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As Your Customer Would or Does
As Your Customer Would or Does
Experience your own product or service as one of your customers would or does. You might be surprised with what you learn. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/ The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2023/01/29/as-your-customer-would-or-does/ Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
02:51
January 30, 2023
ChatGPT. Some Thoughts...
ChatGPT. Some Thoughts...
ChatGPT is a remarkable technology. It has the promise to change business as we know it. I assert that ChatGPT or some future technology or standard like it is and will be an everyday business tool. Such a statement glosses over so much that it's more revealing to explain what's missing than what's accomplished. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/ The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2023/01/28/chatgpt-some-thoughts Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
07:52
January 28, 2023
How Strategy Happens: A Framework
How Strategy Happens: A Framework
Business strategy is to the market and the customer what an organization's framework is to the operation and the employee. The framework is the organization's structural alignment to enact its strategy, and express its potential value. That framework may be well designed or it may not be. Why is the link between strategy and frameworks important to the individual employee? Answer: the workplace experience. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/ The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2023/01/21/how-strategy-happens-a-framework/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
12:01
January 21, 2023
Support Coworkers & Colleagues
Support Coworkers & Colleagues
Promise and potential oftentimes need external support.  And why not?  Business is about respect, compassion and positive-sum results.  How do you support the ambitions of others to meet promise and potential? My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/ The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2023/01/12/support-coworkers-colleagues/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
05:38
January 12, 2023
To Be Managed
To Be Managed
Being managed is a topic with far less exploration than the act of managing others.  It's a healthy beginning to the manager-managed relationship. Business trends to watch in 2023 (link). Other reading: Systems vs. Teams (link). My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/ The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2023/01/10/to-be-managed/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
03:50
January 11, 2023
AI Will Be Able To Do This
AI Will Be Able To Do This
Music and business have a lot in common. They’re both art and science. They’re nuanced.  So if Artificial Intelligence can create music without human intervention, then I predict AI will create entire businesses as commodities.  Mine is an example of scenario planning and interdisciplinary thinking that, together with the concept of AI, offer a vision of a changed world. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/ The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2023/01/06/ai-will-be-able-to-do-this Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
06:07
January 06, 2023
Burnout
Burnout
It had been since October when I last posted. All of a sudden, silence. So what happened?! My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/ The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2023/01/02/burnout Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
02:33
January 03, 2023
How do you make it easier for others to be better around you?
How do you make it easier for others to be better around you?
A leadership quote I heard describes the topic in such a way that we should ask ourselves this question: How do you make it easier for others to be better around you? My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/ The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2023/01/01/hot-do-you-make-it-easier-for-others-to-be-better-around-you Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
01:52
January 01, 2023
Be A Good Customer (More)
Be A Good Customer (More)
A few days ago I announced the release of my newest blogpost, Be A Good Customer.  This episode provides an article overview, and couple of rarities.  First, I define audience archetypes for that article, or those who may find profound interest in reading that work.  To do so, and secondly, I provide a 'copy/paste' of my October 8, 2022 edition if the Danny Rehr's Blog: The Newsletter's podcast. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/ The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2022/10/07/be-a-good-customer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
09:38
October 11, 2022
Be A Good Customer
Be A Good Customer
What is a good customer beyond a perpetual, loyal transactor?  What's beyond the transaction?  A choice to become a good customer brings otherwise undiscoverable benefits to everyone involved, including other customers and that business. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/ The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2022/10/07/be-a-good-customer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com I mentioned Seth Godin's blog and one of his latest projects.  Find the links below. Seth Godin's blog: https://seths.blog/ The Carbon Almanac: It's Not Too Late: https://thecarbonalmanac.org/book/
27:13
October 07, 2022
Should
Should
"Never should on someone" was told to me about 10 years ago.  It's a reminder to never impose oneself unto another who is uncertain, because imposition or transcendence of one's personal ambition unto another is a violation. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/ The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2022/09/20/should Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
30:23
September 20, 2022
Forecast 2 - August 31, 2022
Forecast 2 - August 31, 2022
A recap of the past month, and a forecast for what's to come.  Danny Rehr's Blog has existed for just short of 4 months now.  A lot of exciting achievements have been developed.  Learn what's slated for the short-term going forward.    Thank you! My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ADAZ_5zAQZ0 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
07:05
September 01, 2022
Mapping Strategy
Mapping Strategy
Mapping strategy is depicting complex intentionality.  In this post I explain what is strategy, the differences between planning, intent and strategy; and I discuss the prominence of uniqueness and interconnectedness in strategies.  Of course, as the title suggests, I showcase how to map strategy and provide a few examples.  One is the strategy I use for Danny Rehr's Blog (I've provided a link to my Instagram page to view). Activity-System Map for Danny Rehr's Blog: https://www.instagram.com/p/ChLYTLUvVuN/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2022/08/22/mapping-strategy Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
20:42
August 22, 2022
Fitness for Ambition
Fitness for Ambition
