Category: Business Decisions

Just Out: Strategic Planning Guidebook

Here is another short guidebook I created. It is the result of many strategic planning sessions I facilitated for businesses as well as non-profit organizations, and it also serves as a companion to my workshops on this topic. Participants in

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Upcoming Workshop: Business Vision

My next workshop is targeted to small business owners, solo-preneurs, people in private practice, or those interested in starting a business. It will be an intensive session to hone your business vision and mission. The workshop is limited to a small number of

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Mission, Vision and Values

Do you know how to create a powerful statement of your organization’s mission, vision and values? These few pages (downloadable pdf) describe a framework that I’ve found helpful in my strategic planning work. While it is geared mainly toward non-profit organizations, I find

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Why is it such hard work to find your own niche?

Because until you fill it, it’s just a gap. by Ursina Teuscher at Teuscher Counseling, LLC Share this…

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Featured Video: Raise Your Children As Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial skills are not a part of traditional education, even though they are important if we want to empower more people to make an independent living in a world where not everyone can find a good job. In this TED

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Book Recommendation: Strategic Decision Making

Craig W. Kirkwood (1997). Strategic Decision Making: Multiobjective Decision Analysis with Spreadsheets. *** Geek Alert! *** Skip this month’s book recommendation if you don’t like spreadsheets. This book by Craig Kirkwood is all about spreadsheets, and how to use them

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Featured Video: Low-Cost Creative Problem-Solving

If you want to see what innovation can look like on a very tight budget, watch this TED talk by Navi Radjou: Navi Radjou borrows the Hindi word “jugaad” to talk about frugal innovation: that is, creative problem-solving with extremely limited

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Quote for March – Smart People

“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.” — John Wooden   Share this…

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Book Recommendation: Smart Choices

John S. Hammond, Ralph L. Keeney, & Howard Raiffa. (1996). Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions. It’s time to recommend another classic. This book is a short and very useful guide, presenting a variety of decision tools.

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Creativity Tip – How to Make Other People Think for You

We’ve all experienced it: we’re talking to somebody, and suddenly they are trying to solve our problems for us or give us unasked advice. Our first impulse? Shutting them down. Saying, “yes, but …”, and making clear that their idea

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