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8020Info specializes in strategic planning, public consultation/ research, & marketing communications.
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Vol-19_No-04_Mar_11-2019

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we discuss flywheels and how to build these drivers of organizational momentum, questions to identify strategic thinkers, injecting artistic approaches into your work, and triggers for rethinking your organizational structure. Enjoy!

The Jim Collins Flywheel
Screening Job Candidates For Strategic Thinking
Find Your Artistry
Signs Of Machiavellian Personality Disorder
The Model:  Building Your Flywheel
Triggers For New Organizational Structure

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Vol-19_No-03_Feb_18-2019

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we focus on insight-producing questions — questions to explore complex issues, balance personal interactions, dissect decisions and outcomes, hire more effectively, and chill out heated conversations. Enjoy!

The Good, The Bad, And The Decision
A Big Question To Ask Regularly
Questions For Small Business Hiring
Dissecting The Heated Conversation
Six Types of Socratic Questions
It’s All In The Timing

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Vol-19_No-02_Jan_28-2019

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at how long it takes to develop strategy, questions to help teams succeed, the risk of cyber threats, and two novel brainstorming techniques. Enjoy!

You Don’t Crank Out Strategy
The Eight Team Roles
Beware Of Cyberattacks Even If You’re Small
Two Unusual Brainstorming Techniques
The List: Questions For A New Team
Don’t Give Up Too Early

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Vol-19_No-01_Jan_07-2019

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we share tips on planning for the new year, voice-activated technologies, four “Rules of Waiting”, and a model of work arrangements for the pool of talent past retirement age. Enjoy!

Planning For The New Year
There Is No Requirement To Plan
Developing An Ethical Plan For 2019
The Non-Waiting Game
Work Arrangements For Older Employees
Voice-Activated Devices

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vol-18_no-17_Dec_03-2018

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we discuss dealing with four types of difficult behaviour, customer decision fatigue, ways to improve your hiring, and a new feature called “The List” — in this issue, it’s a short list of how perfectionists get in their own way. Season’s greetings to all our clients, friends and readers of The 8020Info Water Cooler. Enjoy!

Dealing With Difficult People
Overcoming Your Customer’s Decision Fatigue
How To Improve Your Hiring
Making Flexibility Work
How Perfectionists Get In Their Own Way
Our 2018 Year-End Shout Out

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vol-18_no-16_nov_12-2018

This edition of the 8020Info Water Cooler marks issue #300 — a major milestone for us. It represents more than half a million words shared on a tri-weekly schedule since our first edition was published April 30, 2001.

Our goal has always been to bring you actionable insights relevant to your leadership in non-profit, public sector and small business organizations. After going through our library of past articles, we are pleased to share some favourites — our own, and many based on reader feedback.

Thank you for your continuing interest in our newsletter. Enjoy!


Six Key Leadership Decisions
Four Levels of Culture Change
Questions For Reviewing Marketing Materials
Strategy’s Companion… Change
For Focus, You Must Dare To Say No
Thanks for the Feedback


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vol-18_no-15_oct_22-2018

In this edition of The 8020Info Water Cooler we discuss how doubt affects decision making, the benefits of being a “caring coach” for customers, the downside of to-do lists, and ways to keep learning at work. Plus, we invite your input for our special 300th anniversary issue of The 8020Info Water Cooler. Enjoy!

Doubt And Decision-Making
Become The Caring Coach
Why To-Do Lists Cause Distress
Try The Five-Hour Rule
Overcoming Barriers To Learning
Input For Our Next Issue

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vol-18_no-14_Oct_01-2018

In this edition of The 8020Info Water Cooler we discuss options for growth, how to win back trust, negotiation tips, stalled projects, focus for meetings and quick-to-read sources for leadership ideas. Enjoy!

The 10 Paths To Growth
Winning Back Trust With A Colleague
A Solution For Stalled Projects
Two Tips To Improve Your Negotiations
Daily Sources for Leadership Ideas
Find Focus For Your Meetings

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vol-18_no-13_Sep_10-2018

In this edition of the 8020Info Water Cooler we share ways to strengthen your decision making, save your organization money, discuss why social media background checks may come with risks, and how to alleviate hidden resistance to organizational transformation. Enjoy!

Eight Ways To Save
Why Social Media Background Checks Are Dumb
Some Tips On Decision-Making
Some Hot Sriracha Lessons
Mindsets Underpin Transformation
Communication Arch-Enemies

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vol-18_no-12_Aug_20-2018

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we offer suggestions on how to be a responsible idea generator, the importance and use of visuals in marketing,  how to approach recruiting new board members, and we explore the emotional and trust factors related to smart devices. Enjoy!

Beyond Words In Marketing
How To Be A Responsible Idea Guy
How To Support A Decision You Don’t Agree With
Handling The Alliance Builder From Hell
Picking Board Members
Using Smart Assistants

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