THE BEST RESULTS COME FROM THE BEST QUESTIONS Ask and you shall receive THE QUALITY OF HOW WE MAKE DECISIONS, pursue opportunities, solve problems and develop new ideas is based on the quality of the questions we ask. That all makes sense, but remember the child told to do the right thing, the student […]
FINANCIAL LITERACY OPENS DOORS Know how the business keeps score. IN BUSINESS, A LANGUAGE OFTEN SPOKEN is finance. Those that speak and understand it are more able to contribute and make decisions than those that don’t. Learn to speak finance and you immediately become more employable, promotable and valuable. In any aspect of life where money is involved the […]
EMPLOYEES WITH DIGITAL INFLUENCE HAVE A LOT TO OFFER It’s not just who you know, but who you know online, that matters. MANAGER AND LEADERS have seen their job descriptions and annual reviews include the phrase “The ability to influence others”. Developing trusting relationships combined with good communication skills and a healthy amount of emotional […]
HOW CREATIVITY MAKES US COMPETITIVE Welcome to the Conceptual Age ACCORDING TO THE COLUMBIA Accident Investigation Board, NASA never fixed the underlying institutional problems that led to the 1986 Challenger tragedy. As a result, many of those issues played a role in Columbia’s doomed flight in February 2003. “In both cases,” the investigation concluded, “engineers’ intuitions, hunches […]
WHY STRUCTURE IS SO IMPORTANT TO LEADERSHIP Have the right behaviors, but also the right structure. INOVATION IS THE CORNERSTONE for surviving and thriving in today’s world of V.U.C.A, Volitivity, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity; or what I describe in a white paper of the same name, The New Normal 2.0. To not be aware of nor respond to the […]
HOW TO IMPROVE TIME MANAGEMENT Put structure back into your life. HOW DO YOU GET WORK done without depleting your energy, spirit and creativity? 1. Remove roadblocks. 2. Increase energy. 3. Focus actions. Remove distractions: Cancel all unnecessary meetings. Those that are necessary, use them to make key decisions not just exchange information. Clear the decks […]
SIMPLE WAYS TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY MANAGE THE SMALL STUFF, LIKE EMAIL, FOR BIG RETURNS THE AVERAGE WORKER SENDS AND RECEIVES 200+ email messages a day, interrupting phone calls, focused work time and personal conversations. And the sad thing is, we let it happen. Email interruptions can suck out up to 28 percent of our day, […]
IF YOU BELIEVE FRIENDSHIPS, marriages, teams and companies grow and die one conversation at a time then everyone should make effective communication a top priority. And if that were to happen, we have to get really good at managing conflict.
Here is the conflict resolution action plan, affectionately referred to as CRAP.
HOW TO REVERSE THE HABIT OF STRESS Having a balanced life needs as much importance as being productive. IN ORDER TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE in the 21st century we need to be more aware of the effects of stress on people and how to reverse it. According to an article by Dr. Kevin Flemming, more that 60% […]
THE CASE FOR INNER PEACE Dean Newlund shares a leadership lesson from abroad. ON A RECENT TRIP TO BANGKOK, my thoughts centered on how to best serve my client. Traveling internationally had become routine. Little did I know that, on this trip, the teacher would become the student, and I would receive some […]