Are You in a Rut? Here’s How to Get Back on Track

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Are you in a professional or personal rut? What seemed like an interesting challenge to work on a few years ago might not seem that compelling anymore. What seemed like living the dream may not quite fit your plan, like it did a few years ago.  You see your peers climbing the corporate ladder of… Read more »

Increase Productivity Now

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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 Ways to Boost Your Creative Thinking & Personal Effectiveness Today

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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 »

The Top 6 Reasons Managers Fail to Plan

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Some believe that planning is dead! They say that today’s environment changes too often and too quickly. Despite the disruptive and incessant pace of change, planning is still an important function in the workplace. A good plan provides a framework for organizing company resources and it provides direction for employees on how they can help the company… Read more »

Increase Personal Effectiveness with Your Own Brand

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If you thought of yourself as a product, what would your brand be? What kind of slogan or mission would your “product” embrace and what do you think other people would say your brand is? Use whatever gift you have received to serve others (financial advisor, accountant, software engineer, etc.). Be grateful for customers, they… Read more »

How “Traditionalist” Organizations Can Succeed in the Generation Mix

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Many traditionalists are staying in the job market for longer than ever before. They may be 75 years old and are working with people 1/3 their age. Whether you are a traditionalist or you work with one, many of today’s biggest companies are based on the values of the “Traditionalist” generation. Traditionalists (born on or… Read more »

4 Simple Takeaways to Get Your Team Back on Track

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Has your team’s moral taken a dive? It’s time to rely on this proven performance management framework to get your team back on track. 1) Investigate – What’s really happening within the team? Is one member undermining the group? Or maybe the current challenges being faced by your company are distracting people from their jobs and… Read more »

Who Do You Need to Be? Practical Steps to Increased Effectiveness

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If you’ve ever taken a personality assessment at work or had your team take one, such as the DiSC, you know that they can be polarizing. Many people are dubious of what they can really reveal about themselves and the value of learning others’ results. One thing we’ve learned over the years is that one… Read more »