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Lisa's 5 favorite quotes to improve your decision-making

When the pace of work and end of year marketing demands intensify, we have a choice. We can either dive in, head first, and invoke high stress levels…or we can calm our mind and increase our efficacy.

I suggest you ease into fall by creating time to reflect. In this post, you will find five of my favorite quotes to help you achieve that–and, in the process, improve your decision-making.

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The SAC® Release

Amazon Now Sets the Rules for Customer Experiences and Expectations

EAST GREENWICH, RI – Mega-distributors, like Amazon.com, have permanently changed both customer experience and expectations, according to The Society for the Advancement of Consulting® (SAC).

 Higher Customer Expectations Marginalize the Competition

“Amazon is gaining incredible insights about its customers from billions and billions of transactions processed….

Here are strategies to involve your customers in product planning: Latest insights from Society for the Advancement of Consulting

Never assume “value” equates to “high price.”

Modern marketers must hire for data scientists, social media experts, and content curators. A look at the biggest challenges marketing execs are facing today.

I just returned from my regular pilgrimage to an Alan Weiss event. As usual, Alan never disappoints. Here are some insights from our session that you can immediately apply to your annual planning activity.

Lisa & Alan Weiss 2012
photo courtesy of Gary Hallquist

If I hear one more corporate trainer or consultant spew Myers Briggs acronyms, I may just explode.

You have heard this in the past. "I am an ENTJ; therefore, I lead people and communicate in the following way…"

Some consultants even earn their living creating profiles of the "ideal leader" for each key marketing, sales, or management position within their client organization.

I just returned from a magnificent conference in Miami with one of my mentors, Alan Weiss. Every year he invites members from his 450+ person Million Dollar Consulting community to a prestigious location for two days. We discuss the state of the consulting industry, expand our thinking on our practice potential, sharpen our saws, and commiserate on our respective businesses. His business wisdom and prognostications are worth the price of admission.

I have a favor to ask you today.

I was recently interviewed by RainToday, a publication that reaches over 280,000 professional services and technology readers worldwide. My article and podcast is a finalist for “best article” in their Facebook Reader’s Choice Award.

Would you mind taking 2 minutes to vote for the best one (perhaps mine)? Here’s the URL to the Readers’ Choice Award poll, and a link to the podcast:

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RainToday publishes great content and articles….

How many times this week did you avoid calling a colleague and send them a text message? Or participate in email banter in lieu of a 30 minute coffee date? Your B2B business opportunities may be slowing due to the lack of F2F (face to face) contact.