Tag Archives: Business Management

The Strategic Mindset: 6 Steps for Your Business Today

Over the years, the notion has developed that strategic planning is something that only huge businesses with huge staffs and huge budgets can undertake in any codified, structured way. This post is designed to dispel that myth. In fact, strategic planning is really about developing an habitual strategic mindset and folding that mindset into your existing business planning and implementation practices. In one hour, you can get yourself and your team or business on the road to a strategic plan. Continue reading

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Of Leadership on the Edge: Leslie’s 2011 GEM Commencement Address

In December of 2011, I was humbled by my UCD Cohort IV peers: they asked me to deliver our commencement address. They also came through when I asked them for their parting thoughts. Here is the video of the presentation: a compilation of ideas from a group of very smart folks, and my particular call to leadership. Continue reading

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If You Say It, Will They Come?

Vice President Biden made the case for the Obama administration that the U.S. will lead the clean energy charge—again. If the administration says it enough times, will it come true? Sure! George Bush did the same the with the economy in 2000, and it worked. Only this time, the strategy is founded on something much, much more real. Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner? Why a strategy for your business can improve your day!

Is meal planning comparable to a business strategy? Yes! Find out how, and pass the dinner rolls… Continue reading

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Authentic Communications: Get it Done without Going Crazy

For sustainable and local businesses, an authentic approach to communications are a must. Here are a few basic tips and a workshop you can attend to learn how to get the job done without having this aspect of your business take over. Continue reading

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E-waste Solutions that Go Beyond the “Reuse Art Project”

MotherJones.com Econumdrum blogger Kiera Butler suggests the solution to our out-moded floppies is to turn them into wall art. I suggest we turn them over to competent recyclers who can harvest materials to go back into the manufacturing stream. What do you think is the answer for you, as a consumer or business professional? What is the message that you want to send as you manage your e-waste? Continue reading

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