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A useful definition of art

Seth Godin Blog

Art is a human activity. It is the creation of something new, something that might not work, something that causes a viewer to be influenced. Art uses context and culture to send a message. Instead of only a contribution of beauty or craft, art adds intent. The artist works to create something generous, something that will change us. Art isn’t painting or canvas or prettiness. Art is work that matters. It’s entirely possible that you’re an artist. Everyone can be, if we choose

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A practical definition of reputation

Seth Godin Blog

Reputation is what people expect us to do next. It''s their expectation of the quality and character of the next thing we produce or say or do. We control our actions (even when it feels like we don''t) and our actions over time (especially when we think no one is looking) earn our reputation

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Does Your Definition of Leadership Exclude Women of Color?

Harvard Business

Traditional criteria leave too many qualified leaders behind. Race Leadership Diversity Digital Article

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New GDP Definitions: Solid, Liquid, Gas

MishTalk

The Advance GDP reading (first estimate) of third quarter GDP comes out tomorrow. Here’s a recap of six GDP estimates plus a bonus opinion as to what constitutes “solid” GDP growth. more…). Economics

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The Definitive Guide to Becoming a High-Growth Company

Why do some companies grow at a double-digit pace every year, while others experience nominal (or even flat) growth year over year? Discover the common attributes that your High-Growth Clients have in common as they outperform their competition in top-line growth!

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A Definitive Guide to the Brexit Negotiations

Harvard Business

This is in part because there are limitations to doing a truly comprehensive or definitive analysis in a situation where all of the facts are not in the public domain. After a heated political campaign, voters in the United Kingdom decided by a slim margin, on June 23, to exit the European Union, leading to a change in government. Now that a new prime minister has taken over, the next big question looms: How will the UK and EU negotiate their split?

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Character Defines a Leader’s Success

Rick Conlow

Character defines a leader’s success and legacy. For example, think of a leader you know. Answer these questions about that person’s character. Answers to these questions define a pattern or behavior. 10 Questions that Define a Person’s Character. Does the leader tell the truth?

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Kurdistan Leader Calls for "Self-Determination"; Kurds Sell Oil to Israel; Kerry's New Definition of "Intervention"

MishTalk

Something Short of Intervention Please note the new definition of intervention requires sending combat troops. Iraqi Kurdistan leader Massoud Barzani says '' the time is here '' for self-determination. Iraqi Kurdish President Massoud Barzani gave his strongest-ever indication on Monday that his region would seek formal independence from the rest of Iraq. Iraq is obviously falling apart,” he told CNN''s Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview.

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We Need to Expand Our Definition of Entrepreneurship

Harvard Business

A more useful definition might be someone who sees an opportunity to create value and is willing to take a risk to capitalize on that opportunity; some elements of this are opportunity spotting, risk taking, and value creation. The great entrepreneurs of the last century — folks like Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison — spawned huge companies that were designed around a model of scalable efficiency.

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“Idiosyncratic and Transitory Factors” Holding Down Inflation: New Definition of Transitory

MishTalk

The latest Personal Incomes and Outlays report showed that the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) price index was only up 1.4% from the same quarter a year ago. Excluding food and energy, the PCE was up 1.5%. Yesterday, I made this sure-fire prediction: “Consumers like falling prices but the Fed sure doesn’t. Expect to hear more ‘ transitory ‘ comments from Janet Yellen.”

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GM Says “Market is Definitely Slowing” Lowers Outlook for Vehicle Sales

MishTalk

Reuters reports GM Lowers Outlook for U.S. 2017 New Vehicle Sales , but not by enough in my estimation. more…). Economics

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A Definition and Implementation of Organizational Change - Free.

Consulting and Organizational Management

A Definition and Implementation of Organizational Change By Jim Smith on May 27, 2010. See the model, “Definition and Implementation of Organizational Change.” One response to “A Definition and Implementation of Organizational Change” Tweets that mention A Definition and Implementation of Organizational Change | Consulting and Organizational Development -- Topsy.com May 27, 2010 at 9:13 am | Permalink. [.] Library. Translate This. Home.

