We often think of the best leaders as the ones who stand up in front of their employees and deliver inspiring speeches. We also need quiet leaders, as described by Art Markman in his recent Fast Company article.
It’s easy to turn into an adrenaline junkie at work these days. The constant state of excitement can keep the energy level high as you and your team run from one project to the next. But, what’s lost in this process is the time needed for reflection and analysis of what was learned.
We’d like to think that we’ve come a long way since employees settled their disputes with their fists. Most of us don’t have to put up with brawling in our workplaces, but employee disagreements are real.
The great Winston Churchill once said that success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. A true leader, therefore embracing failure, learns the lessons taught by setbacks and continues until they succeed.
Darius Foroux follows the rules. Maybe you should too. In the ongoing quest for work-life balance, laying down some ground rules might just be the tactic that sticks for you. It’s like our time in school – a few rules set up much-needed structure for success when followed. As an entrepreneur, Foroux calls them his work rules in his productivity blog. They are powerful and effective in their simplicity.
I read an interesting interview with the author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing recently, and took away some thought-provoking ideas about how to be more productive at basically everything. They just might be counter-intuitive to your current beliefs. But give Daniel H. Pink’s research a chance.
Nobody likes to believe they waste four hours on a daily basis. But, it happens. If you want to develop a culture of increased productivity, you’ll need to lead by example and through recognition.
Brian Tracy was hell-bent on doubling LTDS attendees’ incomes in 2018. It’s clear he gets fired up about motivating entrepreneurs and leaders. After decades of researching and presenting productivity practices, the best-selling author still passionately wants others to succeed. At 74, he managed to put us all in our places for 90 minutes while we ate him up – and his zeal – with spoons.
For some managers, work life equals meetings, which means you’re not really getting anything done. You can put a stop to this time sink by implementing some of the suggestions Dorie Clark made in a recent post on Harvard Business Review.
Success in almost everything involves time management. It seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything that you need to do accomplished, but if you want to achieve much more than others in a shorter amount of time, you must improve how you manage that time.
In addition to working at a company with a great culture, and having meaningful assignments, your employees also expect training and development to improve their skills. How can you make this happen while also meeting your ROI targets?
Time management. We’ve all heard the advice on how to better manage our days and tasks at work. Prioritize. Make lists. Don’t multi-task. Do multi-task. Assign tasks on your calendar. Set deadlines even when there are none. Blah blah blah. Nothing new, amirite?