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-18_no-10_July_9-2018

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we discuss ways to avoid a summer slump, how to network in a positive way, investing in ethical sensibility, how to respond to an abundance of meetings and emails, and we highlight some content tips to keep in mind when posting on social media. Enjoy!

Avoiding A Summer Slump
Invest In Ethical Sensibility
Take The Email Oath
Networking The Positive Way
Meeting and Email Trauma
Don’t Spam Your Base


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vol-18_no-9_June_18-2018

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we’ve flagged five mindsets you should avoid, ways to become an employer of choice, how best your organization could use data, and a new adaptation of the four P’s of marketing. Enjoy!

Five Mindsets to Avoid
Forget the 4 P’s; Try The Four M’s
The Myth Of Never Give Up
Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Doesn’t Work
How Do I Get Started With Data?
Employers Of Choice


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vol-18_no-8_May_28-2018

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we’ve pulled together a variety of insights to help you improve your emotional intelligence, customer service practices, reference checking, and undercurrents that lead to strategic drift. Enjoy!

The 10 Commandments Of Emotional Intelligence
Six Customer Service Practices To Reconsider
The Beginner’s Bubble
Avoid Reminder Emails To Job Candidates
Questions for Reference Checks
Drifting Off Strategy


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vol-18_no-7_May_07-2018

In this issue of the 8020Info Water Cooler we highlight differences between strategy work and other key activities. You’ll also find notes on marketing to lazy learners and “whales”, and how to boost your productivity. Enjoy!

Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategy (Or Plans)
Management Of Whales
Video, Lazy Learners, And Your Organization
Becoming A Super Connector
Boost Your Productivity
Fluid Governance Focus

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vol-18_no-6_Apr_16-2018

In this issue of the 8020Info Water Cooler we highlight the benefits of leading from behind, finding the true value you bring to clients, different workstyles of makers and managers, and some tips from a recent presentation on crisis communications. Enjoy!

A Leadership Paradox To Embrace
How To Make Your Boring Organization Cool
What Real Value Do You Offer To Clients?
Abandon Bullet Points On Slides
Making vs. Managing
Communicating in a Crisis

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vol-18_no-5_Mar_26-2018

In this issue of the 8020Info Water Cooler we highlight a treasure trove of mental models, how to foster a culture of innovation, capture ideas, and learn from failure. Review your mix of eight key leadership dimensions and consider the value of pre-need recruiting practices. Enjoy!

A Treasure Trove Of Mental Models
Always Be Recruiting
Lessons From Failure
Getting Things Done: Capture Your Thoughts
Fostering Innovation
Eight Dimensions Of Leadership

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vol-18_no-4_Mar_05-2018

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at the SAUCE method for creating crisper marketing messages, questions for a non-profit organizational assessment, areas of focus for successful strategy execution, and the tendency to lead while distracted — and the need to resist that. Enjoy!

Four Questions To Ask A Non-Profit Board
Avoid Leading While Distracted
How To Avoid Unwanted Meetings
Handling Sales Objections
From Dull to Sharper Marketing
Executing Strategy

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vol-18_no-3_Feb_12-2018

In this issue of the 8020Info Water Cooler we look at a framework for using media in your marketing plans, tips on writing annual reports, a method to better manage organizational change, and thoughts on the illusion of knowledge. Enjoy!

Try the PESO Model In Your Marketing
How to Write a Non-Profit Annual Report
Learn the Math of Profitability
Great Questions To Ask When Top Talent Leaves
Kotter’s Rules on Change
Illusions of Knowledge

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vol-18_no-2_Jan_22-2018

In this issue of the 8020Info Water Cooler we focus on lots of tips — to defuse a tense meeting, onboard a new employee, consider what works in marketing, avoid “I Told You So”, and increase your productivity to reduce stress. Enjoy!

How To Save A Meeting That Becomes Tense
Three Tips For Onboarding
How To Avoid “I Told You So”
Remember The Other Side Of The Coin
Finding What Works In Marketing
Increasing Productivity To Reduce Stress

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vol-18_no-1_Jan_01-2018

In this issue of the 8020Info Water Cooler we focus on ways to prepare for 2018 — tips for reflecting on past performance, building new habits, and structuring new goals. Our team also put together some key “nuggets” of wisdom learned in 2017 that may help make your new year the best one yet. Enjoy!

Assess Your Leadership Competencies… To Improve
How To Build New Habits
Make Commitments Specific
Follow Your Energy
Stretch Goals or Strain Goals?
Our Team’s Tips for 2018

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