October 12th 2016

The Power of Asking Pivotal Questions

In rapidly changing business landscapes, executives need the ability to quickly spot both new opportunities and hidden risks. Asking the right questions can help you broaden your perspectives - and make smarter decisions. This article will show you how.

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The biggest dangers to a company are the ones you don't see coming. Understanding these threats - and anticipating opportunities - requires strong peripheral vision. In this article, Paul Schoemaker expands on the concepts covered in his third talk at CRF's 8th International Conference.

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