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27 03, 2017

Best of March – SEO, LinkedIn, and Solving the Right Problem

By | 2017-07-18T10:15:44-08:00 March 27th, 2017|Facebook, Leadership, LinkedIn, Measurement, Problem-solving, SEO, Social Media|

March, according to the old saying, either comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, or vice versa. This month’s collection of top articles is the LION portion of that saying! Measuring Social is HARD! Why Is Social Media Measurement So Hard Measuring the impact of [...]

9 01, 2017

What’s The Truth About Your Big Bang Theory?

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:15-08:00 January 9th, 2017|Entrepreneur, Problem-solving, Small Business, Strategy|

Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory. No, not the TV show or the Universe Origin theory. I mean what’s your plan (personal and business) for when something catastrophic takes place? Not only that, but, as anyone who has lived in the world of business for a while knows, there [...]

12 12, 2016

FOCUS: Get That One Thing Right!

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:16-08:00 December 12th, 2016|Decision-making, Entrepreneur, Facebook, Focus, Google, Marketing, Problem-solving, Small Business, Social Media, Strategy|

One Thing You’ve got that ONE THING to do, and you’re convinced that getting that right will make all the pieces fall into place, right? I’ve had more than one business owner approach me and ask for help with a Facebook Ad or a Google Ad. My first question is usually to [...]

24 10, 2016

How Do You Get to Valuable Options?

By | 2017-10-20T15:23:17-08:00 October 24th, 2016|Change, Collaboration, Creativity, Decision-making, Entrepreneur, Innovation, Leadership, Problem-solving, Strategy, Uncategorized|

Options not Answers How many squirrels can you follow at once? This is the thought that occurred to me while reading a recent article by Valeria Maltoni entitled Inventing Options for Mutual Gain. While describing an excellent process for arriving at options, and not necessarily “the final solution”, I am reminded [...]

15 08, 2016

GO DEEP: Strong & Weak Ties – Your Genuine Challenge?

By | 2018-11-08T16:07:35-08:00 August 15th, 2016|Content, Customer Experience, Entrepreneur, Go Deep, H2H, Leadership, Marketing, Measurement, People, Problem-solving, Small Business, Social Media, Strategy, VACC|

Strong Ties and Weak Ties Once upon a time, there were "Strong Ties" and "Weak Ties" in business. Strong Ties existed between you and your best customers. You interacted frequently and knew each other well. The bulk of your business was from and through these Strong Ties. It took some work. Maintaining them required [...]

4 07, 2016

Are You Interested in Working Through the Fear?

By | 2018-10-26T15:16:09-08:00 July 4th, 2016|Authenticity, Decision-making, Entrepreneur, Leadership, Problem-solving, Strategy|

What are you afraid of? Holidays make many entrepreneurs and small business owners nervous. On one hand, HURRAH! A holiday! Depending on your business, you may be looking at numerous merry-makers coming to your shop and celebrating by indulging in a bit of “retail therapy.” A different kind of [...]

20 06, 2016

FOCUS: Is It Destiny or Just a Feeling…or WHAT?

By | 2018-06-15T15:56:26-08:00 June 20th, 2016|Ambiguity, Authenticity, Awareness, Creativity, Decision-making, Entrepreneur, Focus, Leadership, Meaning, Problem-solving, Productivity, Small Business, Smart Business, Strategy|

Decisions and Discernment How do you arrive at the thing or things to focus on every day? There are innumerable items that float through my brain every day, usually just at the time the alarm goes off (if I’m lucky and don’t wake up early…). Living in a particularly woodsy [...]

4 04, 2016

FOCUS: Can You Measure the Hard Things?

By | 2018-09-16T13:55:10-08:00 April 4th, 2016|Authenticity, Awareness, Creativity, Decision-making, Focus, Innovation, Leadership, Measurement, People, Problem-solving, Strategy|

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) We all want things to be easy. And it’s not just business, American or Western Society that defaults to easy. While I still worked at Microsoft, one of my managers got our entire team “Easy Buttons.” You pressed the Big Red Button and a voice said, [...]

21 03, 2016

FOCUS: CAN’T SEE IT? YOU REALLY NEED HELP!

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:31-08:00 March 21st, 2016|Authenticity, Awareness, Creativity, Credibility, Focus, Good Business, Leadership, Marketing, Mission, People, Problem-solving, Small Business, Smart Business, Social Media, Strategy, Vision|

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/181215800 You are Very, Very Good at what you do! That’s one of the reasons you started your business. You’re good at it and you love to do it. So, becoming your own boss seemed like the way to focus in on this passion and expertise, and deliver the benefits to others who are willing [...]

1 02, 2016

The Emerging Truth About The Change of Business

By | 2018-09-07T14:04:02-08:00 February 1st, 2016|Ambiguity, Authenticity, Awareness, Change, Credibility, Decision-making, Good Business, Leadership, Problem-solving, Strategy|

Change Dealing with Change is a Class-A Pain! No, really… First, what does change mean to you, your life, and your business? Is it rapid, gradual, ignored, accepted or the object of ‘magical thinking’? Second, how do you manage? Can you really manage without engaging a fortune teller and hoping against hope you [...]

18 01, 2016

Is there Anything Simple About Simplicity?

By | 2018-09-16T14:47:03-08:00 January 18th, 2016|Authenticity, Creativity, Customer Experience, Decision-making, Goal-setting, H2H, Innovation, Leadership, Marketing, People, Problem-solving, Productivity, Social Media, Strategy|

English: Albert Einstein Français : Portrait d’Albert Einstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “Easy” is a temptation. I work with many clients who take the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) approach to their digital and social media marketing, because “How hard could it be? It’s just Facebook??!” Besides, they each have a business to [...]

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