8020Info specializes in strategic planning, public consultation/ research, & marketing communications.
8020Info specializes in strategic planning, public consultation/ research, & marketing communications.
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Vol-20_No-16_Nov_23-2020

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we focus on pandemic leadership styles, taming Zoom, job impact statements, email marketing tips, 10 commandments for empowerment, and reducing unforeseen surprises in a complex operating environment. Enjoy!

The Best Pandemic Leadership Style
The Three Rules of Zoom
The Value of Job Impact Statements
Improving your Email Marketing
The 10 Commandments of Empowerment
System Surprises and Unintended Consequences

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Vol-20_No-15_Nov_02-2020

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we focus on reconciling tough decisions with ethics, the value of heart in your leadership, things to know when delivering bad news, amplifying your level of influence, and pressures on governance during the pandemic. Enjoy!

A Framework for Tough Decisions
Heart and Humanity: The Pandemic Superpower
Website Redesign: Getting it Right
Four Things to Avoid When Delivering Bad News
The List: Amplifying Your Level of Influence
Pandemic Pressure Points for Governance

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Vol-20_No-14_Oct_12-2020

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we cover myths and barriers to change, a creative “chaotic marketing” technique, the power of belonging, attention and focus, and eight archetypes of tension-suffused dilemmas. Enjoy!

Four Myths about Change Initiatives
Molokai Advertising (“chaotic marketing” technique)
The Power of Belonging
A Secret to Leading Work-From-Home Teams
The List: Eight Archetypes of Dilemmas
Focus as Strategy
What We’re Reading

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Vol-20_No-13_Sept_21-2020

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we focus on recovery from the hit on fundraising, selling in a difficult economy, leadership on equity issues, tips on dealing with big new problems, and how we tend to react to expectations (plus a bonus on what we’re reading). Enjoy!

Non-Profit Fundraising Guide for 2020
Sales in a Difficult Economy
Don’t Be Afraid to Be Bold on Equity
Three Conversations to Have with your Team
The Four Tendencies
Don’t Get Stuck on Change
What We’re Reading: Into the Uncharted

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Vol-20_No-12_Aug_31-2020

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we focus on exploring more “why” questions, making it easy to follow your presentations, supporting your sales team, 11 paradoxes that managers must balance, and how COVID can change senior leadership dynamics. Enjoy!

The Eight “Whys”
Four Tips For Easy-To-Follow Presentations
Aiding The Sales Team
Two Questions To Improve Decision-Making
11 Paradoxes Of Management
How COVID Can Cause Cracks In Board Dynamics

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Vol-20_No-11_Aug_10-2020

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we cover six barriers that hamper strategy development, trouble-causing leadership styles, premium pricing, remote work, the psychology of persuasion, and dealing with uncertainty . Enjoy!


Why Your Strategy Isn’t Working
Beware Of These Leadership Styles
Premium Pricing: The Right And Wrong Way
Remote vs. In-Office Work
The Psychology of Influence and Persuasion
Flying In The Face of Uncertainty

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Vol-20_No-10_July_20-2020

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we focus on learning your way through a crisis, what to say when someone cries, handling hostile audiences, strategic forecasting, and seven great habits that have met the test of time. Enjoy!

Learning Your Way Through A Crisis
What To Say When Someone Cries At Work
Handling Hostile Audiences
How To Test New Products Or Services
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Using Different Management Muscles

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Vol-20_No-9_June_29-2020

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we focus on the journey involved in learning about racism, improving how your organization listens, employee burnout, the case for content marketing, and recovering your momentum. Enjoy!

Racism: The Learning Journey
How An Organization Listens
The Costs Of Being A Caring Manager
The Biggest Myth About Employee Burnout
Making A Case For Content Marketing
Recovering Your Momentum

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Vol-20_No-7_June_8-2020

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at the regression phase of a crisis, design lessons from architecture school, listening in times of chaos, updating your own “subconscious normal”, and a list of reference-checking questions. Enjoy!

Dealing With The Pandemic’s Regression Phase
Lessons From Architecture School
The Three Pandemic Plans You Need
Addressing Your Own “New Normal”
Questions for Reference Checking
Listening in Times of Chaos


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Vol-20_No-7_May_18-2020

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we focus on the elastic tension between your leadership vision and current reality, plus tips on reducing Zoom fatigue, communicating in high-stress situations, and whether it’s time to reconsider your brand positioning. Enjoy!

Rubber Band Leadership
Five Ways To Combat Zoom Fatigue
Selling In A Pandemic
Two Mantras For Our Times
Do You Need A New Brand Category?
Communicating in High-Stress Situations

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