9 Effective (and Practical) Communication Hacks You Can Use Today

Posted by & filed under Communicating To Manage Performance, Communication, increasing personal effectiveness.

Whether you’re helping a customer troubleshooting an issue or giving your boss a project update, you need to communicate effectively and concisely. Sometimes, that’s easier said than done. Most people don’t take the time to improve these skills. Those who DO are ahead of the game! Be social. Breaking the ice and talking to someone you… Read more »

The Leader’s Key to Effective Time Management

Posted by & filed under Career Development, Change Management, Communicating To Manage Performance, Communication, Time management, Work Life Balance.

Many businesses focus on time management but we have discovered that leaders need to focus on expanding and managing energy—not time. It’s not the time you devote to your work or family that brings real value, but the energy and passion you bring to the time you have. Take care of business! Effectively managing energy… Read more »

Manage & Expand Your Energy!

Posted by & filed under Employee Development, Time management.

There’s a human energy crisis in business today. Managers and employees have survived the worst economic downturn in 60 years and as a result the demand on our energy is at an all-time high.  Every employee is under constant pressure to perform as we are being asked to do more with less–to be more productive,… Read more »

Increase Productivity Now

Posted by & filed under Employee Development, Performance Management, Personal Effectiveness, Professional Presence in a Casual World.

We all want to increase productivity, right? Becoming more effective includes increased productivity is a result of many factoris, including in greater focus, fewer distractions, better time management, and other key skills. But all of them lead to the holy grail of increased productivity. We’re talking about productivity that does not leave you frantic and… Read more »

4 Quick Strategies to Improve Your Career Today

Posted by & filed under Active Listening, Communicating To Manage Performance, Communication, Employee Development.

Effective communication skills are vital to a successful, rewarding business. You need to communicate well with your clients, staff, partners, associates, and vendors. Improving your communication skills will let you express yourself with more confidence; more confidence will help you attract more clients and influence your peers and referral sources. You probably feel that you… Read more »

4 Ways to Boost Your Creative Thinking & Personal Effectiveness Today

Posted by & filed under Actively Engaged Workers, Personal Effectiveness.

According to a running annual survey of thousands of senior executives*, seven out of the last eight years, creativity has ranked as the top strategic corporate imperative. Face it. We’ve moved beyond the days when any of us could claim that we’re “just not a creative type.” We’re all creative, including you! Our ability to… Read more »

5 Ways to Become a Solution-Maker & Leader in Your Workplace

Posted by & filed under Actively Engaged Workers, career development leadership development, Change Management, Communicating To Manage Performance, Leadership.

Imagine a manager  (let’s call him Bob) coming out of the monthly performance review meeting, his head bowed. He had just been ‘shredded’ by his superiors. As soon as he got back to his office, he called his staff and shredded them with more venom. Fear gripped the whole office but at the end of the… Read more »