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Dr Earl R Smith II
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How many articles have you read that start out “Ten Things Not To Do During…”? One gets the distinct impression that the people who write these articles are looking at the world out of the wrong orifice
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The problem is that analysis tends to generate explanations rather than solutions. You may end up knowing ‘why’ you are behaving in a self-destructive way and find that, having the explanation, you are not able to make the changes necessary to stop the behavior.
Dr. Earl R. Smith II DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.com Some of my mentoring engagements focus on the personal tendencies of my clients. Those journeys take us into very personal areas; many of which have been either avoided or ignored for many years. ...
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The problem is that analysis tends to generate explanations rather than solutions. You may end up knowing ‘why’ you are behaving in a self-destructive way and find that, having the explanation, you are not able to make the changes necessary to stop the behavior.
Dr. Earl R. Smith II DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.com Some of my mentoring engagements focus on the personal tendencies of my clients. Those journeys take us into very personal areas; many of which have been either avoided or ignored for many years. ...
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Shall you live authentically who you are or will you spend your allotted living the life of someone you imagine myself to be?
Zen Sense -Transformational Journeys.Challenging – Overcoming – Empowering – Life Saving http://www.dr-smith.info/ Mentoring for Those With the Courage to Make the Journey Based on my years of coaching hundreds of people – helping them overcome some ...
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We begin each engagement with a strategic assessment. The objective is to pull the current quals, past performance, branding and value proposition(s) into focus and then rework each to more closely align them with the strategic vision for the company. You would be surprised how much out of alignment some of these are. Or, maybe not.
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Basic psychology tells us that the easiest way to sabotage your own interests is to think about ways that you sabotage your own interest. Quick, for the next twenty seconds don’t think of an elephant. See what I mean?
Dr. Earl R. Smith II DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.com One of the most astonishing imbalances when it comes to those who dispense advice is the imbalance between proscription and prescription. If you read most of what they offer, you are certain to ...
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In the cottage stage, leadership tends to be defined by the founders. For many, because of their own rather limited management experience, their vision of leadership tends to be based on position and prerogative rather than inspiration and example. This can work during the early stages.
From Amazing Pace: Turbo-Charged Business Development Dr. Earl R. Smith II Managing Partner, Growthers This article describes a situation that occurs over and over during the growth of any company. It might seem that, once out of the cottage stage, ...
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With its latest reinvention, Twitter has made it much easier to manage that brand and to make sure that it is not stained. The company deserves a tip of the hat.
by Dr. Earl R. Smith II DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com www.Dr-Smith.com Twitter has recently launched a brand-new design. Like most things, my initial reaction was “why was this needed?” But then I started to spend some time using the new format and discovered ...
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Most organizations can significantly improve their planning and implementation cycles. In my role as a facilitator and adviser, I help the team develop and implement new and more productive approaches to the process.
Dr. Earl R. Smith II DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.com Both strategic and tactical planning are partially science and partially art. Like a hammer or a football, the intellectualization of their function and purpose does not make a person adept - let ...
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I provide mentoring to those who have both the courage and determination to make a truly transformational journey. My approach is heavily influenced by core principles of Zen Buddhism. I don’t offer quick fixes or follow the latest fads. If you are willing to make the long journey – if it’s time for you to come to know the person you really are and can become – if you intend to finally find the path you should be following – if you want to start living life you were truly meant to live – then perhaps we should talk.
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The challenge that this new client presented was to introduce them to this new vision of strategic planning while disabusing them of the notion that generic strategic planning had any usefulness at all. And why was this challenge so difficult to meet? That is the key question in this story.
Dr. Earl R. Smith II DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.com I'm very results driven. I suppose it derives from the 18 years that I lived in Manhattan. After living there for a while you come to understand that talking about it is akin to moving the ...
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There are times when envisioning change in this way can be very productive. Change focused on a clear understanding of the needs of an organization is a good example. This is a form of engineering – tactical and directed. An example might be a company that is poised to move to the next level.
Dr. Earl R. Smith II DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.com During my six tours as a CEO and through the years of working with other CEOs, I have developed an understanding of the process of change that is considerably different from the one I learned at ...
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Stonington, CT - NYC - Glasgoiw, Scotland - Seoul, Korea - Birmingham, England - Arlington, Texas - Barcelona, Spain - Atlanta, Georgia - Los Angeles, California - Charlotte Amalie, USVI - Austin, Texas - Tokyo, Japan - Paris, France - Madrid, Spain - Cairo, Egypt
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Dr. Earl R. Smith II is a proven entrepreneur, seasoned senior executive, political and social theorist, published author and speaker. A veteran of Wall Street, he founded two non-profit and six for-profit companies. His experience includes designing and organizing companies, business/technology management, team building, strategic alliances, negotiating complex arrangements, governance & compliance, resourcing & financing, mergers & acquisitions, management/team/board assessment, coaching and strategic and tactical planning and implementation. His experience includes designing and organizing companies, business/technology management, team building, strategic alliances, negotiating complex arrangements, governance and compliance, resourcing and financing, mergers and acquisitions, management/team/board assessment, coaching and strategic and tactical planning and implementation. Dr. Smith also specializes in turnaround situations.
Education
  • University of Strathclyde
    PhD in social and political theory
  • MIT Sloan School of Management
    Masters of Management Science
  • University of Texas at Austin
    BA in Business Administration
  • Univiersity of Conn
    3 years undergraduate in Chemistry
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