Developing Strategy in a Competitive Environment

Strategy formulation begins with an analysis of the forces that shape competition in the industry in which a company is based. The goal is to understand the opportunities and threats confronting the firm and to use this understanding to identify strategy/strategies that will enable the company to outperform its rivals. Opportunities arise when a company can take …
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How Important Internal Control Is to Organizations

Have you ever ridden a full grown adult horse in its prime? Perhaps this could be a thoroughbred. Imagine how this horse with all its attributes could gallop in the open field free, wild and with reckless abandon and out of control or lacks the internal control while you are riding on top of that …
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Have You Entered Into A Flow State?

What is a Flow State? Scientifically speaking, flow state is a state of consciousness where the Pre-frontal cortex shuts down and gives way to flow; the pre-frontal cortex is our reasoning logical mind hence, it is susceptible to fear and could be risk averse because it is concerned with the outcome or the future and …
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Embracing Your Dark Side

What is primal is often our dark side. We’ve been told not to take-up something which hasn’t been done before. The experiences and perceptions of those who were before us, our parents, relatives, friends and teachers tell us, if we want to pursue something, it should be the tried and tested way already. In other …
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The 5 Patterns of Outstanding Achievers

A prominent psychologist during the early 1900’s Dr. Edward L. Kramer states that, “Men follow your feet faster than your mouth”. It is another way of saying that your actions are far superior influential than all the eloquent words you can muster. Men are swept-away by how strong your actions are than by how good …
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Beyond Skin Deep

Can Women be taken at face value? I was once confronted with a fact that what a woman thinks is attractive in a man and how a woman responds whether she is attracted are two different things. The first is logical, you may even say, universal. Like women prefer a man who is well-educated, hard-working, …
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“Gender Sensitivity”

“If women can do it, so can the men”, said the Human Resources Chief of one of the government agencies in the country, a gentle yet straight-forward woman who’s in her early sixties told me once when I visited her in the office. She was referring that if a woman can rear a child, there …
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The Real You

I just want to share with you an excerpt from a humorous speech I made in Toastmasters meeting which bears with it, a valuable lesson. A real life experience made humorous. Read on. (First line sung to the tune of Staying Alive by The Bee gees) “Well you can tell by the way I do …
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Beyond Your Comfort Zone

“You!” “Me?” “Yes, you! We want you to join our humorous speech contest.” “But I’m shy and look a bit serious for this contest.” “Yes, we think you look serious enough that people won’t even notice that you’re making them laugh. That would have an insane effect.” It all started with my basic speech number …
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Go into the Direction of Your Heart

“Having an aim is the key to achieving your best”, said the great Henry J. Kaiser. The evidence is overwhelming that you cannot begin to achieve your best unless you set some aim in life. What would football be without a goal. You see men play over their heads to reach the goal, whether in …
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