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Times of crisis often come with tough decisions for leaders, like the pressure to cut costs. And while budget cuts are something no leader wants to have to do, Quint Studer points out there’s an opportunity here organizations will want to seize. In this episode, Janet and Quint discuss how leaders can cut costs in practical ways and the unique opportunities we can glean from crisis times.

This episode will address questions such as:

  • How can leaders plan for facing declining budgets and resources?
  • Are there practical ways leaders can cut costs?
  • What opportunities should leaders take advantage of in the wake of uncertainty?

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