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Organizational Strategy

Do You Have Something Worth Saying?

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Content is king. Eyeballs are god. God is sovereign. To put it another way—you  need something worth saying. You need people who want to hear it. And at the end of the day, it still isn’t all up to you. These three realities must be placed at the forefront if […]

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Think // Plan // Do

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I don’t just coach CEOs. I own or co-own some small businesses as well. In a couple of them I am instituting a framework called Think/Plan/Do. I’m convinced that every successful business and organization devotes time and energy to each of these three activities: Think—How might we _________? Plan—What’s the […]

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How Much Does a “Yes” Cost?

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Every “yes” carries a cost. We usually think that “no” carries the big cost, but a “yes” can even be more expensive than a “no.” Not long ago, I spent the day with a young entrepreneur whose business was growing at a phenomenal rate. The company was in a market-pull […]

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Macro, Micro and Non-Managers

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Micromanagement comes naturally at a start-up. You know this if you’re a founder. You micromanage either because you’re the only employee or because every detail feels so important to get right. But then the business grows. And you’re no longer a one-man band. You realize that you’re not going to […]

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Does Your Organization have Staying Power?

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Every February, the truly devoted baseball fans make their way to Florida and Arizona to watch their favorite team in spring training. Spring training is when every team has hopes of winning the championship. Past flaws are forgotten and every young player thinks he’s the next Derek Jeter or Albert […]

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The 6 Keys to Successful Internships

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Intern. Let the stereotypes begin.   The stereotypes wouldn’t be there, though, if there won’t so many companies using interns. According to one study, 97% of large employers hired interns. The list reads like a “Who’s Who” of Fortune 500 companies–Google, Facebook, ESPN, Disney, PriceWaterhouse, JP Morgan. Dean Witter—the brokerage […]

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