Category: Strategy

Why Conflict Can Lead To Better Outcomes

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Conflict is bad and should be avoided at all costs This is a common belief and the statement is open to the challenge of stating the obvious. We see conflict as a negative and associate the word with causing harm to other people. This blog post argues that some conflict may be needed to stimulate fresh …

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Mindshop Change Success Model

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Will new technology endanger your business?

WHEN will new technology endanger your business? If you hold to the belief that new technology does not pose a threat to your business, you are likely to suffer the same fate as Pony Express.  The most you can hope for is to go down in history as a spectacular failure.  This is unlikely to …

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Small Business Exit Strategies for Current Times

Over the past few years, I’ve noticed a tightening in cash being lent to purchasers to buy businesses, even good businesses. This has caused small business owners to explore some interesting new strategies when planning their exit. Let’s look at a few in the Mindshop style of Now, Where, How. 1) First identify where you …

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3 Key Ideas to Help Business Leaders Succeed in 2013: Part 2

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1. When did you last complete a competitor analysis? Almost all business owners / managers are aware of their direct competitors, but when was the last time you actually completed a formal analysis by way of a ‘competitor analysis’? This should be at least an annual process to help pin-point key opportunities for improvement. To …

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