June 25, 2012

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Development Goals for Managers: Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning is the ability to continuously learn new things throughout your career. It is an essential soft skill for managers who want to increase their professional potential. In this article, you will find a step-by-step guide on how to add lifelong learning goals to your personal development plan. Learning Ends When You Get Your […]

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January 12, 2012

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Your Next Thirty Days

Do you want to build widely successful strategies for your organization this year? Then, try something new in your next thirty days. Instead of starting initiatives with strategic analysis and planning, start them by validating their key objectives. Objectives First Successful strategists are the ones who deliver great results. If you closely look at their work, […]

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October 3, 2011

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Top 5 LinkedIn Groups for Strategists

One way to stay in touch with the latest trends in corporate strategy is to be connected to our community. After doing some in-depth research, I am now connected to a few LinkedIn groups that I consider most valuable for our profession. [*Please note that you need to be logged in to LinkedIn to be […]

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September 26, 2011

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Re-thinking Globalization After the Crisis

Even after the current global crisis is over, the world will never be the same. What implications does this crisis have in companies operating globally? The impacts are gradually becoming clearer. How Will the Crisis Affect Globalization? The World Bank Institute and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are promoting a series of debates about Globalization. […]

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September 19, 2011

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Modern Day Gold Prospectors

In your organization, who are the key people responsible for exploring the greatest opportunities and unveiling the most ambitious ideas? Are you one of them? Modern Explorers Being in close contact with the mining industry, I’ve learned about some jobs that are unique to that industry and, as a strategist, I’ve been particularly interested and […]

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September 5, 2011

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Conference Calling for Strategists

For most Strategists, conference calls are a way of life. The moment you land inside a large organization, you will be required to participate in conference calls with teams spread across the nation and the world. To help you manage these calls efficiently, I’ve come up with a countdown of the most common issues found […]

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August 29, 2011

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The Limiting World of Strategic Dichotomies and Trichotomies

You have two options: read this article now or read it in five minutes. This is a simple example of how limited your world can become when you restrict yourself to only two options. If restricting your options is so limiting, why do people tend to use this approach when elaborating their own strategies? Learning […]

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August 22, 2011

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Excellent Strategists Are Also Excellent Communicators

Strategists who excel in their careers are more likely to be strong communicators and building up your communication skills is the best way to fast track your career. When you communicate well, you are able to articulate your thoughts easily, get your points across, and add considerable value to your work. Early in my career, […]

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July 4, 2011

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How to Rescue a Meeting: A Step by Step Guide

You are in a meeting with a room full of people trying to follow a series of nebulous debates somewhat related to the meeting topic.  For the last twenty minutes, you’ve listened to discussions completely unrelated to the objective set for the meeting, and you’re starting to feel that you’re wasting your time. You take […]

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June 27, 2011

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Time Management for Strategists

Time is one of the most valuable nonrenewable assets we have; once time has passed, it is gone forever. So, it is critical that we, as strategists, use this asset wisely and keep control over our time and availability. Indeed, time management has become so important to me that I am constantly looking for ways to […]

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June 20, 2011

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Practical Ways to Apply your Strategic Management Skills

Have you been wondering how you can put your strategic management skills to work? Even if your current job description doesn’t mention strategic management, applying your strategic skills can add considerable value to your organization and fast track your professional development. It’s also a great way to transition into a more strategy-related position. Before pursuing […]

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