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September 21, 2017

What’s the Effect (or is it Affect) of Poor Memory?

Have you ever had something that you need to remember, which – no matter how hard you try – just won’t stick in your memory? A person’s name, an address, a year? Every time you try to recall it, your brain grinds to a shuddering halt and then goes blank. My particular problem wasn't so […]

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August 3, 2017

Enter the Matrix, and Choose Your Path

Luckily, we're talking about the Boston Matrix – a tool to help marketing managers with product portfolio planning – not what Keanu Reeves discovered in 1999. Yeah, I'll admit Laurence (formerly Larry) Fishburne also played his part, but in more of a business consultant role. The type of matrix represented in the Wachowski sisters' film […]

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June 21, 2017

Your Top Tips for Negotiating a Win-Win Outcome

What exactly is a win-win negotiation? Put simply, it's a way of finding a solution to a problem that's acceptable to all the parties involved, leaving everyone feeling that they've won something. You may need to brush up on your win-win negotiation skills if you feel someone is repeatedly taking advantage of you. Or, perhaps […]

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May 26, 2014

Change Your Perspective and Think Strategically

Clearly, leaders need to be able to think strategically in order to lead effectively. But what does "strategic thinking" actually mean? In our Expert Interview with Rich Horwath, he defines "a strategy" as a plan to allocate your limited resources, time, talent and budget to achieve your goals and objectives; and "strategic thinking" as the ability […]

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