In early December, many colleagues were focused on the end of the year, end of the quarter. There was angst because many customers seemed to be sitting on their hands, not spending end of year budget money, no longer returning calls.
The key may be as simple as looking at a larger picture, the global economy. Reading the tea leaves of global economic winds for a while, I decided to pen my own thoughts as to why I believe 2016 will be a bigger challenge than 2015.
In honor of those who have served. In honor of those who will. In honor of those who have given the utmost. Your service to keeping our nation free and enduring is greatly appreciated.
Less is more. Never has that been more true than in today’s world. The rate of change, demands for collaboration, social media’s ambient noise, all lay claims on our time. And, we haven’t even mentioned our family, friends, and folks in our ‘physical’ lives.
As a result, our attention spans seems to be ever-shorter. It’s a challenge, taking real effort at times to stay focused, to stay on-task. There are days I wonder whether I’m a grown adult suffering from an attention deficit disorder. With more of us expected to ‘collaborate’ at work, to perform in ‘matrixed’ environments, attention spans are under severe pressure.
As prices skyrocket, the clear ROI of a 4-year degree is plummeting. Increasingly, certifications seem to be offering greater value, but at far less cost.
JT discusses his views on Degrees vs. Certifications.
There are three primary levers available to steer your product or service competitively. As a service business, they may be Cost, Offerings, and Service. True, whether your business is cutting hair; being a clown; or, making real estate photography images.
These three levers are often used to define the three corners of the Iron Triangle.