Your Personal Effectiveness Program (Part 5: Prioritizing Your Task List)

Today you continue your journey to improve your Personal Effectiveness. So far in our program, we have worked on developing skills and honing techniques to make you more productive and more effective in your everyday work and life. In this final article in the series, we’ll review your task list and determine where to spendContinue reading Your Personal Effectiveness Program (Part 5: Prioritizing Your Task List)

Managers Manage and Leaders Lead, but Coaches Do It All

Coaches are a unique part of work and life. They provide guidance without pulling. They explore opportunities without pushing. They resolve issues without instructing. It’s really quite a remarkable gift to be a good coach. I’ve been a coach for just over 4 weeks now and I can tell you that it’s not easy. SomeContinue reading Managers Manage and Leaders Lead, but Coaches Do It All

The Most Beloved Leaders Do These Three Things

Coach: “You’ve worked so hard and shown great potential. You’ve earned it.” Cheerleader: “You can do this!” Teammate: “I’ve got your back.” Great words of encouragement from three different people: a coach, a cheerleader, and a teammate. Each one of these phrases hits our emotions in three very different ways. A sense of accomplishment –Continue reading The Most Beloved Leaders Do These Three Things

Waiting for the Perfect Moment? It just passed.

What are you waiting for? Just Do It! Let’s face it, Nike has probably the best tagline of all time. And yet, so many of us just don’t do it. We wait, and ponder, and research, and on and on and on. Look, the bottom line is: If you want to get stuff done, you’veContinue reading Waiting for the Perfect Moment? It just passed.

So You Think You’re a Good Listener

Most of us think we are pretty good listeners. Some of us know we have some work to do in that area. While a few of us actually are really good listeners. But what does it mean to be a good listener? Does it mean being an active listener? You know, remaining silent while theContinue reading So You Think You’re a Good Listener

Focus on People, Not Productivity

7:00am. Get up. Get showered. Get breakfast. Get coffee. Yes, all the coffee. 8:00am. Commute. Ugh. 9:00am. Hello, old friend. (My workspace…at the office.) 9:02am. This is kinda weird. Everyone is so quiet. Tina and Yvette aren’t hugging and chatting. Carols and Frank aren’t sharing weekend stories. I thought people would be happy to finallyContinue reading Focus on People, Not Productivity

Your Personal Effectiveness Program (Part 3 – Tame Your Inbox)

Today you continue your journey to improve your Personal Effectiveness by tackling that out-of control email inbox. Yeah, it’s out of control, and you know it. But you can’t quite figure out how to tame it. Before we get started, understand one thing: you’re worth more than the email that comes your way. So whyContinue reading Your Personal Effectiveness Program (Part 3 – Tame Your Inbox)