Tag Archives: Collective Wisdom

The way to prevent death by meeting is to make meetings matter

Paul Riecks

I believe we are wired to interact with each other for clarity of communication and greater understanding. It is possible to accomplish those things in a variety of ways — letters, emails, texts, posts on social media, voice mails, conference calls, video conferencing and plain, old-fashioned meetings. Using any of these mediums requires preparation and skill to achieve clarity of communication and greater understanding.

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Beyond your control: How to deal with (and adapt to) the things you cannot change

Paul Riecks

You have probably heard the Serenity Prayer authored by American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” Running a business does not stop with recognizing the difference. You have to take into account the things that cannot be changed and decide what you are going to do about them.

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How to establish and sustain a great brand

Paul Riecks

The large amount of effort you put into designing the brand and rolling it out is only the first step. And design doesn’t just mean great-looking graphics and a logo. It means all the things that have to be done to create the processes and employee behaviors that reinforce who you are as an organization.

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