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Another Definition of Deflation: Antal Fekete Defines Deflation as a "Pathological Slowing in the Velocity of Money"

MishTalk

The simple definition V = GDP/M where V is velocity, M is money supply, and GDP is Gross Domestic Product. I prefer the definition of deflation as a pathological slowing in the velocity of money. However, I disagree with his definition of deflation based on velocity. Nonetheless, I do expect another round of credit and asset deflation (my definition of deflation). It''s simply a truism based on Fekete''s definition. Mish : His symptom is part of my definition.

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Research: When Boards Broaden Their Definition of Diversity, Women and People of Color Lose Out

Harvard Business

In many corners, the traditional definition, focused on demographic diversity, has been eclipsed by a new concept centered on experiential or cognitive differences. This shift coincides not only with general trends but also with the investment industry’s embrace of a revamped definition of diversity. In plain terms, broadening the definition of diversity has allowed boards to claim inroads regarding experience-based diversity at the expense of demographic diversity.

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Companies That Do Right by Their Workers Start by Elevating Their Definition of Success

Harvard Business

With unemployment at record lows, yet inequality at record highs, this feels like a time for CEOs to think bigger—not just to raise wages, but to elevate their definition of success about how their companies can win big in the marketplace and afford employees a greater sense of security and participation in the workplace, how they can generate wealth and share that wealth with everyone who has a hand in its creation. Evening Standard/Stringer/Hayon Thapaliya/Getty Images.

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How To Define a Crisis For Your Organization

Melissa Agnes

But how should you go about doing this and does the definition of a crisis vary from company to company or from industry to industry? CRISISREADY Videos crisis definition crisis management crisis planning crisis preparednessOne of the very first steps in implementing a crisis-ready culture is to first define what a crisis is and means to your organization.

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Do you have assets?

Tom Spencer

Business Strategy Economics assets consulting definitions finance Management Consulting perspective strategy(Source: Flickr ). When can you consider something that you have to be an asset? This may sound like a funny question, but it is particularly important for the success of organisations and your success as an individual. The answer turns out to be largely a matter of perspective.

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Thinking about becoming a consultant? You’ll need to get used to being outside your comfort zone

Jacq Hackett Consulting

With a new project to start every few months and not a lot of time for orientation, solo consulting can definitely take you outside your comfort zone.

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Do you have assets?

Tom Spencer

Business Strategy Economics assets consulting definitions finance Management Consulting perspective strategy(Source: Flickr ). When can you consider something that you have to be an asset? This may sound like a funny question, but it is particularly important for the success of organisations and your success as an individual. The answer turns out to be largely a matter of perspective.

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Trump’s Useless Proclamation Plus a New Definition of “Always”

MishTalk

Today I award President Trump the blue ribbon for useless proclamations. The award is for his statement “ My Plan now is to let Obamacare Fail. ” (more…). Economics

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What Different Strengths Pairings Sound Like

Leadership Vision Consulting

Strengths Stregths Strengths Pairings Theme Definitions ThemesSometimes at Leadership Vision, we play an informal game of Strengths pairings. Basically, we mash up two of the names of our Themes of Strengths to explain how they work together. We know that Strengths do not work alone. We never go one at a time with our Strengths. Rather, we try to tell a story and challenge people to see how pairs and combinations of Strengths can be discussed.

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Bringing Caste into the DEI Conversation

Harvard Business Review

As companies increase their global footprint, they must also expand their definition of DEI. Diversity and inclusion Marginalized groups Workplace discrimination Digital Article

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10 Impressive, Consulting Firm Achievements that Require Only One, Small Act

David A Fields

Definitely. You deserve congratulations for your accomplishments so far. Your consulting firm, whether big or small, thriving or struggling, is a manifestation of your intention and commitment to create value for others. Could you achieve more? Much, much more?

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Evidence-Based Coaching: Creating Systems To Exceed Your Goals With Anne Sugar: Podcast #172

Consulting Success

Leaving a corporate job and taking the leap of faith to be on your own can be both scary and exciting.

