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In Moments of Crisis

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Career Management, Planning, Productivity | 1 comment

In Moments of Crisis

Our hearts go out to those who are experiencing shock and tragedy with what occurred in Boston and Texas.  We lift our many readers up who are from or have friends or family in these areas or those affected by the unthinkable events. It was Maxwell Maltz who said, “Close scrutiny will show that most ‘crisis situations’ are opportunities to advance, or stay where you are.” As we watched the events unfold on television we witnessed the great opportunity to advance by coming together. We felt the pain, the frustration of unanswered questions and...

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Can You Spot A Crisis Monger?

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Productivity | 0 comments

Can You Spot A Crisis Monger?

During the course of an average person’s career, we get to work with many different types of leaders. And, our personal leadership style is one of the styles that fit into the mix. There are power players, influencers, authoritarians, collaborators, and numerous others. There are also Crisis Mongers. That title conjures up images of a monster, lurking in the dark, waiting to pounce and tear wildly at anyone close. Under the surface, yes, Crisis Mongers are monsters. On the surface, the persona they show to others can be as benign or amiable...

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Scary Workplace: Phantom Policies and Rules

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Featured, Productivity | 0 comments

Scary Workplace: Phantom Policies and Rules

I don’t mean to frighten anyone. But there may be phantoms lurking about your halls. Don't look now but there may be ghost, goblins, phantom policies and secret rules creeping about in your organization [que evil laugh] Bwahahaha! Phantom policies or rules are undocumented and not widely known expectations that serve only to attack the unsuspecting employee.   Picture this scene. You are humming along performing and doing what you think is expected and…[que scary music] suddenly out of nowhere the phantom rules jump out when you least...

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7 Internal Communication Challenges That Slow Your Business Down (And How to Fix Them)

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Featured, Productivity, Shaping Culture, Small Business | 0 comments

7 Internal Communication Challenges That Slow Your Business Down  (And How to Fix Them)

Internal communication is a necessary and integral part of any business. Without it, your productivity levels drop, nothing gets done, and your employees are dissatisfied with their work. But even if you have internal communication strategies in place, you may not realise that you are facing challenges that are slowing down your business. Here’s how to spot them – and how to fix them. Communication is too slow If your employees are still communicating via email, things might not be progressing as fast as you wish. Email is a slow form of...

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5 Ways Mobile Technology Boosts Workplace Productivity

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Featured, HR Digital Revolution, Productivity | 0 comments

5 Ways Mobile Technology Boosts Workplace Productivity

Mobile technology has become a staple for personal and business purposes. For most individuals, mobile is the go-to technology to give them convenience, speed, and efficiency. More and more people are using their mobile devices for work-related activities. Because of that, many companies are now using the bring-your-own-device concept to help in mobilizing workforce. Here are some of the ways mobile technology boosts workplace productivity: 1. Improves portability Mobile technology allows networking capabilities and enables web-based...

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Competent Management: How to Be a Better Business Leader

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in Career Management, Featured, Productivity, Small Business | 0 comments

Competent Management: How to Be a Better Business Leader

The business environment is always changing. The moment you've got your business strategy in place, some new product or innovation appears to force you to adapt again. It's the same across every industry. Trends and technology have even less stability in the internet age. In order to thrive and grow, you have to master some essential management skills. Streamline Operations Streamlining operations means eliminating waste, including delays, time frames, materials, and mistakes. Make the necessary changes to personnel and organization of...

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The Effects Of A Diverse Workplace

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Productivity | 0 comments

The Effects Of A Diverse Workplace

What are the effects of a diverse workforce on productivity, working environment, and your company’s bottom line? If you don’t know the answer, you probably need to. While diversity in business is always encouraged, it’s also important to understand how and why it might benefit you when making hiring decisions. These are some of the effects, which have been recorded in diverse workplaces. Benefits associated with feelings of value In a diverse workplace, employees are more likely to feel valued and part of a healthy company. They feel more...

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Develop Your Leadership to Be Talent Keepers

Posted by on Sep 17, 2017 in Featured, Productivity | 2 comments

Develop Your Leadership to Be Talent Keepers

Surely you’ve heard that truism that people don’t leave their companies, they leave their bosses. While there are contrarians out there who consider it fashionable to “debunk” that belief, you know better from practical experience. Nothing will disenchant and then disengage a hard-won high performer faster than working for a poor leader or manager. Someone focused on the end results of what people do versus the people who create the results. Anyone come to mind? So we know this to be a truth based on our own first-hand experience.  And so we...

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How to Convince Skeptical Employees to Adopt Online Training

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Featured, HR Digital Revolution, Productivity | 0 comments

How to Convince Skeptical Employees to Adopt Online Training

Sooner or later, implementation of technology is a crucial step that every business has to take. It makes the employees productive, motivated and equipped to perform tasks that were practically unimaginable only a decade ago. In theory, it is obvious that the process should be easy, yet, there are plenty of difficulties business owners encounter every day. For example, e-learning is one of such practice that can significantly help you move your business forward. But, some of the employees might be skeptical about the whole process. However,...

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The “Wow!” Is In The Details

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Productivity | 1 comment

The “Wow!” Is In The Details

It’s surprising how easy it can be to Wow people.  Yet, in the crush of our busy days we are focused on getting things done, checked off on our to-do lists.  We fire-fight, multi-task, prioritize, work through lunch, come in early, and stay late.  And, while we usually do a good job on accuracy and product quality, we often end up trading off “extras” that could make the difference between satisfying and delighting or wowing employees and/or customers. Let’s take a moment to reflect on the Wow experience.  What have people done that has Wowed...

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