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7 Tips to Help You Successfully Answer a Question From Management

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. Have you ever been giving a presentation in a meeting and froze up when Management asked you a penetrating question (or maybe a question you really didn’t understand)?  It happens to everyone.  But, people who master how to answer questions effectively tend to be the […]

12 Ways To Boost Your Creativity

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye. Quote attributed to Dorothy Parker Creativity is hard to define and even harder to manage.  Often when we think of creativity we think of people like artists, musicians, poets, designers and playwrights.  They all seem to have a magic spark that allows them to transform the […]

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Missed Opportunity

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity Quotation attributed to H. Jackson Brown Jr.   Life is full of missed opportunities.  I remember in 1980 when Apple sold for $22/share in its initial public offering.  If you had invested $1,000 in Apple stock at the time, it would be worth $450,000 today.  A lot […]

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Community Branding Explained

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

Often, half the challenge of master a subject is to have a common understanding of the lexicon. In economic development, there appears to be a significant degree of confusion around and misrepresentation of what a brand is and what branding entails. For the purposes of this book, the following definitions apply. Brand A brand is […]

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Problem Solving Basic Process

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving. Quote attributed to Michael Gelb Solving problems is the focus of work for many people.  You might find yourself solving a problem for your customer/client or your company, helping somebody else solve a problem, or discovering new problems that need to be solved.  Problems can be […]

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How To Get Results

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Doing Things Is Not The Same As Getting Things Done Quote attributed to Jared Silver The key difference between capability and performance is application.  There area lot of capable people, but unless they apply their skills to actually achieve results their performance will be underwhelming.  Nothing is more frustrating to an Organization than a highly […]

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Ambition – Asset or Liability?

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Be so good they can’t ignore you. Quote attributed to Steve Martin Ambition is definitely a two edged sword.  When I was a manager, I always looked for ambition in my direct reports.  I wanted to see a thirst for knowledge and a desire for increased responsibility.  But, I also looked for the ability to […]

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