Category: Planning/Goal Setting for Managers

Is Your Management Style Driving Employees to Lie?

All too often in the corporate world, leaders are the victims of BS. Sometimes, employees feed their managers false information because they are under a deadline, says Lila MacLellan.

Manage Smarter 23 – Jeffrey Gitomer: New Economy Opportunities You Might Be Overlooking

Episode 23 features our first-ever repeat guest! As a world-renowned expert and consultant on professional development, Jeffrey Gitomer’s client list includes: Coca-Cola, Caterpillar, BMW, Verizon, Hilton, IBM, and hundreds of others. In this episode, we discuss the current U.S. economy and how to make the most of it, how to prepare now for when the economy is not strong and Jeffrey’s recommendations for protecting and increasing your profit.

Have You Established a Culture for Your Project-Based Team?

You want to put your best people on your next team project. But, one of your engineers doesn’t work well with your marketing manager. What do you do?

Creating a Successful Accountability Culture

Accountability is one of the basic disciplines of doing business and increasing success. The benefits of creating a culture of accountability are quite evident, but sometimes you might find accountability to be elusive. Why does this happen?

Sales Managers: Here’s How to Help Your Reps Achieve Their Boon

If you’re a sales manager, you likely had a career-making BOON. Now, it’s up to you to help your reps score the same kind of deal.

Practice Prioritizing Every Day for a Winning Plan

One of the biggest challenges for project managers and leaders is accurately prioritizing the work that matters on a daily basis. In your professional development path, consider how you master tasks each day and if you think what you are doing will get you promoted. You don’t want to fall into the cycle of deeming every other project, “top priority,” do you?

Here’s Your New Secret Customer Service Weapon and How to Use It

Nearly everything is customizable now-a-days, so why are we acting as if customer service doesn’t have to be any different?

Team Optimization: Becoming All You Can Be, Together

I don’t use the word “team” loosely. It is entirely different than work group, department, or any other description used for people who work next to one another. Literally or figuratively. Being part of a team connotes more than connected workflows.

Keep Your Progress Train Chugging Right Along

Progress. We say, “I’m making progress,” a lot, don’t we? Nobody wants to stop making progress, but sometimes there are roadblocks or speed bumps. To keep the progressive train rolling at work, at life, during a project, or toward a goal, Mitchell Harper says it take momentum. In his blog post for Medium, he writes about ways to build, keep and pick up momentum every day so you don’t regress.

Most People Aim at Nothing in Life – and Hit it with Amazing Accuracy

No matter what kind of traveling you’re doing, whether it’s through life or across the country by car, if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never know if you’ve arrived. Taking just any road will leave your fulfillment to chance. That’s not good enough.

Congrats on Your New Job: Now What?

If you’ve recently graduated and are making the move into the professional world, congratulations. You’re destined to do great things. And in the words of Nicolas Cole – guess what? Nobody cares.