“When two or more people coordinate in a spirit of harmony and work toward a definite objective or purpose, they place themselves in position through the alliance to absorb power directly from the great storehouse of Infinite Intelligence.” – Napoleon Hill Whether you own a business, or just want to get better at your corporate… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Personal Effectiveness
Let’s face it. None of us are irreplaceable. This is even more true in a job market where the employer has the upper hand. People are often laid off or downright fired for reasons that are totally beyond their control. So let’s look at what we actually can control. Our behavior Our attitude Through these… Read more »
Sometimes it is just plain difficult to manage other people. You get wrapped up in company politics or someone’s personal crisis or a bad attitude that you just can’t seem to influence. You feel overwhelmed enough by your own personal workload before you even think about managing others. But perhaps if you slow down and… Read more »
A great deal of communication occurs in what remains unspoken — in body language, gestures, facial expressions and use of space. In fact, one study at UCLA found that up to 93 percent of communication effectiveness is determined by non-verbal cues! Learning how to read body language is an important skill that will help you… Read more »
When Greek and Roman playwrights introduced complex problems into their plays that the characters they had created were too flawed to solve, they resorted to deus ex machina, that is, the god of the machine. Using a crane, they lowered a “god” onto the stage who, unencumbered by the realities of life, sorted everything out…. Read more »
While a having a great resume, work experience and knowledge are important factors in hiring a new employee, personal traits will make the difference between hiring someone who will be adequate, and someone who will be great. Research into the top personal traits that an employer looks for reveals some interesting lists, with several traits… Read more »
“The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might of the force of habit – and must understand that practices are what create habits. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him – and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help… Read more »
It happens to all of us–high-ranking executives, creative entrepreneurs, leaders, managers and people on all levels of the organizational flow chart. Every individual you know has feelings about themselves that are, at times, self-defeating. It’s these feelings that create roadblocks for personal effectiveness and can keep you from achieving what you’d really like to accomplish… Read more »
In his inspirational poem, What Will Matter, Michael Josephson makes a compelling argument that it’s “not your success but your significance… not your competence but your character” that will eventually define you and establish you as a leader. Visionaries change things for the better, from the position they are in at the moment, while looking… Read more »
In the 1970s dressing for success meant wearing a blue or gray suit and a “power” tie or scarf, and maintaining a short, conservative hairstyle. Some bold trail blazers added a lightly colored blouse or shirt. Many found such prescriptions stifling, but most simply conformed and looked forward to casual Fridays, which, if they occurred… Read more »
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