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Are You Controlling Your Time or Is Your Time Controlling You?

Are You Controlling Your Time or Is Your Time Controlling You?

Ask a manager what they struggle with, and nine out of ten times it involves time management. The impact on productivity is why time management training is key.

In fact, most managers I speak with have taken several time management training programs —or tested out several time management systems – but still have trouble making the most of their time. Sound familiar?

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The 5 Keys To Implementing Change Management Successfully

The 5 Keys To Implementing Change Management Successfully

In the business world, the daunting challenge of complex change cannot be avoided. Often urgent, it is worth the time to carefully analyze and manage, especially guiding the process towards success. When demonstrating change to executives and business owners, I rely on the following five-key model, which is especially useful when a puzzling change project in their organization hits a roadblock. Consider it for yourself. This model describes the components of a successfully managed change program as well as the five distinctive roadblocks that emerge if one of these components is lacking.

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How Your Working Style Influences Your Employees

How Your Working Style Influences Your Employees

Have you recently looked at your working style and checked to see if it varies from those of your employees? It goes without saying, that to successfully manage others, we must know how to manage ourselves.

Certainly, we can’t do everything perfect all of the time, but do we expect more or less from others than what we are contributing ourselves? Now may be a good time to review your company’s working environment by asking yourself a few questions about your working style…

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Essential Employee Team Building Skills, How to Build Camaraderie?

Essential Employee Team Building Skills, How to Build Camaraderie?

A few rare individuals are natural born leaders. The rest need training to develop effective employee team building skills. I recently conducted an “off-site” brainstorming session for one of my clients.

This particular organization had recently participated in a major trade show event, and their manager wanted to bring the team together to share ideas picked up at the event, as well as create a plan to move forward for the upcoming year.

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How to Structure Brainstorming Exercises for Maximum Business Success

How to Structure Brainstorming Exercises for Maximum Business Success

How easily we accept what we’ve been told. I can’t tell you how often I have heard an employee and then their managers and say things like:

“We’ve always done it that way. Why change things now?”

“If we try doing it differently, we’d have to retrain everyone.” “That would be hard!”

“That’s just the way it is around here. Things never change.”

“We tried to solve that problem a bunch of times, but have basically given up”

“The process is just too complicated to change.”

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Think Out of The Box. It’s Amazing What You Can Accomplish with an Inquisitive Mind

Think Out of The Box. It’s Amazing What You Can Accomplish with an Inquisitive Mind

How easily we accept what we’ve been told. I can’t tell you how often I have heard an employee and then their managers and say things like:

“We’ve always done it that way. Why change things now?”

“If we try doing it differently, we’d have to retrain everyone.” “That would be hard!”

“That’s just the way it is around here. Things never change.”

“We tried to solve that problem a bunch of times, but have basically given up”

“The process is just too complicated to change.”

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