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The Most Powerful Tool You Have Has No Dollar Cost

No matter what stage of business you are in, here is a new year’s resolution you can keep. This is my holiday gift to you.

Use a contrarian PERSPECTIVE!
Whatever you are doing now, turn it upside down.
This ACTION refreshes your mindset.

See a crowd? Run another way.

Imagine you are standing on a hill.  
View your business and the market from the highest point.
Describe how you can find your business from that spot.

Use the adverbs: why, when, what, how, and where to guide your plan.

Here are tips for doing a contrarian PERSPECTIVE:

Why are you doing this? Identify your purpose beyond making a profit or a name for yourself, and link all your steps back to your purpose.
When is everything in place to launch? Set a date.

What needs to change from what you’re already doing? Add on, remove something to preserve resources?

How to set it up with priorities?

Where to place it (your tools like signs, broadcasts.)? Placement is one of the core P’s of marketing!  Where can you start?

Keep moving. And, as actor Andy Garcia said, “You’re going to fall; just fall forward.” -MC

Business Insights, Leadership Insights, Marketing, planning, SEO, Shared Leadership, social media, Value, Workplace

How New Paradigms Affect Your Company Culture

This article raises several salient issues that are emerging as the core of new companies.
One comment sounded the death knell for the top-down driven organization. The model has been on the downslide since the 1990’s. Large corporations will have difficulty with this one especially since they associate power with offices and titles.
Also, this discussion makes the most sense about social media, the outlets, measurement and influence.
Carolyn Myss, Anatomy of the Spirit, supports the writer’s findings as well. She describes how we have moved from a tribal mindset, through the independent mindset and must embrace an interdependent mindset to continue our evolution as people and a species.
Another important resource is Peter Senge’s work, The Fifth Discipline, on the learning organization.
This is a lively topic for debate and I welcome your insights. Please comment below.
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Behavior, career, change, communication, executive, fulfillment, planning, Value, Visionary, Wisdom, Workplace

Will Female Majority In the Workplace Force Changes?

The title of this article, , prompted this post. I think it is deceiving. More accurately, it may mark the end of male domination in the workplace and be the final step toward pay parity.
I am not a “basher” on any topic, especially the “battle of the sexes.” What I took from this commentary was the opportunity to progress. Jeannie (Genie) is not going back into the bottle
Here are ways I see from my experience and practice that can influence the work arena:
  • Just like women perceive colors differently, they can lead differently, too. Feedback and active listening are key success factors and leave a “quarterback” mentality in the dust. Leading a team rather than being the lone star is highly effective.
  • Women work differently than men. The female perspective is different. More cooperation and less competition is welcome in this strange economy.
  • We may see a return to a committed work ethic because historically women would do tasks and take on projects that men would not touch. Generational attitudes affect this, too.
  • The rigid vertical organizational “chart” will change as women gain in leadership positions. We will likely see more circular and matrix linked organizations working together. This thinking began in the late 1980’s under the “innovation umbrella” a la and quality circles. Women enjoy collaboration so we may see a surge in this activity.
  • Recruiting attitudes and energy will change. Women now have a stronger voice and will ask for conditions that serve them beyond on-site nurseries.
  • We are moving into an age of diplomacy like never before. Remember, it was attention and support to the League of Nations at a time the U.S. was turning toward isolationism. Her efforts helped move the League of Nations into the United Nations.
  • As the world population is more than 50% female, we are finally employing the full force of half our resources into play. Imagine splitting yourself in half and attempting to be fully functional.
What are your current and past experiences?
Do you see any changes in your own lives? 

Please comment. -MC

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