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open-door policy

How Open Is Your Open-Door Policy?

By | Posted Sep 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

An open-door policy is a good place to start when you’re looking to build a culture of open communication in an organization. But it shouldn’t be the only tool in your toolbox when you are looking for feedback.

amazing boss

If You Do These 9 Things, Consider Yourself An Amazing Boss

By | Posted Sep 15, 2016

How many of these 9 traits describe you? Learn how to tell if you’re just a good boss, or head and shoulders above the pack—a truly amazing boss.

successful people

Are You More Successful Than You Realize? Probably.

By | Posted Sep 8, 2016

Do you look at successful people and wonder why you’re not one of them? Well, you probably are. Here’s how to know if you’re a successful person, but just don’t realize it.

stay productive

Apple CEO Tim Cook Starts His Day By 4 a.m. Should You?

By | Posted Sep 1, 2016

There are fewer distractions when family and colleagues are still sound asleep, and you’re better able to focus on the things you need—or want—to do. Here’s how Tim Cook and other top leaders stay productive.

ineffective leaders

7 Ways Ineffective Leaders Lose Their Team’s Respect

By | Posted Aug 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

Ineffective leaders can not only kill team spirit, but completely lose the respect of those who report to them. How many of these 7 poor leadership habits do you—or your boss—practice?

ways to be productive

19 Surefire Ways To Be Productive — And Stop Wasting Time

By | Posted Aug 19, 2016

Drawing inspiration from the classic Tim Ferriss book The 4-Hour Workweek, here’s a list of 19 things that really productive people incorporate into their daily lives to keep from going off track

employee trust

5 Simple Ways To Build Clout – By Gaining Employee Trust

By | Posted Aug 18, 2016 | 3 Comments

Gaining employee trust takes knowing what motivates people, and treating them as individuals instead of as commodities. Build clout by building trust.

employee engagement

Puzzling Over Employee Engagement? It’s Not Rocket Science

By | Posted Aug 17, 2016 | 3 Comments

Engaged workers create great products, provide great service, think creatively, and work well with others. While it takes time and effort to foster a culture of employee engagement in your organization, it’s well worth that investment.

best effort

Make Your Best Effort, But No One Can Give 110 Percent

By | Posted Aug 11, 2016

Everyone loves to let the world know just how hard they’re working. Athletes tell us they’re giving it 110 percent; business­people brag that they work 80 hours a week. We’re supposed to be impressed, but sport psychologist and author Stan Beecham is not.

losing focus

Losing Focus? Think About Two Rabbits

By | Posted Aug 11, 2016

Losing focus is something we all face daily in our multitasking lives. But here’s a trick to help you easily visualize the pitfalls of trying to do too many things at once.

outspoken employees

How To Make Outspoken Employees An Asset

By | Posted Aug 10, 2016

In group settings, the manager must take responsibility for giving everyone an opportunity to speak. This can be done in a positive way by channeling overly vocal personalities into an advantage for the team.

learn new things

4 Ways Smart People Learn New Things

By | Posted Aug 8, 2016

Whether you’re hoping to increase engagement and productivity in your employees, or advance in your own career, “Always Be Learning” should be your mantra.

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