How Successful People Find More Time in Their Day

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Successful people tend to follow an early morning routine. Using the early morning time to get ahead on your personal and career goals will instantly give you an extra 2 hours per day that most people spend sleeping or mindlessly drinking coffee while watching television. Once your day gets rolling, you are working down your… Read more »

Fostering Assertive Employees & Increasing Effectiveness

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When we talk about styles of just about anything, inevitably the discussion will follow with a list and communication isn’t immune from that. It is interesting and more than likely a trait of someone’s ‘communication style’, that you find many different variations of styles, depending on where you research you may find four or five… Read more »

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

Posted by & filed under Assessment, Employee Development, Leadership, Personal Effectiveness.

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 »

5 Keys to Increased Professionalism in Your Workplace

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The term “professionalism” means many things, depending on the situation. So what does professionalism actually mean? Is it the number of degrees you hold, your job title, or certifications? How about your dress, or the way you present yourself and resolve conflicts? It can be all of these. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines professionalism as “the… Read more »

3 Top Productivity Habits and Their Impact on Personal Effectiveness

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With our busy lives, we’re all looking for the silver bullet to increase productivity and personal effectiveness. However, beware of spinning your wheels with “busyness.” Legendary coach John Wooden said, “Don’t mistake activity for achievement.” Are you achieving or just lining up busy days with activities? Maybe you don’t need a new organizational system or… Read more »

Your Personal Effectiveness Boosted in Just 90 Minutes

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Your energy level is the highest right away in the morning, so if possible, don’t spend that precious resource on sitting in update meetings or chatting with coworkers. Get right to your workspace and start your projects. Looking for  more ways to increase personal effectiveness? Here is the key: Ignore email, stay off of the… Read more »

Can Gratitude be the secret to creating a more Efficient Team?

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“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward How often do you express appreciation? By saying “thank you” after a co-worker or employee has helped in anyway, is showing gratitude. It can go beyond a job well done; simply being thankful for having employment is… Read more »