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Conveying Your Idea in the Right Way

Getting your point or idea across to important stakeholders in a concise and simple way is the difference between getting approval and not. What makes a presentation unsuccessful? When you have a recommendation you’re trying to get approved within your organization, there are going to be a lot of stakeholders you have to get your idea in front […]

The Importance of Critical Thinking

Stopping and considering decisions before you make them is only the start to critical thinking and building on those skills makes all the difference. The importance of critical thinking Let’s look at the importance of critical thinking. So many times when people ask us, “Can you go solve this problem,” we rush off and start solving it without stopping […]

Setting Team and Employee Goals

Creating goals for your business that link through the entire organization is the key to successful goal setting from all sides of your business. Link goals to strategy For a goal to be really relevant, it has to tie to the broader purpose and goals of the entire organization. Your strategy is going to help drive that. The strategy […]

Executive Decision Making Skills For Your Business

Developing and honing your executive decisive making process is not only a key part of career growth but a necessity for the success of your business. There are three major considerations that separate executive decision making from day-to-day or managerial decision making. First, you have to think through the strategic impacts of the decision you’re going to make. Look […]

Learning to Negotiate Like a Pro

Setting your intentions and defining the negotiating relationship is a key part of the negotiation process. The first step in any negotiating process is defining and understanding the context you’re operating in.You have to understand the strategic environment of the negotiation in order to be successful. There are several elements to defining this context. First, who is the […]

The Benefits of Creating a Business Plan

Creating a business plan is the most fundamental first step in building a business, and the importance of it cannot be underscored enough. You may ask why do I need a business plan? Why can’t I just launch my business and get to market?  The importance of a business plan cannot be understated. First you have […]