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The easy way (and the hard way) to get leads and sell your services
вЂњIвЂ™ve tried that, it didnвЂ™t workвЂ¦вЂќ I was having a discussion with an owner of a B2B creative services firm about his business development process. He had a strong business that heвЂ™d built by leveraging his personal network, but he wanted to see more growth. This is a business owner whoвЂ™s aggressive and isnвЂ™t afraid to take a risk and try something, but sales tactic or process heвЂ™s tried ever got any traction. His business sort of sputtered along from year to year вЂ” one year itвЂ™s up 15% the next year down 10%. He wanted me to give him the answer, the one method or trick that was going to Continue Reading В»
WhoвЂ™s your вЂњteacherвЂќ? WhoвЂ™s your mentor?
When I was a young executive in a corporate job I met a woman named Marylin Dyer Blair. Marylin had a PhD in Industrial Psychology that she had earned in the 70вЂ™s. She was barely five-feet tall, with short gray hairвЂ”the kind of person that itвЂ™s easy to underestimate. But to do so would be a mistake! Marylin had great wisdom and insight into people, communication, and culture. She was a tremendous advisor to me in those days. At that time I had a lot of opinions aboutвЂ”well, everything. But the ones I had (and couldnвЂ™t help sharing) about how the business should be run were getting me into Continue Reading В»
Finding Where Goals and Resources Intersect | Non-Profit Case Study
вЂњVision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.вЂќ В
Japanese proverb In business, as in life, resources are limited; and few organizations feel the squeeze of resources quite like non-profits and associations. Unfortunately, the vision and goals of such organizations are often developed in strategic planning processes without ever considering the biggest barrier to success: the available resources in which to achieve these goals. If you donвЂ™t heavily consider resources when making plans, you risk having your visions defeated by resource reality. It is a very Continue Reading В»