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5 Hacks for Decision Making

  Not being able to make decisions can create paralysis in your life. Indecision can cost you your business, end relationships and make even the easiest of activities complex. Despite knowing this there are times when even deciding how to decide can feel almost insurmountable. Fortunately, there are methods we can use to hack indecision. […]

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11 Dangerous Misconceptions about Communications

Communications is full of misconceptions, that are part of the fun and folly of working in this field, but there are some misconceptions that can prove fatal to your brand. The Assumption that Communication has Happened – Sometimes people assume that the act of delivering a message is the same as receiving a message. Nothing could […]

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How to decide

Imagine polling your colleagues to determine what you personally will have for lunch. What about dictating to your neighbours how they should vote? Seems ridiculous right? Yet as silly as that sounds we can get into a decision making rut. Using the same approach for all decisions. When you consider the range of decisions we […]

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5 Ways To Be Strategic with Data

Updated in August 2017 Big data, metrics, indicators and statistics are the words we use to describe how we measure success in business.  We look to the information we gather from surveys, buying habits and online activity to name a few resources, to indicate preferences, trends and opportunities.  They provide great building blocks for effective […]

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5 Lessons on Advocating with Social Media

I initially wrote this post back in 2013, but a number of factors made me think it was worth another look. The election of Donald Trump and his love of Twitter The creation of “alternative facts” Concerns about fake news and Facebook’s algorithms If you’re wondering about the last point, then consider that your newsfeed […]

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Problem Solving 101 – How to Solve Problems

  Ever notice how easy it is to solve other people’s problems? When presented with someone else’s conundrum it can be easy to assess the possibilities, look at what might work and develop solutions. To the person who owns the challenge, our proposed solutions may seem innovative, creative, and perhaps even ingenious. “How did you come up […]

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Twas The Night Before Christmas, I Was Thinking About My Blog

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Hello everyone, I’ll ask you all to pardon me for the absence of elegance in this post, but I’m afraid I couldn’t resist this idea once it had slipped into my head. I wish you all the very best of the season and thank you for making this last year such a special one for […]

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