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Archive for January, 2015

Control, Power and Leadership

January 28, 2015 0 Comments
Control, Power and Leadership

In a previous post, we spoke about control and developing leaders. We stated that “Control isn’t control until you give it away.” If you are running a large organization or even a small “one person shop,” you will find it advantageous to have others thinking about new ways of doing things. We want suppliers, associates, […]

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Just-In-Time Talent

January 21, 2015 0 Comments
Just-In-Time Talent

Uber is all the rage. Not so much because of its service but more for the business model. Our cars sit idle most of the time. Our buildings sit unused much of the time. Our employees use their special talents only a small percent of their work day. We can get very talented artists to […]

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Push vs Pull Marketing – Where are we?

January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Push vs Pull Marketing – Where are we?

Some time ago I ventured out on a limb and suggested that the old sales and marketing model was obsolete for any non-trivial products. Ads, I opined, are being ignored for the most part – with a few notable exceptions such as the crazy Super Bowl patrons. I’ve been told that some folks tune in […]

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Grasping at Smoke.

January 7, 2015 0 Comments
Grasping at Smoke.

It’s the vision thing. You know, that BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal). That Yonder Star. Trying to put that feeling, emotion and passion into a short meaningful statement is like grasping at smoke. You can’t ever quite catch it. Yet it is critical to do so to make sure your organization knows why it exists. A long […]

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