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How to Achieve Competitive Advantage Through Innovation - Guest Article by Julia  Myllylä

[fa icon="calendar'] January 16 / by Julia Myllylä posted in Innovation, strategy, Strategic planning, culture

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Innovation is one of the keys to growing your business and increasing its competitiveness that you can include in your strategic planning process. It can help you to improve your productivity, reduce costs and become more profitable. Because small to mid-sized companies usually aren’t as capable of benefiting from economies of scale to the same extent that big companies can, the ability to innovate becomes even more important.

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How Culture & Strategy Keep Your Tech Company Ahead of the Game - Interview with Gilad Berenstein

[fa icon="calendar'] October 31 / by Anthony Taylor posted in podcast, strategy, Leadership

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On this episode of our Strategy and Leadership Podcast, we were joined by Gilad Berenstein, the CEO and founder of Utrip.

Gilad grew up in Israel, where is dad worked as an artificial intelligence (AI) architect. This ignited his technology fascination at a young age. Gilad moved to Seattle for university and eventually started Utrip, an AI recommendation engine that is built for all aspects of the travel industry to help organize data to make trip planning more personal and enjoyable. He has taken this technology and applied it to help both tourists and businesses alike.

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What is Strategic Planning?

[fa icon="calendar'] February 18 / by Anthony Taylor posted in strategy

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Have you been reading about strategic planning and you're not totally sure about what it is and how to use it? If so, you're in luck. I'm here to explain what strategic planning is and how you can use strategic planning to hit your organization's goals.

What is Strategy? Strategy is the act of making choices, making trade offs and picking the actions that are going to get you to where you want to go in the most effective way possible.

What is Planning? Planning is creating a system and structure for your actions.

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Risk as a Strategy for Innovation - Guest Post by Wesley Middleton

[fa icon="calendar'] January 20 / by Wesley Middleton posted in Leadership, risk management, strategy, Innovation

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As I talk to various leaders about their experience, I am exposed to many different styles and leaders from many different walks of life. I have a high level of respect for those that I know in the Armed Forces Special Operations. I find they have incredible experiences and have been privileged to work with some of the finest leaders in the world.  I find they share two distinct traits; they constantly searched for ways to improve their themselves and they are active leaders, active in that they are leaders who are constantly improving their teams and are striving to get the most out of them.  These Special Ops leaders create a culture that encourages taking calculated risks by empowering and inspiring their followers.  In my book, I define this style of leadership as, Violent Leadership.         

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What My Personal Trainer Taught Me About Strategy and Alignment

[fa icon="calendar'] January 15 / by Anthony Taylor posted in alignment, strategy, culture

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Last week I started working with a personal trainer (My fiance wants me to get into wedding shape, and apparently round is not an acceptable shape).

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How to Create a Culture Where Employees Want to Stay: With Shane Wright

[fa icon="calendar'] March 21 / by Anthony Taylor posted in culture, podcast, strategy, Leadership

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In this edition of the Strategy and Leadership Podcastwe chat with Shane Wright of Paladin Security.

Shane is the Director of Operations, Vancouver Island, at Paladin Security Group Ltd., and he has been with the company for 6 years. What we appreciate most about this conversation is learning about some of the tactics Paladin used to develop the people in their organization and how Shane was able to follow a set growth trajectory.

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Gangnam style- Luck or hardwork?

[fa icon="calendar'] October 20 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Entrepreneurship, strategy

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I know what you're thinking: "I'm so OVER Gangnam style, why is Anthony still talking about it?"

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