Blog Archives: Strategy

Saving Detroit: How visionary business leaders are transforming America’s cities and towns

09.07.2015  |  Posted by: admin  |  No Comments ››

The difference between prosperity and economic struggle comes down to one simple thing: a visionary business leader or leaders relentlessly fostering an audacious claim.

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Why is Uplifting Service So Important Right Now?

08.16.2015  |  Posted by: admin  |  No Comments ››

Today, providing excellent service is a differentiator, a way of winning in the market, earning higher margins, securing greater loyalty, claiming greater share of wallet, and bigger market share.

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Organizational Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

11.10.2014  |  Posted by: Ken Thiessen  |  No Comments ››

In concentrations of greater than 100 ppm carbon monoxide is a lethal, odourless, silent killer! Because it emits no odour or sound, it consumes its’ victims before they even realize the deadly trajectory life is headed. Organizational carbon monoxide poisoning functions in exactly the same way. The pervasive, murderous predator is a [...]

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“Marking” Your Coaching Territory – Differentiating Yourself

08.27.2014  |  Posted by: Ken Thiessen  |  1 Comment ››

If you’ve ever had a dog, you know that dogs like to “mark” their territory. We once had a purebred Japanese Chin. As cute as he was, he was obsessive about marking his territory, much to my wife’s chagrin. It got to the point where it was the dog or me. [...]

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Strategic Planning v3.0 – Strategic Thinking vs Strategic Planning

08.11.2014  |  Posted by: Ken Thiessen  |  1 Comment ››

The words “strategic planning” send chills down the spine of most reasonable people.  That’s due in part to less than positive experiences in a process that was called “strategic planning.”  Given the option of watching paint dry or engaging a strategic planning process, most would choose the former.  Consultants like me share a significant degree [...]

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