You Have a Plan, Now Work the Plan | Mekanic

You Have a Plan, Now Work the Plan

Preparing to pivot your business model means anticipating these implementation pitfalls. Written by Alex Jimenez Leadership fails to designate a set of KPIs and monitoring plans that...

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The People Pivot Conundrum | Mekanic

The People Pivot Conundrum

When your business model pivots, your team’s roles and responsibilities also need to shift. Here’s how to start the process. Written by Alex Jimenez Last week we...

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A Nice, Big Glass of Cold Water

A Nice, Big Glass of Cold Water

A realist’s advice on pivoting your business operations, financial goals, and management strategies to overcome the next 18 months. Written by Alex Jimenez After what has seemed...

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Do You Outsource?

Written by Alex Jimenez Outsourcing models are not revolutionary. Organizations have been outsourcing essential functions and roles for decades, and in most organizations, there is always...

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The Decision-Making Conundrum | Mekanic

The Decision-Making Conundrum

Written by Alex Jimenez   One of the great challenges leaders encounter is a lack of decision making across their teams. You will always have people in...

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Doomed by Logo Lust | Mekanic

Doomed by Logo Lust

Written by Erik Hansen     The big challenges brands are facing right now are tricky to solve. The reality is that a logo is only one part of...

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Closed Door Leadership

Closed Door Leadership

Written by Alex Jimenez   Leadership.  That one word can elicit hundreds, if not hundreds of thousands of different reactions—both positive and negative.  Leaders need a broad...

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A Conversation Is Not an Action | Mekanic

A Conversation Is Not an Action

Written by Kate Burgman   A colleague recently asked me, “How do you get any work done when you’re running from meeting to meeting all day?”   You may...

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Slowing Down to Speed Up | Mekanic

Slowing Down to Speed Up

Written by Alex Jimenez   Process. Best practices. Documentation. I bet these terms get floated around in your environment on a regular basis (and if not, you may...

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The Grass is Not Always Greener | Mekanic

The Grass is Not Always Greener

Written by Alex Jimenez   In a world where we are constantly overwhelmed with shiny new things on what seems to be a minute-by-minute basis, this adage applies...

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Are You Really Ready to Grow? | Mekanic

Are You Really Ready to Grow?

Written by Alex Jimenez   Growth is good, if I may paraphrase Wall Street. Ok, maybe I’m no Gordon Gekko. But I speak the truth. Consider how much...

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NEWS: Mekanic Means Business with Strategic Additions | Mekanic

NEWS: Mekanic Means Business with Strategic Additions

New partner guides clients through growth and change   Contact: Erik Hansen Tel.: (703) 647-9884 Email: erik@mekanicbrands.com Website: mekanicbrands.com   ALEXANDRIA, VA, September 25th—Creative brand consultancy Mekanic welcomes seasoned strategist Alex Jimenez...

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Destroy to Create | Mekanic

Destroy to Create

Written by Adrian Parsons   When you introduce an idea in a first draft, you find an esprit de corps with that idea. From incubation to publishing,...

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Finding Why | Mekanic

Finding Why

Written by Erik Hansen   Business is brand and brand is business. The reality: A brand is a living, breathing organism, and every aspect of the business...

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What's in a Name? | Mekanic

What’s in a Name?

Written by Kate Burgman   As part of Mekanic’s Brand Kamp workshops, we help name new businesses and ventures, or help rename those that are already established...

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Mekanic Without a Woman? | Mekanic

Mekanic Without a Woman?

Written by Kate Burgman As a person who reads things on the Internet, you may already know that March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day...

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Tribal Hiring | Mekanic

Tribal Hiring

Written by Erik Hansen   Building a great team isn’t easy – it’s hard as hell in any business. No matter what industry, finding the right talent...

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Where A Shop-hater Shops | Mekanic

Where A Shop-hater Shops

Written by Katie Hansen   Somewhere along the way I transitioned from a mall rat maven to a shopping center cynic. I’m sure it happened organically with some...

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Does Your Conference Brand Have Balls? | Mekanic

Does Your Conference Brand Have Balls?

Written by Katie Hansen Conferences present a ball pit of topics, products, programs, services, speakers, communities, sponsors, campaigns and themes. When exposed to independently, these parts don’t...

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