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In search of strategy

In search of strategy

Always start by defining terms. It sounds sensible and straightforward – especially with a subject like strategy, which has been studied from every angle. But it is not. In 1987 Henry Mintzberg offered five definitions of strategy for...

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Doing Your Best

Using the Daily Questions process, and asking myself “Did I do my best to…?” keeps me focused on becoming a happier, healthier person. It provides the discipline I need in my busy working life as an executive coach, teacher, and speaker!...

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Innovating a Better World

Innovating a Better World

“Many of the most innovative, resilient and profitable firms have strong values, including ethical values, and see themselves as serving a wider role in a society, not just being an engine for generating profits – but, counter-intuitively, they...

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A Better Way for Trump to Respond on China

A Better Way for Trump to Respond on China

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump denounced China for weakening its currency to steal business and jobs from Americans – “the greatest theft in the history of the world.” In office he’s been singing a different tune. First he declined to...

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Critical Abandonment

When we talk about client relationships to abandon, we are talking about the ones that are consistently, poisonously negative, and are extremely unlikely to change. Learn how to recognize them in this week’s blog! Accompanying Written Blog...

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Ideas into Practice

Ideas into Practice

There is nothing so practical as a great idea. Which thinkers and organisations are really putting ideas to work? Thinkers50 suggests eight inspirations: 1. Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is director of the Program Management...

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