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Learning to Manage Opportunity in the Unknown
We all manage something in our lives. Whether we manage other people, an entire organization, sales or even just ourselves, management is part of our everyday lives and includes careful planning, well-thought-out direction and a sense of control. What happens when we apply that definition of management to the concept of opportunity? What if we w...
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Post-Pandemic Success Will Be Determined by What You Do Now
Post-Pandemic Success Will Be Determined by What You Do Now, Not What You Do Post-Pandemic. No one ever thought that starting in this new decade, our booming economy and flourishing job market would be placed on "pause" due to a worldwide outbreak of a virus, yet here we are. 2020 has been an interesting year to say the least, but there are obv...
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Hard Trends: Easier to Identify Than You Think
A well-worn cliche says there are only two things you can be certain about: death and taxes. With apologies to those who agree with that statement, there are many, many more examples of out-and-out certainties. Was Sunday followed by Monday last week? Absolutely. Will that be the case next week? You can count on it. A more timely and, in some wa...
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Redefine Risk in the Face of the Unknown
In the past, organizations have practiced agility more than anything else because it is easy to simply pivot and put out small fires as they arise. But with the world facing a global pandemic, statewide lockdowns here in the United States, and a once-booming economy now seemingly frozen in time, organizations both large and small are caug...
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Discover New Opportunities Never Before Available
Disruption is a central component of the Anticipatory Organization Model, focusing closely on how Anticipatory Organizations and individuals can look at disruption and see enormous opportunities. The untimely situation we currently face with COVID-19 is no exception; not only has every industry been touched by the coronavirus pandemic and subseq...
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Align Your Futureview in Times of Uncertainty
It is consistently shocking to me how little we consider the future to be an important topic in business. How the future affects us and our organization is easy to forget when there are numerous tasks at hand, but since it's where we will spend the rest of our lives, we should all be devoting more time to our consideration of where we are headed...
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Go Opposite in the Face of Uncertainty
As COVID-19 uncertainty spreads around the world at an exponential pace, the global community is finding out that reacting quickly to the societal and economic disruptions that the virus creates, no matter how agile a reactor you are, it's not good enough and quite frankly, is simply not working. With disruptive changes moving so fast, ev...
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The Cost of Saying "No" Just Got Expensive
2020 brought with it a new decade with a strong stock market and strong growth forecasts. In January, companies were growing and everyone was looking at 2020 to be a transformational year in a booming global economy. Then, suddenly, we went to alarming numbers in the stock market, a lockdown of all nonessential businesses, unemployment and the n...
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This Is A Defining Moment. Will You Squander It?
New Year's Day 2020 was the dawn of a new year, a new decade, and a strong stock market with strong growth forecastsdespite being an election yearin which a high level of uncertainty is prevalent. But now, with the global pandemic causing a much higher level of uncertainty, it's never been more important to ask, "What are we certain about?" ...
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In Uncertain Times You Have More Control Than You Realize
When an individual or organization fears change and are uncertain, it's usually in regard to digital technology disrupting their status quo or from new, fast-moving competition. While I myself have discussed at length these fears and many more, few would have thought that in the early stages of 2020, our economy would be in a downturn, we would ...
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