Monthly Archives: May 2016

Becoming Successful … and maybe rich!

A reprint of an article originally published in Entrepreneur Magazine, entitled, 20 Skills That Helped Me Become A Millionaire in Less Than 5 Years appeared in the Business Insider. The editor’s note acknowledged that an earlier version of this article

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What do meetings actually cost?

I read an article by Natalie Brooke that appeared in the Huffington post, entitled What’s the Price Tag of Your Office Meetings. Most of us would agree that some are actually necessary. Clearly certain meetings are extremely necessary, each meeting

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Posted in Business Process Improvement, Professional Skills

Work Life Balance … try these!

Life is hectic, and becoming more so every day. Our to-do list is ever-growing, but most of us dream about being highly productive and the opportunity leave the office at a reasonable hour so that we can fully participate in

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Resolve Interpersonal Conflict … 2 Approaches

A team leader cannot change a person’s personality or basic values. These fundamental traits and deep-seated beliefs can usually be changed only through a time-consuming therapeutic process. Nevertheless, it is possible for a team leader to help associates modify the

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Stuff More … into each hour!

Laura Vanderkam contributed an article to CBS MoneyWatch entitled, 7 Ways to Make Each Hour Count More. As we know, it is easy to find ourselves working nine or 10 hours a day on a regular basis and more than

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Want Team Members to Speak Up? … some suggestions!

If your team is like most, you probably have some introverts and extroverts. We don’t have to worry about the extroverts speaking up, but the introvert may need some encouragement. In a personal setting, introverted or shy team members may

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Feedback … aargh!

It is important to share with team members when they could have done something more effectively. This includes what they could have done instead, and why the alternative would have been better. Feedback structured in this fashion helps the team

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Posted in Coaching, Performance Management, Professional Skills

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