Your future -both professional and personal-depend on how you express your presence. A professional presence will help you achieve many of your goals, i.e. getting that budget approved, being calm and poised during meetings, and becoming a charismatic good will ambassador for your office and your community. Professionals that have a ‘presence’ are described as… Read more »
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“My team doesn’t need the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team program – In fact, they’ve been together so long, they finish each others’ sentences!” Over and over again, the word trust is used… and misused. “Trust” implies something different to everyone! For highly productive teams – those that perform effectively, consistently over time, trust… Read more »
Without a doubt, knowing how to give constructive feedback is a cornerstone of increasing your overall personal effectiveness. Following these simple steps ensures your feedback is well received and encourages development. Remember, feedback should be an ongoing part of developing your employees. Don’t wait until an annual review to give your team members the tools… Read more »
The most important step in establishing a high performing culture is to define it yourself. If you can’t write it down and understand it clearly, you’re not likely to be able to make it happen in your team. Define Values vs. Behaviors Are you weary of discussing “core values” and the under-appreciation for the importance… Read more »
We all interface with a variety of messages every day. But who are those messages for? Are they intended to help the communicator or the receiver? Critical listening can be learned with practice but is not necessarily easy to do. You may be an expert at discerning when messages contain accurate information, are biased toward… Read more »
Does it seem like some of your colleagues have been granted access to “the secrets of success?” The truth is, there are no secrets. There are simple principles of personal effectiveness that have stood the test of time. At EDSI, we have not only seen these principles adopted and embraced by the most empowered, successful… Read more »
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 »
The Third of the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team – Commitment or Consensus? If you could only choose one for your team, which would it be? Like most people, you might first pick consensus. After all, a team in agreement is a team that’s less political, more successful and more growth-oriented, but this is… Read more »
Productive work relationships are based on trust. An environment of trust carries with it an implicit message that you have each other’s best interests in mind, clearing the way for employees to accept criticism and even anger from their manager. They know deep down that the boss really means to help. Managers need to be… Read more »
Any positive working relationship is based on trust. An environment of trust assumes that both parties will be safe, and it carries with it an implicit message that you have each others’ best interests in mind. That is why employees can accept criticism and even anger from a boss they trust. The employees know deep… Read more »
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