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Using the SWOT Analysis [Podcast]

This simple tool is a great way to evaluate problems in your organization through an objective lens. Grace will explain how to identify your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats, when to use the PESTEL tool, and which steps you can take to get the most out of this tool.

Keep reading for a full transcript of this episode (with bonus images and links!)

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15 More Places to Look for Strategic Risk in a Company: Qualitative

Quality is much different than quantity. It includes sensations and feelings from interviews, discussions, and narrative stories that are difficult to turn into specific numbers.

Although it takes more time to collect, qualitative data is extremely helpful because it provides a depth of understanding about very complex problems.

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Honeybee, Scorpion, and Nuclear Employees [Podcast]

The best way to avoid problems and overcome barriers in a company is simple: Listen to the experiences and opinions of your employees. Although listening to negative feedback can feel challenging to leaders, it is one of the most valuable sources of risk intelligence.

In this episode, Grace explains the three ways for frustrated employees offer their opinions and which 5 steps will help you create Healthy Feedback Loops in your organization.

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20 Excellent Places to Look for Strategic Risk in a Company: Quantitative

There are many places to look for signs that something in your company needs to be adjusted.

In this post, I’ll share 20 different places where your business can look to avoid a potential catastrophe. I also explain how to evaluate these sources for vulnerabilities, and which questions to ask.

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Interpreting Numbers and Experiences [Podcast]

What’s the difference between quantitative data (numbers) and qualitative data (experiences & emotions)?

Keep reading to find out why these are both essential parts of overcoming barriers as an owner, and examples of where to look for vulnerabilities in your business.

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Which Business Models are Predatory [Podcast]

In this episode, Grace explains the differences between 10 popular business models,  the four types of organizational vulnerabilities, and which 6 principles of influence can be used (for good or for bad).

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How to Tell if It’s Time to Quit [Podcast]

Nobody wants to talk about it, but… should you quit?

In this episode, Grace explains the two ways to approach every business decision and 4 ways to face a difficult problem (based on a famous song by Kenny Rogers!)

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How to Go Gray Confidently in 5 Easy Steps

We’ve been stuck at home for weeks. Hair salons are closed. What can you do if your roots are showing and you’re tired of covering them up?

Even if you had never considered it before, maybe this is the time to go gray. Let me share why I chose to stop coloring my hair and the steps I suggest for taking the plunge.

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Ideas for Adapting Your Business [Podcast]

If you are facing a crossroads, this could be a great opportunity to create a better version of your business. This episode provides 9 ways you can adapt to market changes, including how to evaluate both emotions and useful data for making risk intelligent decisions.

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What Happened After I Looked at 403 Health and Wellness MLM Companies

One of the fastest growing industries in the world is the Health & Wellness sector. Yet despite the promise of relief and improvement, many companies promote unproven products using a predatory business model that actually causes tremendous damage to consumers.

In this article, you’ll read my insights from my evaluation of 403 different Direct Sales companies that sell Health & Wellness products.

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