97 results for tag: productivity


Getting Results the Agile Way: A System for Executive Work and Life

Want to get things done with the system Microsoft uses to lead distributed teams around the world, on time, and on budget with high impact? J.D. Meier, Principal Program Manager on Microsoft's Enterprise Strategy Program team and author of Getting Results the ...
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The Sales and Service Disconnect

Here’s something curious: Many companies have completely different cultures and procedures for their customers depending upon which department is interacting with them. The manner in which salespeople engage potential new customers when trying to win new ...
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8 Ways to Improve Your Attitude

If you truly want to be successful, your number one task should be to create and maintain a positive attitude. When you've got an attitude of optimism, expectancy and enthusiasm, opportunities grow, and problems shrink. If you're a leader, a positive ...
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The Mental Whetstone: Unconventional Ways to Hone Your Wits

No doubt about it: you have to keep your wits sharp to successfully lead a team. Some experts claim that doing tough mental exercises will help you sharpen your mind: the New York Times crossword, Sudoku, logic puzzles, reading, learning new tasks, taking ...
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Can’t Miss Conversation on the Role of Risk in Executive Careers

In this exclusive interview with ExecuNet's Chief Marketing Officer Anthony Vlahos, executive coach Doug Sundheim explains his views on taking risks from the perspective of one's own career path. Doug works with leaders and teams of Fortune 500 companies and ...
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Brushing Up On Your Personal ROI: Improving Your Leadership Skills

Despite what some seem to believe, few of us leap into our careers with our abilities fully formed. Yes, exceptions exist: writer Robert A. Heinlein sold the very first story he ever wrote, then proceeded to rule as one of the Big Three science fiction ...
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Measure Your Progress

You must link strategic planning and goal setting, with everyone on the team having goals that support the plan and each other. Not only do all involved have to perform the day-to-day tactical tasks that drive the operation, they also have to work on the ...
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Surprising Secret to Time Management

When you draw up to-do lists, set schedules, make appointments, and so forth, chances are you're wasting most of your time. Turns out there's a mathematical law called the Pareto Principle, which says that (in most situations) 80 percent of the effects ...
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How Well Do You Master Distraction?

No matter how much we have achieved in our careers and in life, there is always more to learn, more to share and more to experience. Being unable to manage multiple demands on time has been many an executive's downfall; we're involved with so much, personally ...
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9 Tips to Investing in Your Career

To achieve success today, it's not enough to just work on the day-to-day job search tasks. As an executive, you know that it takes going the extra mile to get the job done or reach the goal. Your mindset should be engaged to apply some of those same strateg...
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Getting Results the Agile Way

Having the right strategy in place can help you achieve the strong results you desire. In an ExecuNet webinar entitled Get Results the Agile Way: A System for Executive Work and Life, J.D. Meier offered insight into ways that can lead to those solid results ...
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What Advice Would You Give an Incoming CEO?

What advice would you give an incoming CEO? It's astounding how one simple question can be the catalyst for some highly informed and very relevant dialogue about one of the most critical challenges any organization will face - that is, how to effectively ...
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