Avoid A Bigger Problem by Having That Difficult Conversation Today

Difficult Conversations In life, there are some conversations we need to have but don’t necessarily want to have. In business in the corporate world the same applies. Difficult conversations can be hard for us for numerous reasons and this can cause us to procrastinate or even stick a head in the sand and avoid the […]

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The Critical Nature of Trust in Teams & Organizations

Office situations and corporate environments can often be stressful for employees and that stress can lead to disengagement and lower productivity. Whether there is restructuring,changes in management, priorities or policy changes, the way that events and practices are handled can determine your company’s success. A lack of trust among employees and their leaders can lead to significantly strained relationships and an overall sense of fear and vulnerability. A common problem […]

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Trouble getting others to cooperate?

Stop the frustration and start influencing! Most of what we do each day involves us asking for help and cooperation from other people. So often, though, it is hard to get that cooperation and support, and the result is frustration and a slow down in achieving the result we desire. The reality is none of […]

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Purpose – Food For Thought

                  “Profit isn’t a purpose, it’s a result. To have purpose means the things we do are of real value to others.” (Simon Sinek)  I love Simon’s wisdom in this comment because the importance of purpose is so overlooked in the business world. As human beings we […]

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The Test That Measures A Leader’s Strengths

     David Riemer, a former vice president of marketing at Yahoo! in Sunnyvale, Calif., needed to pick someone to manage marketing partnerships with several big broadband providers, including AT&T and BT Group . He knew that all 30 members of his team had taken an online test, Strengths Finder, that picked their top five […]

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Beware! Today is the biggest day employees look for a new job!

  Are your team members looking for a new job today? Today is known as “Massive Monday,”  the 1st Monday after new year when more people than ever are looking for a new job or career change. It begs 2 questions for leaders:  1) Could you lose great talent from your team because your people […]

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Scheduling Excellence – Plan to Make the Best Use of Your Time

Choose to control your time rather than letting it control you!  One of the most important ways people achieve success is by maximizing what they can achieve with their time. They increase the amount of work they can manage by delegating work to others, spend money outsourcing key tasks, or use technology to automate as […]

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Learn How to Achieve More with Less – The Pareto Principle

    The Pareto principal, commonly known as the 80/20 rule tells us that some things are going to be more important than others. Simply put, 20 percent of causes yield 80 percent of the result or problems. Fundamentally here is what happens: 20% of our input give 80% of our output 20% of the […]

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Urgent Versus Important: Use Your Time Effectively

             Your boss has asked you to prepare an important presentation for a critical meeting. You only have a few days to put the presentation together, your workload is already high, and you have a number of other “urgent” tasks on your to-do List. You’re anxious, you can’t concentrate, and […]

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Managers Use Your Strengths To “Avoid the Monkey”

  We live in a crazily busy world, where many of us are dealing with never-ending “to do” lists. Why as a manager do you typically run out of time and feel overwhelmed yet employees seem under less pressure? To understand why this can happen, we will explore time management as it relates to the […]

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