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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-21_No-16_Nov_22-2021 November 21st, 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

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Vol-21_No-15_Nov_1-2021 October 31st, 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

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Vol-21_No-14_Oct_11-2021 October 11th, 2021

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at biases towards authority, negativity and proximity, auditing your web content, polishing your daily management micro-habits, and leading when you’re stressed. Enjoy!

Leading When Stressed
Auditing your Web Content
Beware of Authority Bias on your Board
Explore Your Proximity Bias
Micro-Habits of High-Impact Managers
Nesting Strategies in Context
Reading: Beyond Collaboration Overload | Changing Minds

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Vol-21_No-13_Sept_20-2021 September 19th, 2021

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at factors causing failure in forming and implementing strategy, along with tips on productively handling pressure, modes of delivering value, and recruiting for decision-making skills. Enjoy!

Five Fundamental Factors for Strategy Execution
The Three Flavours of Value
Flip the Script
Hiring for Decision-making Ability
Handling Pressure
Strategies Are Built on Choices
Reading: Four Thousand Weeks | Amazon Unbound

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Vol-21_No-12_Aug_30-2021 August 29th, 2021

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at deciding between online and in-person meetings, improving employee experiences, the power of praise, avoiding pop-ups, styles for managing conflict, and tips on saying “no”. Enjoy!

Planning Your Hybrid Meetings
Strategically Defining the Employee Experience
The Power of Praise
Beware of Irritating Users with Pop-ups
The Model: Five Styles for Managing Conflict
Sidestepping Pushback When You Say “No”
Reading: Who Not How | Influence | Nudge

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