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Consultants bring perspective

November 28, 2018

Consultants bring perspective At a recent speaking engagement, I was asked what I think is the greatest value a consultant can bring to a project (in this case, choosing a new association management system). I think the greatest value a consultant with significant experience can bring you is perspective.  For example, when I work with clients on …

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Garbage in, gospel out

November 22, 2018

Garbage in, gospel out We’ve all heard the phrase “Garbage in, garbage out.” If the data entered into the system is bad, any reports coming out of it will be bad. Simple. But what about “Garbage in, gospel out”? (I first heard this from my father.) Translated, this is reflected in the attitude of “If the system …

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Dramatic change does not happen overnight

November 15, 2018

Dramatic change does not happen overnight Like most things in life, dramatic change does not happen overnight, and the same is true for improving data management. Slow gains add up fast, but there is no such thing as an “overnight success.” Identify one or two simple things you can improve in your data management. Very quickly …

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Implementation Intention

November 8, 2018

Implementation Intention Editor’s note: I have a new email newsletter, sent weekly, called Wes’s Wednesday Wisdom. Click here to subscribe In James Clear’s new book, Atomic Habits, he discusses the concept of implementation intention. Simply put, this is a statement that puts into words your plans for executing a new habit. As he puts it, “when …

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