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Procrastinate Much? Here is How to Get the Procrastination Monkey Off of Your Back.

Don’t we all procrastinate to some degree? Why do we do it? I discovered an awesome Psychology Today article about #procrastination, “Why We Procrastinate.” Is it cultural? Is it conscious? Why is telling someone to JUST USE YOUR CALENDAR (or day planner) like telling a depressed person to JUST CHEER UP? This article shares several […]

ADDING VALUE TO MEETINGS: Get Women to Contribute

I received a Harvard Business School tip a few months ago which has stuck with me for some time now.  I do a lot of work in helping organizations maximize performance of their people.  Often, leveraging diversity has been a barrier.  People often resist outside input or just fail to consider additional perspectives. I read […]

THE SECRET: Change the Channel to HAPPY-Shift Your Brain for Improved Productivity

I found this #TedTalk to be quite interesting. Changing the lens through which we view success and happiness is key. Most of us are wired, work hard to be successful, work harder to be more successful.  How long can this last before the Peter Principle kicks in for many of us. This video is among […]

Understanding Millennials

I discovered this incredible video which holds back nothing. It emphasizes a lot of the work I do for organizations that wisely realize they need outside support to address this phenomenon. Understanding the Millennials is perhaps the single most effective way to ensure organizational sustainability. They are your employees, they are your customers. I talk […]

Article Spotlight: Study Reveals That A Bad Boss Can Make Employees Sick

By www.Apost.com Study Reveals That A Bad Boss Can Make Employees Sick A Linkedin article published by Quartz magazine reveals that a bad boss can be as harmful to employees as passive smoking. The article also says that the longer you stay in a job working for someone who stresses you, the greater the damage […]

Improve Productivity: Go Outdoors, Enjoy Nature

Organizations want their people to be more productive, but discovering innovative approaches is often challenging. Consider the Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences. As an example, one innovative approach to creativity is to spend time looking at nature. Bring your group outdoors or take a personal break. There is evidence that looking at green objects– through a […]

Leadership Strategies: Speakers Avoid the 3 B’s

Early in my speaking and management career, my mentor introduced me to this lesson. I learned it a few times the hard way and again in Toastmasters. Remember, speakers are leaders. A leader is constantly working to build trust and maintain credibility. I apply public speaking skills when I am engaged in strategic planning, change […]

Accelerated Learning: Remembering People’s Names and More

First impressions are just that. There is no second chance. Remembering names and an even greater volume of information allows someone to stand out in today’s highly competitive workplace and global marketplace. There are accelerated learning strategies that, when applied consistently, will make the difference. Retention of names is something many of us have said, […]

GENERATION Z: Understanding these iGeneration Screenagers

INTRODUCTION Generation Z are people born in the late 90’s at or after the year 2000. This is the generation that follows Millennials, or for more perspective, the third generation removed from the Baby Boomers. While the workplace is still learning how to best support and leverage Millennials (Gen Y, 1980-1995/2000), this is the fifth […]

The Transformational Leader: Story of the Seed

THE STORY A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different.  He called all the young executives in his company together. He said, “It is time for […]