Fitness for ambition is a dynamic pursuit. I define it as what dynamically works for us and against us in the pursuit of ways to make us feel rich and flourish in doing so? Important, what makes each of us feel rich means something different to everyone, and through our fitness for ambition, requires activation.  Activate that fitness for ambition and you'll be poised for a myriad of imaginative, creative and innovative opportunities! Books recommended: Best Job Ever! by Dr. C.K. Bray (link) The Unfair Advantage by Ash Ali and Hasan Kubba (link) YouTube channel recommended: Marques Brownlee (a.k.a. 'MKBHD') (link) My Blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com The Post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2022/08/15/fitness-for-ambition/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
24:10
August 15, 2022
My New Newsletter
My New Newsletter
This podcast is a special announcement.  Danny Rehr’s Blog: The Newsletter is a weekly publication that lands right in your Inbox. Read or listen via built-in audio (my voice). It’s purpose is behind-the-scenes content, news, and additional thoughts and/or material not covered in Danny Rehr’s Blog. Subscribe and share.  It's free!  https://dannyrehr.substack.com My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog
04:54
August 06, 2022
Forecast 1 - July 28, 2022
Forecast 1 - July 28, 2022
This episode is the first of its kind - a recap and forecast for what's to come. Danny Rehr's Blog has existed for just short of 3 months now. A lot of exciting achievements have been developed, including 13 posts, a podcast, a YouTube channel, and an Instagram account. What's slated for the short-term going forward will be discussed.  It's also a chance to say thanks. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
03:28
July 28, 2022
Failure
Failure
Failure means you're trying. Maybe it didn't work out; maybe it won't work out. Good faith and effort was or will be there. You'll inevitably learn something along the way. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2022/07/20/failure/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
02:12
July 21, 2022
The Employee
The Employee
Employees aren't resources. They're precious resources, and that's why employees are the company. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2022/07/11/the-employee/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
27:29
July 11, 2022
Systems vs. Teams
Systems vs. Teams
Systems are strategic entities. People can operate within them for the purpose of facilitating processes and procedures. More fundamentally, people cooperate in teams. It's when we errantly swap the two that we sacrifice the viability of strategy, and the humanity of those who make organizations go. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com This post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2022/06/24/systems-vs-teams/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
11:58
June 24, 2022
Just Be Nice: A Lesson In Path Dependency
Just Be Nice: A Lesson In Path Dependency
In the way I've thought about them here, path dependencies make for interesting diagnostic and prescriptive tools. They may also describe scenarios in which culture is either/both a strength or a weakness that must be acknowledged. Operationally, perceiving strategy through the lens of path dependency may result is some creative, cost-effective, and efficient solutions to hard problems. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com This post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2022/06/19/just-be-nice-a-lesson-in-path-dependency/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
12:26
June 20, 2022
Why I Journal About Work
Why I Journal About Work
Of course, not everyone likes in-depth analysis; however, what affects one at work has personal meaning to that individual. My work journal became more than a daily review. It was something altogether different, something more. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com This post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2022/06/16/why-i-journal-about-work/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
06:09
June 16, 2022
Making Sense of Organizational Culture
Making Sense of Organizational Culture
Through a top-level understanding of organizational culture we can discover new ways to make sense of the workplace. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2022/06/12/making-sense-of-organizational-culture/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
10:59
June 12, 2022
Mentorship Mastery
Mentorship Mastery
Mentorship is an important development method both for the mentee and the mentor. Desired results are growth, path development and high performance. For me, there's a gratification in sharing alongside an urgency to develop myself to meet need. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2022/06/09/mentorship-mastery/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
04:36
June 09, 2022
Get To Know The Employee Life Cycle
Get To Know The Employee Life Cycle
The employee life cycle overlaps with workforce planning strategy—from recruitment to departure; yes, through until the employee leaves—and plays a crucial part of the promise and potential of an organization’s design - and by derivation its people. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2022/06/05/get-to-know-the-employee-life-cycle/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
08:13
June 06, 2022
Organization Design Is Affected By Employees Occupying That Very Design
Organization Design Is Affected By Employees Occupying That Very Design
It may logically be said that organization design comes down to a compilation of people, not simply roles. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2022/06/02/organization-design-is-affected-by-employees-occupying-that-very-design/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
04:49
June 03, 2022
Organization Design Matters
Organization Design Matters
When working dynamics seem off, we tend to appreciate them in a conjectural manner. I love how Brian J. Robertson puts it: “The human capacity to sense dissonance in the present moment and see the potential for change…” Typically, we identify activities or performance for deficiency, because those are the effects over which someone must have control, right?! (Sadly, we'll even point the finger.) My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2022/05/29/organization-design-matters/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
04:28
May 29, 2022
Self-Leadership: Managing Energy In Yourself, First
Self-Leadership: Managing Energy In Yourself, First
My personal blog is about making sense of the workplace and improving others' careers. Effectively, I set out to highlight self-leadership. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2022/05/26/self-leadership-managing-energy-in-yourself-first/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
05:44
May 26, 2022
Scaling-Up Personal Ambition
Scaling-Up Personal Ambition
We think of our purpose as a target to shoot for. That’s only half right. In fact purpose is BOTH the projectile and target, together. For individuals, purpose starts with personal ambition. The way to see purpose through to one’s goal, one can scale-up. Let’s explore what all of this means. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2022/05/23/scaling-up-personal-ambition/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
05:31
May 23, 2022
Is An MBA Worth It?
Is An MBA Worth It?
Answer: An MBA is worth it if you never leave the program, figuratively speaking. My blog: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com The post: https://dannyrehr.wordpress.com/2022/05/19/is-an-mba-worth-it/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyRehrBlog Subscribe to my newsletter: https://dannyrehr.substack.com
02:29
May 19, 2022