12 Tips for Future Expats
Not all expatriations are a success and many bring considerable challenges with them. If you haven’t done one before, here are 12 tips based on our personal experiences.
The Three Kinds of Managers
What kind of manager or leader are you? How often do we honestly ask ourselves that question? From a very straightforward point of view, and in spite of what all … Continue reading
You Deserve an Assistant
We all dream of having a personal assistant. At home, but especially at work, there is always a need for an extra pair of hands and someone reliable we can … Continue reading
Does Your Marketing Communication Address the 3 Whys?
Once upon a time there was a bright Marketer who knew all about his products. He could tell you everything you wanted to know about his line and could even … Continue reading
9 Huge Tech Waves to Ride Now
The incredible rise of new technologies and the wired universe unfolding around us are creating endless possibilities for companies to radically shift business models, accelerate innovation or simply outperform the … Continue reading
Open Office Spaces and What Lies Ahead
You’ve probably noticed that the trend these past few years has been towards open work spaces. Gone are the individual offices and even the oft derided cubicle. Drywalls have been … Continue reading
9 Behaviors of Effective Leaders
Leadership is another catchall phrase that gets liberally bandied about in the media and corporations alike. The word itself seems to embody all the greatness we come to … Continue reading
Rescue Your Marketing!
I keep being drawn back to the Fournaise Group’s 2011 survey of 600 CEOs that showed a very bleak perception of Marketing’s value. While you may have issues with the … Continue reading
How to Know if You are Still Relevant
Survival in the business world is normally tied to one’s value to the organization. Not a year goes by when companies aren’t tightening their belts and asking more from each … Continue reading
When is Exceptional Performance Not Exceptional?
When business is doing great, everybody looks like a star. Over several years, however, people can come to believe that their personal contributions or the combined efforts of their department … Continue reading
Business Integration and the Acquisition Hangover
You can’t open a business journal these days without reading of at least one business buying another. This happens so frequently and all around the world that it feels like … Continue reading
Are You Really Listening to Your Customers?
“You have lots of nice rooms but no house.” This is a direct quote from a very important customer I once had. To understand his meaning I have to take … Continue reading
When the Going Gets Tough. The Tough Visit Their Customers.
You come to the office and there it is waiting in your Inbox. The familiar message from senior management announcing that once again, all “non essential” travel is on hold … Continue reading
Put More Fun in Your Marketing
For many marketers and organizations there is a strong tendency to take everything very seriously. This is business, after all, and we must fight every day to survive. Business has … Continue reading
So You Want to Be a “World-Class” Organization?
To become a genuine world-class organization you have to make some difficult choices. Picking where you will be located or based out of is a big one. After all, it … Continue reading
A Better Way to Know if You Should Stay or Quit
It’s inevitable. Sooner or later, everybody asks themselves whether they are in the right job or not. It’s a perfectly normal question but one that many people struggle to answer. … Continue reading
What a Disrupted College System Means for Business
The forces of the internet and digital age are at it again. They are sharpening their knives and preparing to take on a new “fat cow” industry. Like the music, … Continue reading