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06

Jan

Spin Doctors. Where Politics & Marketing Meet


By Brian H Meredith
From the NZBusiness"Marketing Maestro" Archive
First published December 2013


Spin Doctor n. Slang A person who publicises favourable interpretations of the words and actions of a public figure, especially a politician.  Read more >>

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05

Mar

Marketing Management



How To Have 20/20 Foresight

by Nicholas Watkis
First Published on mycustomer.com


Management will often see what it wants to see but be blind and in denial of the true situation. So how can you better understand the business environment? Nicholas Watkis explores.  Read more >>

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29

Jan

The Grass Isn't Greener



by Evan Hirsh and Kasturi Rangan
First Published on hbr.org


Not long ago the CEO of a company we know convened his top executives and asked them to look for new strategic growth opportunities, because revenue had stalled and the existing customer base was shrinking. He encouraged them not to be bound by the company’s history, the markets in which it already participated, the expertise of its people, or the assets it had in place. Instead he wanted them to identify new markets. “We’ve got to find some other way to extend our business,” he said. “I don’t care if it’s a stretch for us. We’ll find a way to make it happen.”  Read more >>

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14

Jan

Management Is (Still) Not Leadership



by John Kotter 
First Published on hbr.org 


A few weeks ago, the BBC asked me to come in for a radio interview. They told me they wanted to talk about effective leadership — China had just elevated Xi Jinping to the role of Communist Party leader; General David Petraeus had stepped down from his post at the CIA a few days earlier; the BBC itself was wading through a leadership scandal of its own — but the conversation quickly veered, as these things often do, into a discussion about how individuals can keep large, complex, unwieldy organizations operating reliably and efficiently. Read more >>

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