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7 months ago

Striving for Commercial Excellence

Graham🐝 Edwards · Recently I listened to a marketing professional who offered a perspective on striving for marketing excellence (and I suppose commercial excellence by extension). I found it inspirational enough that I had this overwhelming desire to offer up a blog (something I haven’t been doin ...

1 year ago

Say not...

Graham🐝 Edwards · truth [tro͞oTH] NOUN — · the quality or state of being true. · (the truth) that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality. · a fact or belief that is accepted as true. · Our smart devices are listening and trying to influence our actions based on what they hear, our on- ...

2 years ago

The guiding principles of a team...

Graham🐝 Edwards · A team by definition is when there is more than one person involved — in fact, as I think about it, I would be hard pressed to think of a situation where there isn’t more than one person involved; except maybe someone stranded on a desert island, if I had to make a guess. Barring ...

2 years ago

Leadership, making a decision, and the subtle serendipity of the universe.

Graham🐝 Edwards · Ultimately this may just be just two independent events that happened in close succession and I’m just mashing them together to get my word count up — let’s see where we land before making a call one way or another There was a trip down memory lane while walking that had me think ...

2 years ago

What's in an adventure...

Graham🐝 Edwards · I will be using the definition of adventure rather liberally; using it figuratively and will definitely be using it as a verb! It’s far more action oriented that way. ad · ven · ture [adˈven(t)SHər, ədˈven(t)SHər] · NOUN: an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience o ...

2 years ago

An argument to stay young... or at least think that way.

Graham🐝 Edwards · “How business schools are adapting to the changing world of work.” I just finished reading this and it got me to thinking, and apparently to typing. In short, it offers a commentary on how business schools are changing what (and the way) they teach to prepare business students fo ...

2 years ago

Energy, a Catch 22, and I suppose a good problem to have.

Graham🐝 Edwards · An opportunity cost is defined as something that is given up in order to acquire or achieve something else, and it’s something we deal with each day as we decide what needs to get done. Maybe it’s just me but I’ve always looked a this as an exercise in terms of time management — ...

3 years ago

A framework for dealing with opportunities and problems

Graham🐝 Edwards · As a general rule I categorize my working world into two "buckets" — one filled with Opportunities and the other filled with Problems. I will admit it's an oversimplification but I've found it's a great way to ground myself when I have to deal with things. ·       op · por · tu · ...

3 years ago

Sitting On My Front Porch Rocker in Ludditeville

Jim Murray · Lud · dite ˈlədˌīt/ · noun: Luddite; plural noun: Luddites · • A member of any of the bands of English workers who destroyed machinery, especially in cotton and woolen mills, that they believed was threatening their jobs (1811–16) • A person opposed to increased industrialization ...

3 years ago

Ownership, responsibility, culpability... and progress.

Graham🐝 Edwards · I once knew a leader who was enthusiastic about ensuring every goal (objective or project) had an owner and his thinking was simple — if there was no owner how could you expect anything to get done, and in the same vein, there could only be one. For him, if you had more than one ...

3 years ago

"Risk and reward is real."

Graham🐝 Edwards · One of the best people leaders I have ever met just got a promotion — into the C suite. · When I heard about this I just had to send a congratulatory note, and when I received a reply (in classic style) it said, "Risk and reward is real".  As I read the reply I could not help but ...

4 years ago

The messaging of an idea... granularity — PART 2

Graham🐝 Edwards · Well it seems my friend Renée Cormier is finally getting out from underneath the flu she was fighting and has started to jump on "The messaging of an idea" bandwagon — I actually think this is a big topic with much more discussion yet to be had. Here is the link to her latest pos ...

4 years ago

Where have all the tacticians gone?

Graham🐝 Edwards · My experience is when you get into discussions associated with Goals, Objectives, Strategies, Tactics, Stratagems, Tacticians and the like, it quickly turns into a fuzzy semantical stew that leaves everyone full but always slightly unsatisfied. ·      Goal [ɡōl] NOUN— the object ...

4 years ago

Moments — LOVE, FREEDOM, INNER STRENGTH

Graham🐝 Edwards · I could not help but notice the chalkboard — it had been erased clean (although the deeply etched messages of the past still echoed through if you looked hard enough), and in the bottom right corner were three words for all to see.  ·                      LOVE ·                   ...

4 years ago

The bullshit that is personal branding...

Graham🐝 Edwards · It struck me the other day that the whole idea of "personal branding" is bullshit, and also so very marketing — and this is coming from someone who has spend a fair bit of time in the "field of marketing". Although, I would also be the first person to say you need to develop your ...

4 years ago

I always like when someone suggests, "I won't be able to do it".

Graham🐝 Edwards · The other day I was in the middle of something and overheard someone say, "He won't be able to finish it tonight" — I was so energized by it!And here comes the context... · I have acquired some property and building anything permanent is a few years off; in the meantime I want to ...

4 years ago

Druthers

Royce Shook · This was written just for fun. A blog I read, BrewNSpew issued a challenge in October. Sometimes, I love to procrastinate so I took some time to reflect and to think about this challenge. Finally, I decided to take on the challenge. I enjoyed the process :-) · The challenge was t ...

4 years ago

Courage defined... as well as other enviable qualities.

Graham🐝 Edwards · cour · age /ˈkərij/ (noun):  · 1. the ability to do something that frightens one: · Like many of us I recently got together with good friends to celebrated our friendships, ring in 2017 with champagne, and enter the new year with great anticipation of the things to come.He had me ...

5 years ago

Business Transition by "Revolution"... (aka, Part Three)

Graham🐝 Edwards · Transition (the noun) is defined as the process or a period of changing from one state (or condition) to another*, and with respect to business, I will say this is a constant state... the exception I suppose is when a business is stagnate (showing neither growth nor decline). Eve ...

5 years ago

More thoughts on businesses in transition... or Part Two.

Graham🐝 Edwards · Recently I wrote a blog on businesses in transition and quickly discovered that the topic was much bigger than a 500 to 750 word blog. In the spirit of what I started, this is the second in a series of thoughts on transition. · Transition (the noun) is defined as the process or a ...

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