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10 Ways to Kill Your Strategic Plan

A new year is a great time for re-thinking your organization’s strategy. But all strategic plans are not created equal. Successful strategic planning involves awareness and avoidance of common, critical mistakes that doom many plans to failure. Here are 10 reasons most strategic plans fail to produce results. Avoid these pitfalls and you’ll be on […]

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Aging in America – A Troubling Infographic and Helpful Resources

Our Aging Population Life expectancy in the US is increasing, and it’s doing so dramatically. In 2011, a newborn baby could expect to live 79 years, up from 69 years in 1960. In 1900, a lifetime lasted only about 47 years. Today, our odds of becoming centenarians are impressive. If you’re 55, you have a […]

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Are You Using Visuals to Communicate to Your Customers?

You have heard it before many times about visuals. A “picture is worth a thousand words.” Why is that? The reason is that the majority of people are visual learners. A picture can communicate in ways that a spoken or written word is unable to do as effectively. In fact, studies have shown that “communicating with visuals […]

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Four Reasons Why Kanban Boards will Simplify Your Life

First off, let’s get one thing out in the open right up front. I am not an Agile or Lean expert. And I realize the origins and uses of Kanban boards are primarily related to process-oriented industries. However, I have found Kanban boards to be extraordinarily helpful for a non-traditional project manager like me. If […]

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