What are values and principles and how do they determine why we do things?


Values Compass - The Right Questions 7 1 January, 2013 Comments

Why do we do things? What are the values and principles that underpin our actions? The ‘why’ represents our values.  Our values are part of our identity; they are the things we love, the ideals we prioritise.  They are central things that define why we have a certain vision, why we do the things we…

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How to do a SWOT Analysis


SWOT Analysis Matrix 7 27 December, 2012 Comments

The SWOT Analysis Do you want to know how to do a SWOT analysis? Don’t worry; it’s easy! The SWOT analysis was developed from work done in a Stanford University study in the 1960s. The study looked at various Fortune 500 companies and found that there was a difference between the strategic priorities that were…

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How Do You Overcome Fear?


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How do you overcome fear? How do you deal with fear of your situation or fear of the future? In my last post I talked about the Stockdale paradox and coming to terms with the brutal facts of our situation. That is the first step in addressing our fears. When one looks at the reality…

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What are The Right Questions for Decision Making and Strategic Planning?


Chess-by-Veijo-Vilva 7 31 October, 2012 Comments

What are The Right Questions and how does strategic planning link to decision making and achieving goals? So, having established in previous posts some of the background behind The Right Questions and an idea of their importance, we can now get an overview of The Right Questions and how they are applied to strategic planning and achieving…

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The Seven Most Important Questions in the English Language


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What are interrogatives? Do you know the seven most important questions in the English language? The most important questions, and the starting point for The Right Questions, are the words where, what, why, when, who, how, and which.  Using just seven interrogative words as the basis of a strategic questioning methodology can seem too simple at a…

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