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Innovation is a fact…not a mystery

If we are to agree on one premise, it is that organizations must constantly be reinventing the way that they are successful…this means operations, marketing, IT, etc.  This means that when you hear a term being thrown around like “innovation,” it shouldn’t be surrounded by a cloud of mystery. In fact, the process of reinventing your […]
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Don’t Get Trapped

The idea of constant change isn’t new, even here.  One challenge that I think you should all be looking at in your own businesses is how can you constantly grow.  Alan Weiss has called the plateau many of us reach in our careers, the success trap. I’ve been there and I am sure if we […]
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Transformation

In the past I have written about the 1% solution to growing as a person…and as I sit here listening to the two different MTV Unplugged sessions from R.E.M., I am reminded of the the art of transformation because it is evident in the two different sessions.  The thing is that transformation occurs whether you […]
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Don’t Cut To Grow…

I’m pretty frugal.  Having gotten that out of the way, I want to tell you one thing that you should know for sure…you can’t cut your way to great growth.  So if you are operating a business, you need to not just look at cutting costs, you need to look at ways to increase the […]
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3 Steps To Turning Around Any Organization

I’ve been thinking about how to restructure and save organizations this morning and one of the clients I am working with is facing a reorganization.   After going over the mission and thinking through the problems, we came up with a pretty easy solution that the board and managers could hang their hats on and […]
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Why Should You Settle For 5% or 10% growth?

A lot of times we see businesses and organizations set goals and objectives for themselves and they will be needlessly modest. Something along the lines of, “our ambition for this year is to improve revenue by 5%.” Which on the surface sounds pretty good. But one of the things about setting these kinds of modest […]
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