Get Personal with Covey’s Second Habit

In our efforts to Find a Better Way, Strategic Americans all attend Franklin Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People workshop. Over the next few months, you’ll hear about each of the seven habits from a different SA associate. How a Personal Mission Statement Helps You Begin With the End in Mind® In my experience, things go better when you have an idea of how you want it to turn out.

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How to Conduct Effective Meetings

For many of us, our calendars are packed with meetings throughout the day. That’s why it is so important that when we schedule and plan meetings; we take careful consideration into the purpose of bringing everyone together and what needs to come out of the meeting. A few years ago, I wrote a blog post on how to plan effective meetings and the recommendations are still relevant today.

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What I Learned from Covey’s First Habit: Letting Go and Increasing Influence

In our efforts to Find a Better Way, Strategic Americans all attend Franklin Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People workshop. Over the next few months, you’ll hear about each of the seven habits from a different SA associate. What I Learned from Habit 1: Letting Go and Increasing Influence Reinhold Niebuhr is famously quoted saying, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” I’ve always been drawn to this quote.

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Turnkey Marketing May Increase Participation

As seasoned marketing professionals, we often develop, plan, and program amazing new marketing programs and technology solutions aimed at meeting every single need that has ever been verbalized as a pain point. There is no doubt that technology bridges the gap between marketing and sales, but do we overcomplicate it to the extent that the channel partner (often the local small business owner) doesn’t adapt to using it?

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