The Poll: Please take
the brief (11 question)  2014-2015 Start
Stop Poll here.

New Year, New Beginning I am a great
believer in the New Year as offering us a New Beginning. I have been fortunate
enough to have spent my career in a profession where colleagues have generously
shared insights into their victories, hot tips,  short cuts, false starts and  just plain old bad choices. We are living in a
whirlwind of change: new products, new processes, new roles,  new organizational options, new expectations.  We can’t do it all so let’s help each other decide what’s worth doing. Let’s leap boldly into the future together.
Did you outsource? Centralize? Switch to a single online provider? Stop distributing deskbooks? Start offering eBooks? Embed your team? Start a competitive intelligence newsletter? Develop an app?
Knowing When to

I am a big fan of Jim Collins author of the business classic
“Good to Great.” He counsels readers that deciding what to STOP doing is as
important as deciding what projects we START. It is so easy to continue doing
things – because we have always done them. Managing change is not easy. You may
take some heat… it’s part of the job. Change is the only constant. 

Make Room For

The speed with which old processes and assumptions become obsolete is
accelerating. We can only deliver more value by eliminating or streamlining the
routine, the redundant and the unexamined. 

The Wisdom of
In the spirit of collecting the wisdom of colleagues I am once again asking
readers to share what they  started or
stopped in 2014 and on what we plan to start or stop in 2015. What products did
we stop using? What new ones will we adopt in 2015?
The Poll: Please take
the brief (11 question) survey here.
The Survey will
remain open until January 15th and I will report on the results. Thanks in
advance to all participants.
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