If anyone understands the importance of knowledge and information management, it’s sports teams. Major and minor sports teams track, monitor, and analyze every player’s health, their progress, their every movement to determine their value. They use the knowledge generated from sales of merchandise, tickets, and concessions to help guide future ticket price and merchandise decisions. […]
The Post Labour Day Hustle: 5 Ways to Professional Euphoria
It’s just past Labour Day and we’re back at it. We know that this month is the month we hit it hard, dig deep, and settle in. It’s three months from year end and nothing in sight but poor weather and the potential for professional euphoria. Fresh from weeks of summer vacation and personal soul […]
What Kind of Problem Solver Are You? Absolver? Resolver? Solver? Dissolver?
Wise words come quickly. I am re-posting a short entry, in its entirety, from a blog I am a fan of, “Knowledge Jolt With Jack”. Jack always gets to the root of it quickly and succinctly. Here he does it again, as he looks at how we approach “firefighting” in our daily professional lives. While […]
Redefining Business Storytelling for Influence and Greatest Impact
Analytics is everything. We obsess about them. We chart them. Monitor. Evaluate, re-evaluate. Add new factors, segments, demographics. To do what? To sell a story to the decision makers we work with and for, your executive team, or your client team. Analytics and knowledge management is a massive piece of the puzzle, for certain. However, […]
Design. Thinking. Design Thinking.
Working with professionals in the architectural industry, it is easy to constrict the definition of design to the places and spaces they create. Recently, I was reminded that design is not a noun or the thing that is. Design is a process that we undertake to solve a problem. As professionals we often want to […]
I am a Professional; Why am I Marketing Instead of Being Said Professional?
Every consultant, every small business, every professional can relate to the relentless and overwhelming struggle to balance business development and marketing activities with completing actual client workload. You must do good work to get future work, but you must also work on marketing yourself because what happens when the current work dries up? And we […]
How to be authentic amongst 29 million other “small” businesses in North America
Marketing and business development went from something professionals typically just didn’t do to something that we obsess about almost overnight. It used to be that professionals went to school, graduated with a professional designation, “hung a shingle” over the exterior door, and then did “good work” to generate a strong career path with lifelong client […]
The Four Most Common Perils of Implementing an Information Management System
Many firms spend a fortune implementing information management systems and then abandon the project mere months later when they fail to perform as hoped. Here are four reasons why those firms were doomed to fail at implementing their information management system: 1.They Treated the System Like a Tool Rather than a Resource A tool is […]
3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Shift Culture at Your Firm
Culture; every business place has one. In fact “culture” was Merriam-Webster’s 2014 word of the year. So what have you done to encourage a positive cultural work atmosphere? We hear about the positive culture at the Top 50 Places to Work, perhaps you’ve even read about some of the “far-fetched” and “big budget” expenditures these […]
Creating Time – How to Get More Out of Your Day
Time is the critical factor for each of us. Whether you’re in senior management, middle management, or just starting your career, priorities will forever conflict and consume your measly 24 hour day. This article is designed to help you capitalize on your strengths in order to become more efficient. Develop a mantra. When you look […]