8020Info specializes in strategic planning, public consultation/ research, & marketing communications.
8020Info specializes in strategic planning, public consultation/ research, & marketing communications.
See our 8020Info Water Cooler for the latest highlights of interest to managers and leaders.

Blog Archives

 

Vol-22_No-07_May_09-2022

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at promoting change, encouraging staff, better check-in conversations, T-shape skill sets and knowing when it’s time to pull the plug. Enjoy!

Two Techniques for Promoting Change
Focus Your Check-In Conversations
The One-Minute Manager’s Top Takeaway
Scratch the Degree Requirement
When To Pull the Plug
Consider Hiring “T-Shaped” Leaders
Reading: A New Way to Think
Reading: Range (Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World)

Continue Reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Vol-22_No-07_May_09-2022

 

Vol-22_No-06_Apr_18-2022

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look leadership fears, managing polarized workforces, making human connection, finding meaning in data, and opening the gate blocking customers from your online content. Enjoy!

Five Fears of Leadership
Managing a Polarized Workforce
Five Questions to Build Human Connection
Opening your Information Gate
The Model: Matching Meaning to the Math
Setting Your Team Up for Success
Reading: Corruptible | The Imagination Machine

Continue Reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Vol-22_No-06_Apr_18-2022

 

Vol-22_No-05_Mar_28-2022

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at seven types of rest, how to help teams thrive in the months ahead, the science of blockbusters, when (or not) to wait til the last minute, barriers to dialogue, and why good employees quit. Enjoy!

The Seven Types of Rest
Help Your Team to Thrive Post-Pandemic
The Science of Blockbusters
Why Wait Til the Last Minute?
The List: Why Good Employees Quit (and What to Do)
When Tensions Make Dialogue Difficult
Reading: Suddenly Hybrid | The Exponential Age

Continue Reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Vol-22_No-05_Mar_28-2022

 

Vol-22_No-04_Mar_07-2022

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at post-pandemic rehabilitation, avoiding group think, factors that influence trust and referability, and how the times may favour talent recruitment. Enjoy!

Take Time to Rehabilitate from the Pandemic
Tips for Avoiding Team Group Think
Improving your Google Ranking
The Great Recruiting Opportunity
Factors Affecting Organizational Trust
Do your habits enhance referability?
Reading: The First, The Few, The Only | Cultures of Belonging
Reading: The Age of AI

Continue Reading

Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Vol-22_No-04_Mar_07-2022

 

Vol-22_No-03_Feb_14-2022

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at updates to a marketing classic, balancing the paradoxes of leadership, HR trends for 2022, a list of decision-making steps, what we’re reading and determining when to concede. Enjoy!

Kotler on Marketing, Today
The Workplace, Today and Tomorrow
Paradoxes of Leadership
An Economic Historian on Five Laws of Stupidity
Some Decision-Making Steps
On Whether to Concede
Reading: Compassionate Leadership | Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill

Continue Reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Vol-22_No-03_Feb_14-2022

 

Vol-22_No-02_Jan_24-2022

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we touch on The Project Economy, behavioural change, writing for presentations, celebrating invisible talent, recent tips for better serving users online, and adjusting to declining levels of trust in leaders. Enjoy!

Welcome to the Project Economy
Leading Behavioural Change
The Winning Communication Skill
Celebrate Your Invisible Talent
The List: Content Marketing Trends for 2022
It’s Always Been About Trust
Reading: Making Numbers Count | Chatter: The Voice in Our Head


Continue Reading

Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Vol-22_No-02_Jan_24-2022

 

Vol-22_No-01_Jan_3-2022

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at strategy “spines”, rethinking for better decisions, leadership peer groups, hybrid work, and a manifesto method to go from aspirational to actionable leadership statements. Enjoy!

Build a Strategy Spine to Counter Skeptics
Create a Leadership Peer Group in 2022
Write A Manifesto To Drive Change
Get Input to Make Hybrid Work
The List: Goals Beyond Project Completion
Pausing to Rethink in 2022
Reading: From Impressed to Obsessed | Think Again

Continue Reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Vol-22_No-01_Jan_3-2022

 

Vol-21_No-17_Dec_13-2021

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at leading hybrid teams, last impressions, and two checklists — for strategy clarity and aligning content with market segments. We also include some year-end shout-outs. Enjoy!

Five Rules for Leading a Hybrid Team
Checklist Questions for Strategy Clarity
The Loyalty Quandary
Make a Great Last Impression
The List: Aligning Content with Market Segments
Our 2021 Year-End Shout Out
Reading: The Future of the Office | How Will You Measure Your Life?

Continue Reading

Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Vol-21_No-17_Dec_13-2021

 

Vol-21_No-16_Nov_22-2021

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at how to step up your game as you move beyond pandemic concerns, overcome adversity, use social proof, encourage employees to stay with your organization, let others “own” their tasks, and why we avoid hybrid online/on-site formats for focus groups. Enjoy!

