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How to Calibrate your Business Offerings

By on Aug 27, 2014 in Blog, business, classes | 0 comments

Over the years, one of the lessons I’ve learned about business is how important it is to carefully test your products and services to see if people really want them. In Great by Choice, the authors also share their own wisdom about strategy, calling it the strategy of firing bullets until you know its time to fire a cannonball. The reason you want to calibrate...

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Persistence Pays Off in Networking

By on Aug 20, 2014 in Blog, networking | 0 comments

The other day I went to an after hours event and while there saw a number of acquaintances that I’ve met at other networking meetings. In a few cases, I ended up having longer conversations with a few of the acquaintances, than I’d normally had before. During the course of the conversation they noted that they’d seen me at other events. What these...

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6 Tips to prepare for Business Trips

By on Aug 6, 2014 in Blog, business, Work-life balance | 0 comments

I recently got back from an 11 day business trip. The trip was great, with new connections made and new opportunities discovered. However, as anyone who takes such trips knows, it can be very easy to fall behind on the daily work you do for your business, as well as other aspects of life, which need to be caught up with, once you get back from the trip. And whether...

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How to Maintain your Edge in Business

By on Jul 30, 2014 in Blog, business | 0 comments

In Great by Choice, by Jim Collins and Morten Hansen, the authors discuss business leaders who plan for the worst of times, while taking advantage of the opportunities in the best of times. In my opinion, that’s smart planning when it comes to business. It’s important to plan for the worst, because inevitably things change, and recognizing that change...

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The Realities of Organizational Change

By on Jul 23, 2014 in Blog, business | 0 comments

I’ve been reading The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact, by Michael Fullan. It has nothing overtly to do with business, dealing as it does with principals and their roles in schools, but I’m a believer that if you want to be effective as a business owner you study not just business but other disciplines that can teach you about organizational...

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How to be a Resource to your Clients and Network

By on Jul 16, 2014 in Blog, business | 0 comments

One of the realizations I came to early on in my consulting practice was that I could not be everything for my clients, nor could I provide every service or product to my clients. The best thing I could do was accept that I couldn’t be everything to everyone and instead focus on being a resource to people who have needs I can’t fulfill. I know I...

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