Eat a Frog in the Morning

You’ve been working on your goals and chances are, one of them is related to productivity. The emails, voicemails, meetings, and interruptions are very overwhelming. First, be easy on yourself. This is something that everyone struggles with, so try a few different things to see if they work for you. There will be days that fall apart and you won’t feel productive. Don’t beat yourself up. Most of all, celebrate the days you feel accomplished. Here are some tips from Tim Ferriss, author of the 4 Hour Work Week, Suzanna Kaye, founder of Spark! Organizing, LLC., and Mark Twain, the American writer: Eat the frog. Mark Twain said, If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in t

Coaching Others to Turn Their Problems Into Solutions

No one loves hearing someone complain...about anything. So let’s start right now and put an end to it, one complaint at a time. What? We can’t just have happy employees who don’t complain? Never! The key to maintaining an open and safe work environment is tackling your employees’ concerns as soon as you can. However, timing is everything, and it’s best to think about how you want to handle the situation before launching into the conversation. Here are suggestions for you to be great at handling these situations. Listen. It’s the first step to handling the complaint. Ask probing questions and get the person to be clear about what the issue is. Repeat what you’re hearing so you’re both clear o

Want To Change The World? Start Today...At Work.

When we think of changing the world, we often think outside of our jobs, but you can start today, by helping make things happen at work. No matter what your title is, you can be the leader to increase acceptance of change. The first step is to understand where people are coming from and put everything into perspective. They might have the fear of the unknown, a lack of trust, or just a habit. Here are 8 ways to overcome obstacles and help lead the change. IDENTIFY THE WHY - Communicate to your teammates on WHY changes are being made. If you don’t know that big WHY, ask upper management to message the WHY for you. Simon Sinek says ‘those who know WHAT they do tend to work harder. Those wh

Don’t Let Your New Year’s Resolutions Fall Flat

You’re ready to rock it in 2018, so make sure your enthusiasm lasts. Many people start out the year with ambitious goals, but not everyone follows through. This article from The Balance states, “...less than 10% of people feel they achieve their goals. If you’re ready to realize your goals, you need a plan.” If you haven’t set your 2018 SMART goals yet, take the time this week to draft them. Here is our blog to help you do that. Once you've set your goals, it's up to you to create an action plan to success. Here are 7 things to think about when creating, re-assessing, and completing your action plan. Assuming you have some big goals, like increasing sales by $1 million a year, break th

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