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Business Change Management

Business Change Management

Executive Street Publishes Andrea Simon’s Blog “Business Stalled? Maybe it’s Your Culture!”

On Feb 27, 2013 11:14:32 AM

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Categories: Andrea Simon, Change Management, Igniting Change

Executive Street, the daily blog of Vistage International, recently featured an article by Andrea Simon entitled, “Business Stalled? Maybe it’s Your Culture!” In her blog, Andrea asks, “Has growth slowed? Stalled? Gone in the wrong direction? Perhaps it is your Culture.

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Innovation Games®…Do They Work?

On Feb 27, 2013 8:41:30 AM

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Categories: Innovation Games, Andrew Simon, Entrepreneurs, Change Management

Over the past three months, Simon Associates Management Consultants (SAMC) has conducted Innovation Games® across a gamut of categories and clients…from municipalities to healthcare providers to pharma to plain old manufacturing companies.

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Start Your Business With A Family Member

On Feb 21, 2013 8:42:41 AM

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Categories: Family Firms, Andrew Simon, Change Management

In the fall I wrote about nine things you should consider when starting a new business venture. I thought it to be pretty complete. Then someone asked me to write about going into business with a family member. What did I think about that and did I have any words of caution? That’s a pretty thought-provoking question.

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Forbes.com Publishes Andrea Simon’s “Ten Business Trends From The Trenches For 2013″

On Feb 15, 2013 11:18:06 AM

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Categories: Family Firms, Healthcare, Blue Ocean, Andrea Simon, Emerging Trends, Change Management

Andrea Simon’s insightful and instructive “Ten Business Trends From The Trenches For 2013″ is currently being featured in an article on Forbes.com.

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Executive Street Highlights Andrea Simon Blog “Randomness Awaits You”

On Feb 13, 2013 11:22:24 AM

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Categories: Blue Ocean, Andrea Simon, Change Management

Executive Street, the daily blog of Vistage International, recently featured an article by Andrea Simon entitled, “Randomness Awaits You.” In her blog, Andrea offers words of wisdom to business leaders who could benefit from putting some randomness and chance into their companies to arrive at big ideas.

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Simon Associates Founder Andrea Simon Ph.D. Certified As Blue Ocean Strategist

On Feb 13, 2013 11:19:56 AM

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Categories: Blue Ocean, Andrea Simon

Culmination of Five Years of Teaching Companies How to Create New Markets for Themselves

New York, NY, February 13, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Andrea Simon, Ph.D., founder and President of Simon Associates Management Consultants (SAMC), has just received her official practitioner certification as a Blue Ocean Strategist following a three-day, action-learning course last week from the Blue Ocean Strategy Network.

This certification comes after more than five years of Simon’s client work on Blue Ocean Strategy® and over 140 workshops conducted for business leaders entitled, “Change Matters: How to Find New Market Space,” weaving Blue Ocean Strategic thinking into her own ChangeMap™ process.Blue Ocean tools and strategic thinking have become important elements in Simon’s ChangeMap process, because they help companies:
· re-invent their products and services
· re-imagine new approaches to deliver value in innovative ways,
creating new markets (Blue Oceans), instead of just competing within existing ones (Red Oceans)
· re-think their business models and brand positioning.“My ChangeMap™ process emerged as it became apparent to me that new ideas needed a mapping system that enabled a company’s employees to better ‘see, feel and think’ about where they were going,” said Simon. “The process often involves ‘backward planning’ in order to find a fresh starting point and then you need to stay on course with a new plan, as old plans interfere with new solutions.”During last week’s certification course, Simon learned more tips about how to apply Blue Ocean Strategy/Value Innovation tools, methodologies, and frameworks to help private and public sector clients thrive through creative innovation.“Despite all of my previous work in the Blue Ocean space, I felt it was important to put the icing on the cake and become certified, especially since requests from clients for Blue Ocean sessions have gone up by 30 percent since last year,” added Simon. “Often clients come to us, knowing that they’ve stalled and can’t stimulate new ideas. Now, we can combine our expertise as corporate anthropologists, and our work from the past with some new tools from this course. Then we can help our clients even more effectively implement strategies to discover successful innovations.”

Any business leaders that are finding themselves stalled should visit the Simon Associates website, read Simon’s blog, or contact her to discuss Blue Ocean strategies.

Media Contact: Chuck Casto, Casto Consulting, 508-314-3284, chuckcasto@gmail.com

News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com

SOURCE Simon Associates Management Consultants

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Fierce Healthcare Features Andrea Simon Blog “Use Blogs To Manage Your Healthcare Brand”

On Feb 7, 2013 11:26:14 AM

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Categories: Healthcare, Andrea Simon

The online healthcare information source FierceHealthcare featured a recent blog by Andrea Simon entitled, “Use blogs to manage your healthcare brand.” In her blog, Andrea discusses in depth how in today’s Web-connected times, it’s crucial that physicians understand that they must take control of their reputations and manage their “brand,” because they are a brand.

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Sitting in Blue Ocean Strategy® Training

On Feb 7, 2013 11:24:38 AM

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Categories: Blue Ocean, Andrea Simon, Change Management

It is a very interesting experience to sit in a training session to get my practitioner certification on Blue Ocean Strategy®. I feel like I am listening to myself. It has been a long time since I was a student being taught by a professor and not a professor myself.

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Where Are The Opportunities For New Business Growth?

On Feb 5, 2013 11:29:38 AM

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Categories: Healthcare, Andrea Simon, Change Management, Igniting Change

In several recent blogs I’ve shared with you the trends I’ve been seeing in different parts of the country as I work with clients or deliver workshops to CEOs. Now I want to tell you about growth opportunities that seem to be popping up that might offer you some ideas for your own company.

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Welcome To The “We're Stuck” Economy

On Feb 5, 2013 11:27:42 AM

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Categories: Healthcare, Andrea Simon, Emerging Trends, Change Management

There is a pattern I am beginning to see as I work with clients or conduct workshops across the country. I invite you to share your thoughts on how you see companies responding to what I am calling the “We’re Stuck” economy, or the “aha” moment when a company realizes that “Uh-oh, the old economy is not coming back and I don’t know what to do.”

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Innovation: A Word You Love or a Way of Life?

On Feb 4, 2013 11:34:06 AM

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Categories: Innovation Games, Andrea Simon, Change Management

At recent workshops I held on innovation, I was fascinated by the answer to my question: “Are you for innovation?” Everyone said “Yes!” But, when I asked, “What are you actually doing to do innovation?” The answers: “Not much!”

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Randomness Awaits You

On Feb 4, 2013 11:32:07 AM

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Categories: Blue Ocean, Andrea Simon, Change Management

There is an adage among folks who work in innovation and creativity that the more ideas you have, the more likely you will have great ones—you just don’t know which ones they are. Often they are at the intersections of ideas…more random than scientific, more by chance than by choice, and more likely to come from luck than rigor.

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