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Brand and Branding Defined

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

“Losers make promises they often break.  Winners make commitments they always keep.” Denis Waitley I have noticed that there has been a lot of discussion on the definition of brand and branding lately in the LinkedIn Groups I frequent. In part, I am not surprised. The advent of tools to help communicate directly with people […]

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Tell Your Story Well

Monday, March 26th, 2012

I have been fascinated with storytelling for a while now. The more I study the subject, the more convinced I am that structure matters and a good template can go a long way to helping you effectively tell your story. Don’t get me wrong; a boring story that is well structured is still a boring […]

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New eBook On Strategic Planning

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

One of the biggest challenges for public and private sector community leaders is to ensure residents enjoy sustainable economic prosperity. Some communities are blessed with amazing natural assets making the challenge a little easier to address. Some communities have well developed and highly competitive industry clusters to build from. Whatever the situation, to be successful […]

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Build It – But They May Not Come

Monday, March 12th, 2012

I spend most of my time now counseling economic development organizations on how to reapply corporate and product branding principles to positioning their communities for capital attraction, retention and expansion. My hypothesis is that better branded communities will in aggregate help create a stronger national brand for America. One area I am asked about fairly […]

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Establishing a Brand Promise

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

A brand is a promise. It sets an expectation of an experience. It answers the question – What’s in it for me? To be effective, the promise must be relevant, competitive and authentic. I’m often asked about how you determine what the right promise is. After all, a product, company or community can promise many […]

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Improve Your Communication Skills

Monday, March 5th, 2012

One of the most difficult challenges in leading people and Organizations is being an effective communicator. It is often intimidating for people. Yet, it is such a critical skill to master if you want to achieve your full potential. At Procter & Gamble, written and verbal communication skills were heavily coached and great communicators were […]

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The Only Limits Are Those of Vision

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

This is one of the 12 Things I Believe. Visioning what you want to achieve is an important skill for a leader and one that will serve you well in your career. I thought I would follow-up my last post about visioning, entitled The Wisdom of The Mountain with a quick story about the processionary caterpillar. […]

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