The 80/20/80 and 20/80/20 rules of strategic high performance

I want to share with you two powerful strategic planning, decision-making and performance-improvement rules.  They’re so powerful that when used effectively they will revolutionize your work and personal life. The rules are the 80/20/80 rule and the 20/80/20 rule. I will shortly elaborate on them for you but before doing so I want to explain the principle underlying them both….

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How Google, Stanford University and yours truly use design thinking to solve problems and build winning strategies

In my last lesson I introduced you to design thinking, a powerful approach to developing creative solutions to complex problems.  As I explained, design thinking is taught at major universities such as Harvard, and practiced at global companies like Google, Apple and PepsiCo.  To refresh your memory, here is a recap:   In today’s lesson I will share with you…

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The ultimate method for solving problems and developing strategies for success

In today’s lesson I’m going to introduce you to the single, most powerful way to analyze, strategize, troubleshoot and solve problems.  What’s more, it is the “go-to” and innovative approach to creatively improving: Strategic analysis/research Decision-making Strategy planning & design Business modelling Sales & marketing Product development Strategic branding Relationships & culture Human performance Health, wellness and fitness This “strategizing…

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How good are you at creating and converting opportunities into success?

Yesterday evening I watched an awesome game of international rugby between our champion New Zealand All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions.  It really was an epic contest and I was glued to my seat right up to the final whistle. For me, the best thing about the game was that it provided some crucial lessons about the importance…

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How to create and build awesome brands

Like strategy, the words brand and branding are frequently misused in the business world. This is unfortunate because brands – together with the process of branding – are incredibly important to a business’s success. How important?  Well, the fact is this. A high-value portfolio of brands is one of your most valuable assets. Which is one reason why – as part of…

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