89 results for tag: productivity


Persistence Through the Resistance

An idea comes to mind. It creates an immediate excitement within as you may have potentially created a way to do something new. Our mind starts to race as we consider the possibilities and potential this idea may bring. It could provide the pathway towards a ...
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Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm!

In today's demanding work world, the pressure for doing more with less has become part of many organizational cultures. People are in fact working longer hours and often asked to take responsibility for tasks that go beyond their job description. We all know ...
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9 Clients You Should Fire Immediately

Some customers simply aren't worth the effort and then take time and energy from customers who deserve and will appreciate your attention, according to Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, authors of The Entrepreneurial Culture: 23 Ways to Engage and Empower ...
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Business Practices You Should Practice

And practice makes perfect! Here are some day-to-day practices that may seem like small details—but are important ingredients in creating and maintaining great business relationships. Update Your Voicemail Greeting Daily People will notice that you ...
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Greatness Matters!

Perfection is elusive. Greatness is inspiring. Don't settle. When you set your sights on greatness you are investing in your team, your customers and your bottom line. This one I have struggled with over the years. My drive to always do better often led to ...
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6 Signs it’s Time to Quit: How to Know When to Move On

Quitters never win. Winners never quit. We've had it drummed into us a thousand times to keep trying, to fail forward, to fail fast, that you really only fail when you quit, and that Thomas Edison never failed—he just found 10,000 ways that didn't work, ...
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If You Want to Find Meaning, Develop Eulogy Virtues

A few years ago, I spent a few days with a friend, John, to help me get perspective on my life and figure out the road ahead. During that time, John shared his story with me and it had a great impact. A number of years prior to our meeting, John had become a ...
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5 Ways to Bring Productivity Out of Chaos

By now, you've no doubt realized a basic fact of life: the only constant in the business world is change, especially as we hurtle full-throttle into the New Millennium. Ironically, most of us prefer things to remain the same. Change forces us to learn and do ...
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Extraverts Must Learn to Be More Introverted

The online business world was created by introverts for introverts. To be successful extraverts must learn the new rules. Online, it's the extraverts--with their clingy need to be around other people and insecure craving for attention--who are the real ...
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Finding Your Fountain of Inspiration

This summer I made a really great career move: I got out of town. In fact, I went really far... all the way to Alaska. Why was this a great career move, you ask? I think so because the day I came back to my office I was in a meeting with my management team to ...
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Spotting Job Productivity Killers

Whenever you feel really frustrated by something that you’re spending your time on, it is just dragging down your productivity and it is a very inefficient type of process, you’ve got to say to yourself "Ain't nobody got time for that." I was ...
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The Triumph of Substance Over Style: 5 Ways to Prove Your Worth

Perception creates reality in most people's minds, but this tendency can lead you astray. You set the tone for your team, so make a commitment to putting substance over style. Refuse to lock your team into rigid ways of thinking and doing, in which the ...
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