Stand Out, Aim Higher and Improve Your Team
The Three “Stay Conversations”
Add Social Proof to your Website
Giving Ownership
The List: Nine Beliefs to Overcome Adversity
Caution Against Hybrid Meetings
Reading: Bias Interrupted | Tiny Habits

Continue Reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Vol-21_No-16_Nov_22-2021

 

Vol-21_No-15_Nov_1-2021

ISSUE #350! In this 8020Info Water Cooler we focus on a strategy development theme to celebrate a special milestone — Issue #350! Below you’ll find some of our most referenced content from over the past 20+ years. Enjoy!

Strategy Is About Making Choices
Mission and Vision Frame Your Strategies
Strategy’s Companion … Change
Implementation Brings Your Strategy to Life
Five Zingers on Stakeholder Engagement
The List:  Planning Under Uncertainty
Bringing Values and Identity Into Strategy Development
Reading: The Guru Guide | Strategy Bites Back

Continue Reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Vol-21_No-15_Nov_1-2021

 

  • May 2022 (1)
  • April 2022 (1)
  • March 2022 (2)
  • February 2022 (1)
  • January 2022 (2)
  • December 2021 (1)
  • November 2021 (1)
  • October 2021 (2)
  • September 2021 (1)
  • August 2021 (2)
  • July 2021 (1)
  • June 2021 (2)
  • May 2021 (1)
  • April 2021 (2)
  • March 2021 (1)
  • February 2021 (1)
  • January 2021 (2)
  • December 2020 (1)
  • November 2020 (2)
  • October 2020 (1)
  • September 2020 (1)
  • August 2020 (2)
  • July 2020 (1)
  • June 2020 (2)
  • May 2020 (1)
  • April 2020 (2)
  • March 2020 (1)
  • February 2020 (2)
  • January 2020 (1)
  • December 2019 (1)
  • November 2019 (1)
  • October 2019 (2)
  • September 2019 (1)
  • August 2019 (2)
  • July 2019 (1)
  • June 2019 (2)
  • May 2019 (1)
  • April 2019 (2)
  • March 2019 (1)
  • February 2019 (1)
  • January 2019 (2)
  • December 2018 (1)
  • November 2018 (1)
  • October 2018 (1)
  • September 2018 (2)
  • August 2018 (1)
  • July 2018 (2)
  • June 2018 (1)
  • May 2018 (2)
  • April 2018 (1)
  • March 2018 (2)
  • February 2018 (1)
  • January 2018 (2)
  • December 2017 (1)
  • November 2017 (1)
  • October 2017 (2)
  • September 2017 (1)
  • August 2017 (1)
  • July 2017 (2)
  • June 2017 (1)
  • May 2017 (2)
  • April 2017 (1)
  • March 2017 (2)
  • February 2017 (1)
  • January 2017 (2)
  • December 2016 (1)
  • November 2016 (2)
  • October 2016 (1)
  • September 2016 (2)
  • August 2016 (1)
  • July 2016 (1)
  • June 2016 (2)
  • May 2016 (1)
  • April 2016 (2)
  • March 2016 (1)
  • February 2016 (1)
  • January 2016 (2)
  • December 2015 (1)
  • November 2015 (2)
  • October 2015 (1)
  • September 2015 (2)
  • August 2015 (1)
  • July 2015 (2)
  • June 2015 (1)
  • May 2015 (1)
  • April 2015 (2)
  • March 2015 (2)
  • February 2015 (1)
  • January 2015 (1)
  • December 2014 (1)
  • November 2014 (2)
  • October 2014 (1)
  • September 2014 (2)
  • August 2014 (1)
  • July 2014 (2)
  • June 2014 (1)
  • May 2014 (2)
  • April 2014 (1)
  • March 2014 (2)
  • February 2014 (1)
  • January 2014 (1)
  • December 2013 (2)
  • November 2013 (1)
  • October 2013 (1)
  • September 2013 (2)
  • August 2013 (1)
  • July 2013 (2)
  • June 2013 (1)
  • May 2013 (2)
  • April 2013 (1)
  • March 2013 (2)
  • February 2013 (1)
  • January 2013 (1)
  • December 2012 (2)
  • November 2012 (1)
  • October 2012 (1)
  • September 2012 (2)
  • August 2012 (1)
  • July 2012 (2)
  • June 2012 (1)
  • May 2012 (2)
  • April 2012 (1)
  • March 2012 (2)
  • February 2012 (1)
  • January 2012 (2)
  • December 2011 (1)
  • November 2011 (1)
  • October 2011 (2)
  • September 2011 (1)
  • August 2011 (2)
  • July 2011 (1)
  • June 2011 (2)
  • May 2011 (1)
  • April 2011 (2)
  • March 2011 (1)
  • February 2011 (1)
  • January 2011 (2)
  • December 2010 (1)
  • November 2010 (2)
  • October 2010 (1)
  • September 2010 (1)
  • August 2010 (2)
  • July 2010 (1)
  • June 2010 (2)
  • May 2010 (1)
  • April 2010 (2)
  • March 2010 (1)
  • February 2010 (2)
  • January 2010 (1)

  • This is a line break