Thursday Thoughts: A Personal Business Plan?

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As we finish up the first quarter of the year and are in the midst of executing business planning – strategic plans, 18 month plans, first quarter plans, budgets – how many of us have made a “Personal Business Plan”? What would your strategic plan be for yourself? Or your 30-60-90? Imagine running your business,… Read more »

Ten Years of MarchFifteen: Celebrating and Reflecting on the Last Decade

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First of all, on behalf of the MarchFifteen Team, let me send you the sincerest thanks. To you, dear Partner, dear Client – Thank you! Thank you for helping us remain true to what we are. Thank you for pushing us to be uncomfortable and, by doing so, to remain relevant. Thank you for your… Read more »

An Idea for 2021

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The idea is simple… Get a jar. You might want to decorate it – here is a project for ‘21! At the end of each week, write down one good memory of the week on a piece of paper and put it in the jar. Thank you for this idea, Thorsten! Considering that 2020 is… Read more »

Do what you do best! – A Guest Blog by Helle Bundgaard

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As we enter the new year, we wanted to share with you a guest blog by one of our dear partners, Helle Bundgaard, Founder of Motivation Factor, on the motivating power of our personal talents (we all have them!). This past year has forced us to take pause and reflect on what is important to… Read more »

Thursday Thoughts: When a Woman Leader Realizes Her Worth

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When a woman leader realizes her worth, she becomes an unstoppable force. Unapologetic, unafraid, confident and optimistic – her presence commands pause, and her thinking shifts perspectives and direction. What can you do to realize your worth? Think about these 3 things: Know who you want to be and who you want to become. Be… Read more »

MarchFifteen Goes Digital on Strategy Implementation

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A strong, new partnership with DecideAct enables MarchFifteen to help you, our clients, with strategy implementation using a groundbreaking digital solution. We are excited to announce our partnership with DecideAct – a dedicated provider of a cloud-based Strategy Execution Management solution that simplifies and streamlines manual implementation and follow-up of strategies, helping companies and organizations… Read more »

Thursday Thoughts: Should We Start the Holidays Early?

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Are you feeling exhausted right now? There are a lot of very good reasons for that – 2020 has been an exhausting year! As we head into colder weather, shorter days, and more time indoors, it’s hard to feel excited about much. For some people, decorating early for the holidays can provide a bit of… Read more »

Thursday Thoughts: Life Reno

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I love this quote: “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”  Seth Godin Today, going on fabulous world trips is not in the cards and many people are doing home renovation projects. Gardens are more beautiful than ever, and outdoor heaters… Read more »

Thursday Thoughts: Compassionate Leadership

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In addition to our regular blog posts, we are starting to share with you our “Thursday Thoughts”. Periodically, on a Thursday, we will post a short piece on a topic that has been on our mind. As always, we are keen to discuss. Thursday Thoughts: Compassionate Leadership A compassionate leader is able to balance the… Read more »

Managing and Courting Conflict in Teams and Virtual Teams

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Some conflict in teams is inevitable and, in fact, can be healthy. When we have different values as individuals, communication becomes paramount so that we can understand where conflicts can arise. As noted by Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, the more we really get to know people, the better we get along. Familiarity… Read more »