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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-18_no-1_Jan_01-2018 January 1st, 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 December 3rd, 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 November 12th, 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 October 20th, 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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vol-17_no-14_Oct_02-2017 October 1st, 2017

Small Acts Of Courage Create Big Results
The Myth Of Focus
Before Spending A Penny On Advertising
Three “Be’s” Of Leadership
Should I Get A Standing Desk?
The Chemistry of Trust

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