Traditional strategic planning is all screwed up; 7 building blocks for one that works

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by Roy OsingI have been the "victim" of traditional strategic planning methods for years."Strategic Planning 101" sessions are not fun; more often than not they are painful to sit through as participants are dragged through a pedantic process which can be extremely boring.It is time consuming. Literally hour and hours of effort are consumed by preparation, in-session presentations from s ...

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The Art of Ass Kicking (Blog Review)

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People do book reviews, so we thought, why not do a blog review? We're going to look at Jason Shen's blog, 'The Art of Ass Kicking'.First off, who is this guy?At the moment, he's a product manager at Etsy. But he's had an interesting range of experiences for someone in tech. His background wasn't even in tech. He had two science degrees from Stanford, and also happened to be the Captain of their g ...

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PLANNING VS REALITY: HOW TO SET GOALS TO MAKE THEM HAPPEN (FOR REAL!)

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I recently delivered a series of four workshops which covered the topics of goal setting and planning.  I started by selecting a group of six people who would become my guinea pigs and accept the challenge of putting some serious work into the assignments I had prepared for them. The major focus of the workshops was to help the participants learn how to properly define and achieve their goals ...

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How did I get the most out of my mentor?

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(written by Roy Osing)I had many mentors throughout my career, and I selected each one with a definite purpose in mind.Getting a return on investment from your mentors doesn't happen through serendipity; it is the result of a methodical strategy executed day-in and day-out.These "mentor moves" paid off handsomely for me over my 3 decade career.Try and move the relationship w ...

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New? Start Here!

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Written By: Newvick Lee / Anthony ShivakumarIf you want to become a successful entrepreneur, you're in the right place.The only way to do that is to READ OUR BLOG POSTS! Well, that might not be entirely true. But you do need to learn how to use your personal expertise and available resources and turn it into value and a cash income.We started off as a group of toastmasters who just wanted to learn ...

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3 Gemstones of Toastmasters

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Have you ever been in a situation where you have to be in front an audience either for work for for leisure and standing there, words started fumbling and you start to stutter? Public speaking is an area where we can all practice and improve. It is a skill that is critical in many areas of life. People have received promotions, better jobs, better careers and many more. For some people, public sp ...

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BETM Interview with Roy Osing

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BETM's first video blog interview is here! We interviewed Roy Osing (@royosing) a former President and CMO with over 33 years of leadership experience covering all the major business functions including business strategy, marketing, sales, customer service and people development. He is a blogger, content marketer, educator, coach, adviser and the author of the book series Be Different or B ...

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3 Ways to Own the Stage

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After every time I go on stage, I am always surprised to hear people tell me, “You didn’t look nervous at all!” or “You seemed very natural!” I am always surprised because I’ve always felt the complete opposite of “not nervous” or “very natural” on stage. If you’ve ever spoken in front of an entire room full of people, you’ll know what I mean when I say every time I ...

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3 Powerful Strategies for Stage Confidence

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Have you ever thought about what it takes to be confident on stage? Then you go on stage and you start to shiver, shake and stutter. What is it that makes someone confident on stage and others not as confident?Is there a secret to becoming confident? No!Is there a special technique to becoming confident? Maybe, let’s find out! Some people say confidence is one of those things that you hav ...

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Your competitive advantage must be more than just hot air

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(written by Roy Osing)Most companies struggle with defining their competitive advantage claim. What makes them unique; different from their competitors. They can’t answer the question “Why should I do business with you and NOT your competition?” in a succinct meaningful way.There are two traps they fall into.First, they generally speak to the internal capabilities an organization has ...

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