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Why You Must Master Your Relationship Management Skills With Frank Forte: Podcast #155

Consulting Success

Being on top of your relationship management skills is a definite must in order to keep your network solid. A lot of times, the best marketing isn’t what you say about yourself but what others say about you.

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Stop Selling and Start Listening

Action Plan

They definitely can help in some situations. Whenever you read about selling these days, it’s all about messaging, story-telling, and pitching. Thing is, those are wicked tough skills to learn. They take a lot of work and time. They take a ton of preparation and practice.

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Consultant, Contractor, Freelancer - Labels Matter!

Successful Independent Consulting

By definition, we stand outside of the system we analyze, troubleshoot, or design. Legally, they may be independent contractors (definition below) , but they’re nearly always hired as temporary workers through a third party (like a staffing agency) and they’re paid on a W-2 tax basis.

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Your Step-by-Step Marketing Action Plan

Action Plan

And one definition of plan is, “a method for achieving an end.”. Article #6 of the 12 Ps Series. Read #5 on “ Preparation – Another word for Learning.”. Since the words “Action and Plan” are in my business name, I obviously think planning is important!

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Here’s How to Help Participants Achieve Guaranteed Momentum

Actionable

Participants’ eyes might light up, they might even physically lean forward, but they’ve definitely reached […].

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Why Having More Meetings Is Not The Answer

Markovitz Consulting

As Peter Drucker wrote, meetings are by definition a concession to deficient organization. One of the participants in my Conclusion Trap class was grappling with a persistent problem at her company: their website regularly crashed after upgrades.

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Articulate Your Purpose – And Keep it Simple

Action Plan

And that’s definitely true for me. Article #2 of the 12 Ps Series. Read #1 here. When you know what you want, you know your purpose. Last week I wrote about passion. And when you are clear about your passion, your purpose isn’t far behind.

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What is a business coach?

Consulthon

What is your definition of a business coach? What is expected of them? Do you agree? Business coaches exist to serve one central duty: to help you meet your business goals. If this sounds too simp

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What is a Lean Startup?

Consulthon

Lean Startup Definition The word “lean”, here, has been applied by Eric Ries, Harvard Business School researcher, towards avoiding waste. Do you have experience with a Lean Startup? It involves ide

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How do you select an ERP system replacement

Consulthon

By definition, the ERP system is your information backbone and reaches into all areas of your business and value chain. If you have reached a stage when you need to replace / upgrade your old ERP s

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Onboarding Consulting Clients And Projects The Right Way With Kristen Gallagher: Podcast #113

Consulting Success

Having worked with companies like SurveyMonkey, AWS Elemental, Puppet, and many other technology companies and helping them with technical onboarding, Kristen gives the true definition. Onboarding your clients is the first step in their journey with your product or service. In this episode, host Michael Zipursky talks with Kristen Gallagher about onboarding consulting clients and projects the right way.

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What is business development and how is it used?

Consulthon

There is elegance in simplicity, but perhaps this definition leaves you wanti Business development is the creation of long-term value for an organization from customers, markets, and relationships.

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What is Value Stream Mapping?

Consulthon

Value Stream Mapping ToolThe definitive multimedia guide Probably the longest web guide ever was written. Ready. removed] is a lean management principle. It is used to analyze and des

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Let’s Redefine “Productivity” for the Hybrid Era

Harvard Business

It’s time to expand the definition to include well-being, social connection, and collaboration. Collaboration and teams Balancing work and family Virtual teams Digital Article

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Why Distinctive Customer Targeting Is a Smart Strategy

Strategy+Business

Don't underestimate the power of choosing a unique definition of the customers your company will serve

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Repost Which Explains Management Consulting Using Layman’s Terms

Steve Shu Consulting

Probably the most common definition out there is that management consultants are like doctors for companies (instead of doctors for people). This is a repost from an answer I wrote a couple of years ago on Quora. I usually fail miserably at explaining this for some reason.