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8020Info specializes in strategic planning, public consultation/ research, & marketing communications.
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Vol-19_No-16_Nov_18-2019

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we focus on rules for making better decisions, delivering bad news, interviewing more effectively, reframing your approach to marketing, and ten ways to spot exceptional employees. Enjoy!

Three Rules for Better Decision-making
Avoid These Mistakes When Conveying Bad News
Improve Your Interviewing With These Questions
Assume Your Employees Are Afraid Of You
The List: Skills of Exceptional Employees
Seth Godin on Marketing

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Vol-19_No-15_Oct_28-2019

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we focus on the impact of competition on creativity, meeting tips for team leaders, marketing from a fox perspective, a website review checklist, and questions to guide you to a vision for your organization. . Enjoy!

Tips For Better Meetings
Marketing With A Fox Perspective
Signs Of A Bad Leader
Tension Between Competition And Creativity
Nine Things To Remove From Your Website
Questions to Find Vision


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Vol-19_No-12_Aug_26-2019

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at finding the balance between challenging and supporting your team, the 10 stories leaders tell, a case for consistency, how marketing aligns with sensitivity to time and money, and usability rules to help improve customer interactions. . Enjoy!

The Challenge-Support Ratio
How People Decide To Purchase
Consistently Be Consistent
Tips For Remote Teams
The List: 10 Stories Leaders Tell
Check Your Client Interactions

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Vol-19_No-11_Aug_05-2019

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we focus on marketing to the primal brain, recruiting mistakes that leave you with second-best candidates, discovery questions to ask other leaders, and an approach to help teams that are stuck by creating psychological safety and focusing on workability. Enjoy!

Marketing To The Primal Brain
The Most Expensive Mistake In Recruiting
Leaders And Followers, Differences And Similarities
Think Before You Respond
Questions To Ask Other Leaders
Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again


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vol-18_no-16_nov_12-2018

This edition of the 8020Info Water Cooler marks issue #300 — a major milestone for us. It represents more than half a million words shared on a tri-weekly schedule since our first edition was published April 30, 2001.

Our goal has always been to bring you actionable insights relevant to your leadership in non-profit, public sector and small business organizations. After going through our library of past articles, we are pleased to share some favourites — our own, and many based on reader feedback.

Thank you for your continuing interest in our newsletter. Enjoy!


Six Key Leadership Decisions
Four Levels of Culture Change
Questions For Reviewing Marketing Materials
Strategy’s Companion… Change
For Focus, You Must Dare To Say No
Thanks for the Feedback


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vol-18_no-12_Aug_20-2018

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we offer suggestions on how to be a responsible idea generator, the importance and use of visuals in marketing,  how to approach recruiting new board members, and we explore the emotional and trust factors related to smart devices. Enjoy!

Beyond Words In Marketing
How To Be A Responsible Idea Guy
How To Support A Decision You Don’t Agree With
Handling The Alliance Builder From Hell
Picking Board Members
Using Smart Assistants

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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-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-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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