we develop and use […]

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Optimizing Your Capacity to be an Effective Executive and An Ideal Team Player

This is the final message inviting you to the Free Virtual Showcase of the Five Behaviors Personal Development this Wednesday, March 18th at 11 AM EDT. In this virtual showcase, you will: Learn about the powerful and unique Five Behaviors model, its groundbreaking approach to team development, and how it can be leveraged to unlock the […]

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Linking Your Inner Game with Your Outer Game

Redefining Teamwork and Collaboration Today’s organizations are working beyond a single team. Advances in technology are disrupting the market. Globalization is forcing a new approach of working. The teams of the future will seeing a completely different level of diversity. Because of these huge shifts, it is essential for organizations to equip all employees with […]

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