Monthly Archives: August 2014

Poorly Worded Performance Goals … No, No, No!

The answer is neither. Goals have proven value, so “no goal” is not an option. But the same applies to a “fuzzy” goal. Here are a few suggestions to help you develop job or performance goals that are well defined,

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Make Sure Your Presentation Stands Out!

How comfortable are you speaking in front of a crowd? Public speaking is an extremely common fear; however, professional positions involve at least occasional presentations in front of colleagues, clients, or the general public. Not only are these events necessary,

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Do This … when you don’t have enough time!

You don’t have time to reach out to everyone you need to, so reach out to one or two of them. You don’t have enough time to nurture every relationship on your target list right now. But you do have

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When Presenting … pause here, here and here!

Sometimes the key to clarity in a presentation isn’t what you’re saying, it’s what you’re not saying. Learning how to insert a well-timed and effective pause into your presentation is one of the simplest, and most effective tools for improving

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Delegate … but their plates are already full!

You already know the drill. A new and important project arises and you want to delegate it to one or more staff members. The problem is that you know that the entire team is already swamped. If you go ahead

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ready… set … Be Creative!

Is creativity something your company craves or is it something you do only when you get around to it? I’m hoping your company craves creativity. If not, here are some things you might want to think about. Ask the question,

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listen more … Communicate BETTER!

Listening is like putting money in the bank. When we listen we gain understanding and information. I believe that all of us can agree that if we gain understanding we can be more productive, influential and persuasive. This is accomplished

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