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Establish weekly one-on-one meetings to become more productive

Establish weekly one-on-one meetings to become more productive more productive

I’m back today on the blog with another tool to not only help you be more productive and efficient in your leadership role, but also, as an unexpected bonus, support and motivate your staff to higher performance.  Today’s tip in our ongoing series – Productivity tools for leaders – is to establish weekly one-on-one meetings […]

The compelling case for “good enough”

The compelling case for “good enough”

Is “good enough” good enough? Several years ago, I wrote a column suggesting there are certain situations in which it is better to deliver work that is less than perfect. It resulted in an angry e-mail from a reader, aghast that I was advocating for anything less than an above-and-beyond effort.  “Leaders expect high performance […]

Become more efficient by using voice mail correctly

Become more efficient by using voice mail correctly efficient

Today’s episode in our continuing video series on Productivity Tools for Leaders focuses on how to become more efficient in using voice mail.  Some of you may not be crazy about voice mail, particularly if you are at the receiving end, but I want to show you how voicemail is a business tool, which when […]

A lesson in collaboration from hermit crabs

A lesson in collaboration from hermit crabs

Collaboration is an important component of inspired and energized workplaces.  And as a leader, it is your responsibility to create a climate that fosters collaboration between team members.  As regular readers of the blog know, I am often drawn to the many leadership lessons that exist in nature.  And hermit crabs exhibit a unique behaviour […]

Authority Magazine: How to give honest feedback without being hurtful

Authority Magazine: How to give honest feedback without being hurtful

A short while ago, staff at Authority Magazine posed this question to me – How can you give employees honest feedback without being hurtful?  While that was the initial question, the interview posed several more questions, some about me, and several on other timely leadership and workplace issues.  As a result, Penny Bauder from Authority […]

Efficiently manage your workload by planning out your week

Efficiently manage your workload by planning out your week manage your workload

I’m back today with another instalment in our series on productivity tools for leaders.  Today’s idea is a very simple, yet powerful, way to optimize and manage your workload.  Take time at the beginning of the week to plan out your next seven days. Plan out your week This strategy is a natural transition from […]