Category: Canright Inspirations

Discovering Your Ideal through the ISAP Method

Canright Communications believes that purpose and vision should drive any sales and marketing plan and project. During the Discover phase  of our Canright Project Methodology, we make sure that we understand a company’s purpose, vision, and goals and how a marketing project will support them. The primary tool at use at this initial state is the Ideal State Action Planning (ISAP) process. The ISAP  [...Continue Reading]
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Notes on the Economy in 2010

Here are quotes and assessments on the economy in 2010 from panelists at tonight’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum Chicago program on the Economic Outlook for 2010. Tim Curley, a financial advisor at UBS Financial Services, moderated in front of a sell-out crowd. Bryce Bulman, Senior Vice President, PIMCO/Allianz Investment Management “PIMCO coined an expression called ‘the new normal.’ We’re not setting to  [...Continue Reading]
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The Year of Writing

My husband and I have declared this to be the Year of Writing—capturing our thoughts, sharing ideas, connecting with old and new friends and acquaintances, and discovering more about what’s going on around us. Collin sent me Steve Rubel’s, “Correspond to Connect,” which seemed to be in line with what we were thinking—with Steve putting it more in terms of a social media perspective.  [...Continue Reading]
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The Clicks Have It

In this world, you now vote with your mouse. Here are our most clicked-on articles, milestones, and recommendations from 2009: Top overall clicks: www.collincanright.com Top outside article: Social Media is Here to Stay…Now What? Top milestone: A tie with McDonough Associates brochure (11 MB) and Wright Leadership Institute website Top recommendations: 1. Ork Posters 2. TED Talks: Bill Strickland  [...Continue Reading]
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A Taste of Transformational Leadership

No organization or leader can be complacent because none are too big to fail; the characteristics of great leadership and how to develop them are known; individual transformation, growth, and development follows a predictable model; and leaders must speak to followers using the appropriate cultural language to foster change. That’s a pretty fair summary of the four speakers at last weekend’s Transformational Leadership Symposium:  [...Continue Reading]
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Rock Stars at Intel and BMA Chicago

Typical networking luncheon: arrive to a reception already in progress, people are talking in groups of two and three, very engaged and handing out cards. We settle down at our tables–did I say it’s BMA Chicago?–and begin the lunch, then the presentation. It’s Intel this month, with Nancy Bhagat, Intel’s VP of Sales/Marketing and Director, Global Marketing Strategy and Campaigns. Surprisingly, as Nancy was  [...Continue Reading]
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Transformational Leadership

I heard Joe Plumeri, CEO of the Willis Group Holdings, speak at The Executives’ Club of Chicago on October 29, at the club’s first CEO Breakfast of the season. Plumeri talked about the crisis in trust that American business faces and how greater transparency is needed to rebuild that trust. One consequence of today’s economic climate is that people and companies are afraid to  [...Continue Reading]
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