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Feb 16, 2022

Why is Strategic Planning Important?

Strategic business planning in Michigan is the process of creating a plan that will help a business achieve its long-term goals. This plan will identify the

Feb 12, 2022

A Guide to Strategic Business Planning

Strategic business planning in Michigan is a way to get everyone on the same page and working to achieve the same goal.

Feb 5, 2022

Strategic Planning Basics

Before anything else is done, the most important thing to do as an entrepreneur is develop a strategic plan for their company.

Sep 11, 2021

The importance of Customer Experience

When I try to design positive experiences for my customers, I often reflect how I am as a buyer make my buying decisions first.

Sept 10, 2021

The Ice-cream Sundae Customer Experience Story

One Friday evening, my kids asked for ice-cream sundae. They have heard their friends raving about

Jul 26, 2021

How DISC profiles embrace ACCOUNTABILITY

Implementing accountability in the team is an emotional journey. Approach it wrongly, it can quickly be associatedo-

Jul 07, 2021

Accountability is a two way street

Accountability is all about that you deliver what you promised to do, but in the eyes of others,From the definition,

12 Jun, 2021

I have a solid sales process, what value do you bring?”

One question I got asked often from prospects is: “We have a solid sales process, what value do you bring?”

Jun 7, 2021

Accountability Coach or Sales Coach?

I have been working with many sales to  sales strategy execution. One question I got asked often in the introduction meetings is:”

Jun 09, 2021

A customer’s reflection- A moment of epiphany

After seeing my last blog “5 signs your team may NOT achieve the sales strategic goal “,

25 May, 2021

5 signs your team may NOT achieve the sales strategic goal

Approaching mid year, business leaders are feeling the pressure of not achieving sales strategic goals.

May 10, 2021

What I learned from my mistakes -Customer Journey

As an entrepreneur, I always seek ideas and opportunities for business. In 2018, I decided to start a business to sell on Amazon’s FBA marketplace.

Mar 23, 2021

Accountability-the WHAT; the WHY; the HOW

What is accountability? “Accountability is the quality or state of being accountable;

09 Mar, 2021

How did they ACHIEVE their strategic goals in 6 Months?

A recent customer journey.they showed me their well-defined strategy

Feb 19, 2021

Book & Wine: Start With WHY+ Veuve Clicquot Rose

It is time for the Book & Wine recommendation! Febuary is a romantic month.

Feb 26, 2021

2 Words that Can Give Away YOUR Decision Making Power

There are two words we’re used to say, but probably not realizing the power behind it. If those two words

Feb 13, 2021

Strategy Execution: Invest in the HOW

If you have been in a business leadership position, strategy is a familiar word.

Feb 09, 2021

What is PMO 5.0?

PMO 5.0 is referring to level 5 maturity of Project Management Office(PMO) function in a organization

Feb 06, 2021

The Foundation of Strategy Execution: the PEOPLE

In Simon Sinek’s Golden circle, the WHY is the purpose and belief of the business. The HOW is the process to realize.

Feb 04, 2021

Purpose-Driven Strategy: Start with WHY

In last post we disussed Atomic Habits. One aspect James Clear talked about is: Making identity-based habits.

Jan  29, 2021

6 Roles a successful Project Manager plays

One secret of being a project manager – you need to good at role playing! Quite often.

Jan 27, 2021

Book & Wine Recommendation: Atomic Habits + Savary Chablis

I read Atomic Habits during the holiday and early January. I quite like the idea of taking small steps stem.

Jan 12, 2021

6 Steps to Start 2021 VISIBLE – Setting Goals

Happy new year! Wish you all had a great holiday and exciting start of the new year. As a new year starts,

Nov 16, 2020

THE ART of NETWORKING

There’s a saying a friend in need is a friend indeed. How do you build that friendship that a friend is there for you when you’re in need?

Nov 02, 2020

Effective Project Team Work : understanding DISC profile

Do you know what is your leadership style? You might have heard of the DISC assessment

Sep 14, 2020

Prepare for a WINNING negotiation

We are in a negotiation situation all the time. Even though you might be aware of it or not. It happens when we are negotiating a job offer.

Sep 02, 2020

Get YOUR messages THROUGH

If you are in a presentation, discussion, meetings, you always want to get your messages through.

Aug 28, 2020

How to resolve conflicts

The difference in opinions can cause conflicts. Conflicts are not all bad.he difference in opinions can cause conflicts

Aug 15, 2020

Impact is like the domino effect.

Day 2 sitting in the virtual seminar of “LIFT”. I realized among the 500 people online, there are people from all over the world.

Aug 10, 2020

A Crisis contains an Opportunity – My entrepreneur journey

My name is Ivy Lewis. I’m the owner of ZL consulting LLC. ZL consulting LLC is a project..

Feb 09, 2020

What is Project Management? – Let’s learn from Sheepdogs

My in-law’s family is in the farming business in Ireland. Years ago, I saw Ginger (one of the best dogs they had)

Feb 04, 2020

PMP Certification- Is it worth it? Is it right for you?

There are a lot of Hypes about the PMP certification in the project management community.

Aug 14, 2020

The real restraint of entrepreneurship is…

“LIFT My Business” Entrepreneurship Learning Day1

Jan 29, 2020

Leadership is a LONELY job Being a leader often means you are surrounded by lots of people. The leader’s day is filled with discussions,

Dec 06, 2019

Program Manager vs. Project Manager

We often see both terms in job postings or org charts. They sounded similar. However, the responsibilities

Dec 06, 2019

Benefits of Strategic Planning

 

There are so many benefits of strategic planning. For starters, it helps you

Jan 29, 2020

Importance of strategic planning in small business

The importance of strategic planning for small businesses is undeniable. As a small business owner,

Dec 06, 2019

Importance of Strategic Planning

Strategic business planning is necessary for every business that wants to grow successful. 

Dec 06, 2019

Strategic business planning example

Every company wants to set a good strategic business planning example to help distinguish itself from others.

Jan 29, 2020

Strategic Planning for Small Businessth discussions,

Strategic business planning is essential to all small businesses. When you want to define how you want your business to move from where

Dec 06, 2019

Strategic planning in marketing

In the strategic business planning cycle, there comes a stage where you need to create a marketing strategy. 

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