Year: 2020

Build a better working relationship with your manager by putting yourself in his shoes

Build a better working relationship with your manager by putting yourself in his shoes relationship with your manager

A few years ago I did a series of three posts on the blog about specific actions you could take to build a stronger working relationship with your manager.  Perhaps not surprisingly, it’s a perennial subject that comes up repeatedly in my leadership development practice.  So here is one more idea you can add to […]

Are you a human bottleneck?

Are you a human bottleneck?

Could you be a human bottleneck?  If others have stopped their work because they are waiting for information or action from you, then the answer is “yes”.  When activities need to be funnelled through a single individual so that they can be modified, validated or approved, it creates inefficiencies.  So if you are the person […]

The zenith of productivity tools – voice recognition software!

The zenith of productivity tools – voice recognition software! productivity tools

Today I’m back on the blog with another installment in our series on productivity tools for leaders. In my many conversations with leaders across the country, I’ve often heard them remark about how correspondence – mainly emails, but also letters – takes up a significant portion of their time.  What surprised me though is that […]

Seeking out symbiotic relationships can make you a better leader

Seeking out symbiotic relationships can make you a better leader symbiotic relationships

Examples of symbiotic relationships are numerous in nature, and they often offer great parallels to leaders in the world of work.  Consider the relationship between sea turtles and Yellow Tang fish.  The symbiotic magic happens in what is colloquially referred to as “cleaning stations”. Symbiosis between sea turtles and Yellow Tang fish If you’ve never […]

To boost productivity, automate information requests

To boost productivity, automate information requests boost productivity

It has been over a month since I’ve added another idea to our current video series on ways for leaders to boost productivity.  So it’s time!  Today’s tip to boost productivity is to automate information requests.  Let me explain. To boost productivity, automate information requests If there are certain questions you get asked frequently, or […]