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The Truth About Leaders

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Leadership 101   We’ve all met them – those charismatic, natural born, inspiring leaders.  What is it about them that makes people want to follow them? And, are leaders born … Read More

Ask Peter: Givers Gain

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People often ask me about the value of networking and contributing… it takes so much time!  No, it’s not always easy to meet another contact, have another coffee, listen to … Read More

Ask Peter: The Lost Art of Reflection

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Our clients often ask how they can be more effective… You know, accomplish more in less time… Speed.  That’s what’s important.  Don’t think.  Just respond…  These are the kinds of … Read More

Why Corporate Initiatives Fail

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It’s shocking, but research demonstrates that 70% of corporate initiatives fail! The good news is there is a solution. by Peter Irish   Forbes, McKinsey, the Harvard Business Review, Fortune… … Read More

How to Retain and Develop Millennials for Success in the Modern Workplace

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The modern workplace – the post-recession, gig economy, millennial majority, and virtual office world – presents unprecedented challenges for businesses.  The previous command and control style of management doesn’t suit … Read More

Ask Peter

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Business people often ask me, “How should I approach my long-term strategy when there are so many day to day demands distracting me?” At Focal Point we help clients lift … Read More

SWOT and PEST Analysis

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This post will address two analytical tools that will help you understand the business climate you are operating in. The first question we tackled in our Strategic Choice Cascade was … Read More

Personal Effectiveness

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Watch the Video What could be more important in business than “Personal Effectiveness?”  The motivation this course engenders is captured in the simple question, “Is your team smiling, too?” Our … Read More

Fewer and Better Emails!

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Watch the Video (Part 1) Watch the Video (Part 2) How many emails to you receive per day?  Imagine how much time you and your staff spends every day on … Read More

Adopt Winning Behaviors

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Watch the Video Do you ever feel that you are working hard and getting nowhere…spinning your wheels, as it were?  Perhaps you need to take a more strategic approach and … Read More

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