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I’ve dubbed my newsletter with the “Discovery” name because every installment shares a new way of thinking about or approaching what it means to differentiate your organization. Explore smart and snackable content for nonprofits and purpose-driven organizations that advances your strategic thinking.

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DIFFERENTIATION ZONE’S MOST RECENT DISCOVERIES

Navigating Certain Uncertainty

Navigating Certain Uncertainty

Why does your organization matter? Why should it matter to me? Can you answer those questions today? Can you anticipate your customer’s answers in six months? Twelve? Eighteen? When I speak with purpose-driven executives and consultants, I hear a common refrain. The...

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Psst. I’ve Been Writing a Book

Psst. I’ve Been Writing a Book

What’s your pandemic passion project? Have you perfected your banana bread recipe? Mastered the art of orchid growing? Bought an above-ground pool for your backyard?Searches for "Banana Bread Demo" have increased by 500% over the last year.Since April, I’ve been...

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What’s true? Differentiation

What’s true? Differentiation

How do you know if something is genuine? Authentic? Novel? Your gut. No, I’m not talking about the pandemic pudge. I’m referring to intuition.  Intuition  - the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. Intuition...

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Culture Ate Your Lunch

Culture Ate Your Lunch

We’re familiar with the phrase originated by Peter Drucker—culture eats strategy for breakfast. Time and again we’ve crafted brilliant strategies and perfected plans only to have them crash against the immovable wall of organizational culture. A culture attached to...

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It’s Reinvention Time

It’s Reinvention Time

When I created your Bounce-Back Plan three months ago, one thing was certain: Business model reinvention was a must-do. I knew you’d be tempted to try a few workarounds to extend the life of your existing programs and services. Or you might pause for a bit until the...

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