We have all read and heard about the importance of taking time to reflect on our day so that we may learn from the day. However, some of us struggle to do so without some type of framework to guide us through that reflection in a productive manner. Following are the highlights of a framework … Continue reading Reflecting On & Learning from Your Day – A Framework
Investing well is important as we consider and plan for the future. Most often when we think of investing, we are thinking of our financial investments. We are planning for our children’s college plans, their marriages, hedging against unexpected expenses, and for financial security for our latter years. However, our investment plans often do not … Continue reading A Critical Investment Strategy
What does "humility in the workplace" mean? Why is it important? For many, the word humility has many connotations. Some are very positive and some not so positive. It seems some people equate humility to weakness and being a "doormat". I beg to differ from that view of humility. In true humility, there is great … Continue reading humility in the workplace – a self-awareness issue
Do you have a leader development plan in place in your organization? If not, you need to and soon. First of all - it works. See the graph below from the Chief Learning Officer magazine. It is in an article by William C. Byham One of the biggest findings of the study was, contrary to the … Continue reading leadership development works!
The Crisp Meeting is a great post by Seth Godin that gives you a framework for creating meetings that enhance your work instead of them becoming a drain on your productivity. Following is an excerpt from the post: The crisp meeting is one of a series. It's driven by purpose and intent. It's guided by questions: … Continue reading “The Crisp Meeting” by Seth Godin
Today is Friday. How do you maximize your Friday's? Usually Friday's tend to be days of low productivity for many people as they are tired from the week and anticipating the weekend. Why don't you do something a bit different? Use your Friday afternoon to not only clean up some of those pesky emails, but … Continue reading it’s Friday!!
Does it seem that in your personal and vocational life that it is a juggling act? We all fill so many different roles that sometimes it is hard to remember "which way is up"! This article on the Harvard Business Review site has some good recommendations to help you "juggle". One of my favorite quotes … Continue reading how well do you juggle?
Dave Kraft is a wise man and was my former leadership coach. In an excellent post he talks about the application of ACTS in a particular situation and this post is a worthwhile read in my opinion. So, let's look at ACTS in a general sense and how a leader might apply it to their … Continue reading ACTS – an acrostic for leaders
Following is an excerpt from an excellent article on what is really happening when we think we're multi-tasking. Check it out - it is worth your time to read in my opinion. "Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure … Continue reading think you’re multi-tasking? you’re not and it’s not good for you
I came across this article on Inc.com and realized how accurate it was for me. The title of the article is, "7 Time-Wasting Habits You Need to Cut Out of Your Life for Good". The seven bad habits are: Checking email constantly. Waiting for things to be perfect. Multitasking. Inviting interruptions. Being disorganized. Failing to … Continue reading are your habits causing you to waste time?