Enough Time Management

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This is a guest post by Kevin Eikenberry.Read this interesting and practical post by Jo Owen called Seven Leadership Traits that the Gurus Don’t Tell You. While written from a C-level perspective it contains some useful thoughts for all leaders and I encourage you to read it. It became the jumping off point for about two pages of notes and ideas in my journal, most only … [Read more...]

Combatting Back-to-School Stress in the Workplace

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According to a poll of 427 American workers from Workplace Options and Public Policy Polling, many employees who have school- or college-aged children experience financial and personal stress during the back-to-school season. What’s more important for supervisors to understand, though, is that those stressors impact the employees’ productivity and work-life balance.Sixty-three … [Read more...]

How to Write an Agenda

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This is a guest post by Dot Lyon. We’ve all walked out of a meeting and thought “Wow, that was a waste of time.” Perhaps the meeting had no clear purpose, the participants strayed off topic or the issues weren’t adequately resolved. Regardless, you left the meeting feeling frustrated. This time-wasting experience could have been avoided if the person preparing for the meeting … [Read more...]

Are You Spending Too Much Time in the Conference Room?

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Meetings can be a complete waste of time. But even when meetings are useful and necessary, spending hours in the same conference room week after week can make you and your staff a little stir-crazy. Consider these alternatives to shake things up:Chat with employees. You can discover a lot by simply talking with your team members in casual settings. Stop by their workstations … [Read more...]

Top 10 tips for Increasing Your Productivity

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Build better time-management habits and you will be amazed by the way your productivity soars as your stress level sinks. Add these practices to your workday: Save less. Be honest: How many files do you have that you never refer to? The surest way to avoid clutter is to never allow it to collect. Make your first instinct to delete an email or recycle a paper instead of … [Read more...]

Modern Managers Need an “-ity” Strategy

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Diversity.  Mobility.  Productivity.  What are they good for, besides ending with '-ity'? Not so very long ago, most people came to the office at the same time every day, dressed the same, acted the same, left at the same time and kind of meandered through the day at a steady pace.You knew where you stood.  You knew where everyone else stood, too.Not that there wasn’t … [Read more...]