How to Confront Someone

Most of us don’t enjoy it, but knowing how to confront someone is a life skill that encourages productivity in the workplace, strengthens relationships, and builds trust. While confrontation has often had a reputation as being harmful or a relationship…

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Career Planning: How to Become an Executive

Career planning usually elicits one of two kinds of reactions in people. Some people find the concept of career planning so abstract or dull that they don’t understand what it means. And other people – the ambitious, the competitive, the…

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The Power of Words

The power of words – it’s something we talk a lot about in the world of consulting. Whether it be verbal or written, consultants need to be masters of language to make strong recommendations. But it’s not just consultants. Everyone…

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Business Impact Analysis: Steps & Why It’s Important

Business impact analysis is used to predict the results of a disruption to a business and to develop mitigation and recovery plans. Business impact analysis involves risk assessment, scenario planning, and analysis of investment in prevention relative to cost of…

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Blended Learning: What Is It?

Education is changing rapidly in the face of evolving technology, new learning models, and post-COVID social distancing requirements. In the midst of these changes, a new model of learning has emerged: blended learning. Both higher education and corporate learning are…

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Strategy vs Tactics: Key Differences and Uses

Strategy vs tactics is a debate as old as business – which is more important? The dichotomy is not a distinction without a difference. Business strategy and tactics are clearly different concepts. At the same time, it’s hard to say…

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5 Hour Rule: A Learner’s Success Model

The 5 hour rule of success essentially states that the most successful people in the world – think Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Mark Cuban, etc. – dedicate an entire hour every day to learning or practicing new things. When you…

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Supply Chain: Keeping Business Moving

A strong supply chain is one of the most important aspects of any business. Companies differ in what they sell and how they sell it, but supply chains are an area of commonality. Why? Nothing makes it into the hands…

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Energy Sector Overview: Trends, Innovation, & Challenges

Energy sector companies are involved in research, discovery, production, transportation, and distribution of energy. The energy industry includes a wide variety of activities and companies. However, when describing issues related to energy sector trends, innovation, and challenges, there is one…

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