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How to build a business strategy

Whether it’s the end of the year, the beginning of the year, or any point in between, there is never a better time than now to review your business strategy. It’s something that savvy executives do on a regular basis and can be prompted by a desire to check that things are evolving as they should for the business or an external factor such as a new competitor in the marketplace.

But what if your business doesn’t feel like it has a strategy at all? Or you want to throw out what you’ve got and start from scratch? There are plenty of models and consultants who can advise you on creating a strategy for your company but at a basic level it’s actually very simple.

How To Make Project Decisions

Projects are full of decisions: everything from how are we going to deal with this huge risk down to what are we doing for our end of year celebration lunch. As the project manager, making a lot of these decisions will fall to you, with input from the others on the team and key stakeholder groups. Oh, wait. That’s pretty much everyone who has ever had anything to do with the project.

Decision making on projects is difficult because so many people have an opinion about the right thing to do. That’s why having a process for making  decisions is really helpful, as it structures your thought processes and provides a fair and transparent framework for moving the project through the  decision point. 

Four Ways To Improve Your Leadership Skills

  • 12 December 2014
  • Author: Bruce Harpham
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For business Project managers rely on their leadership skills to get work done. What exactly is leadership? Author and speaker John C. Maxwell put it, “leadership is influence.” That short definition simplifies the complexities of leadership.

To become more effective, you need to increase your influence. Consider these four avenues to develop your leadership. All of these ideas can work alone. For the best results, combine them!

Innovation – “Something is happening and we do know what it is”

  • 2 December 2014
  • Author: Hans Buskes
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"There’s something happening and you don’t know what it is", is a line from a Bob Dylan song. When speaking about innovation, we better rephrase it: "something’s happening and we do know what it is." It is disruption. In almost any market segment. 

Want innovation? Get creative!

Do you want to be more innovative? Innovation is essentially the process of making changes to the current status quo by introducing new products, ideas or ways of working. And to come up with new ideas you need to be creative.

Fostering an environment where your team can be creative will help you tap into innovative ideas. Supportive, creative workplaces are hot houses for innovation. So if you want to make sure your company is at the front of the pack, get creative. Here are some tips for supporting innovation in your team.

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