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Manage the 4 in 80/20 DIFFERENTLY (4 of 4)

Managing the 4% Differently In this blog I’d like to underscore something that I see most people absolutely miss. It’s the reality that you need to manage the 20% (and even more the 4%) differently than how you manage anything

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Inward & Outward Facing 8020 (3of4)

The 80/20 Curve is U Shaped Have you ever asked 3 or 4 individuals in a company what the 20% that will generate 80% of the results is from their perspective? I’m guessing that if you do, you’ll get answers

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The 80/20 Promise (2of4)

Actively Embrace the AMBIGUITY Factor: In the last blog we talked about what the 80/20 rule is; e.g. a power law that confirms things aren’t equal, and that a small percentage of any distribution controls or impacts the majority of the

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The 80/20 Promise (1of4)

The 80/20 rule extends very promising possibilities. The idea of what could happen if you prioritized your time to work on “the stuff that really counts” can be quite compelling. The imagination of what’s possible if you spent the majority

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Delegation – Up-Leveling Your Game (2of2)

Ok, in the first blog on delegation, we looked at the importance of reversing how we think about and approach delegation, starting with focusing on the person to whom we are delegating.  In this second half of the series on improving your

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Delegation – Up-Leveling Your Game (1of2)

This is part one of a two part series on delegation. Let’s start with imagining that you had retained me as a consultant, and as we worked together, and the topic of delegation came up. What if I asked you how

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Information Management Maturity Levels and Lifecycle

Information management maturity (IMM) sounds like some dry boring stuffy topic; a conversation that you might hope to avoid being engaged in if possible. But what if I told you that it’s not dissimilar to the life cycle of humans and picking

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Goals and What You Can Learn from Rob Konrad

My inbox has numerous webinar advertisements, video’s, email invitations and “How to…” exposes this morning on the topic of goals. It’s a new year, perhaps you have something similar. But the best thing in this morning is the recounting of

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Working Smarter – 5 Strategies to Stay in the Zone

It happened to me this morning. I’m sure it happens to you as well. a key person on a project had worked hard all weekend, but most of the time on a project in which they were personally interested, while

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6 Critical Questions You Should Not Answer

Ok, you’re reading this blog, so I’m going to assume that you have been challenged, at least once, by attempting to get people to improve their performance.  Maybe it was a team, maybe direct reports, maybe a vendor, maybe another

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