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8020Info specializes in strategic planning, public consultation/ research, & marketing communications.
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The 8020Info Water Cooler

Our newsletter is created to keep you abreast of some of the latest news and information of interest to small businesses, non-profits and public sector organizations. Water coolers are often the place where the best ideas are shared and we hope this newsletter — which we publish every three weeks — can serve a similar function in our own communities.

 

Vol-22_No-09_June 20-2022 June 19th, 2022

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at inclusive strategic planning, employees you can’t fire, three intelligences, decision trees, smallest viable audiences, and 20 questions for leaders. Enjoy!

The Power of Inclusive Strategic Planning
Firing the “Indispensable” One
The Smallest Viable Audience
Speak to Three Intelligences
20 Questions for Leaders
Whose To-Do List Is It Anyway?
Reading: Navigate the Swirl
Reading: Simple Rules – How to Thrive In A Complex World

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Vol-22_No-08_May_30-2022 May 29th, 2022

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at engaging different types of stakeholders, seven distractions to avoid, how to simplify your case to make it more persuasive, what we’re reading, and tips to ensure you’re solving the right problem. Enjoy!

The Engagement Onion
Seven Stupid Distractions to Eliminate
The Simpler Way to Be More Persuasive
Marketing in the Post-Pandemic Era
The List: Solving the Right Problem
Whose To-Do List Is It Anyway?
Reading: Good Strategy Bad Strategy | The Crux
Reading: The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward

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Vol-22_No-07_May_09-2022 May 8th, 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)

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Vol-22_No-06_Apr_18-2022 April 17th, 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

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Vol-22_No-05_Mar_28-2022 March 27th, 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

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