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-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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vol-17_no-17_Dec_04-2017

In this issue of the Water Cooler we focus on web design for easier scanning, how decision-making is influenced by past investments, and managing a team with members who serve on multiple teams. And with this, our last issue for the year, we extend a special appreciation to all our Water Cooler subscribers and clients in 2017. Enjoy!

F-Shaped Reading And Your Web Site
Past Investments Can Sink Your Decision-Making
How To Stop Being A Micromanager
The Root Of Causal Analysis
Does Multi-Teaming Leave Your Team Overcommitted?
Our 2017 Year-End Shout Out

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vol-17_no-16_Nov_13-2017

In this issue of the Water Cooler we focus on developing strategic thinking skills, what pictures can do for team building, conversations that boost employee engagement, some alternatives when budget processes aren’t working, and avoiding change backlash. Enjoy.

Four Conversations To Boost Employee Engagement
A Photograph Can Spark 1,000 Words
Smart Questions For Improving Your Organization
Communicate in Advance to Avoid Change Backlash
Beyond Budgeting
Train Your Strategic Thinking Skills

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vol-17_no-15_Oct_23-2017

In this issue of the Water Cooler we touch on the value of critical thinking, a new approach to bring introverts into brainstorming, questions that help resolve conflict, delegation techniques, and using a “we can, if…” mindset. Enjoy.

How To Hire Critical Thinkers
Revolving Door Brainstorming Can Help Introverts
Questions To Resolve Conflict
Nostalgia, Patience, And Queues
Be More Comfortable Delegating
From Can’t Because to We Can-If

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