Happiness & Time Management

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Schedule what is important to you In getting ready for this month's webinar on Managing Your Own Performance, I recalled a small epiphany I had many years ago: Time management is the key to happiness. What I mean by this is simply that: I have way more fun, when I make time on purpose to have fun. The on-purpose part is important because the annoying things and the non-optional responsibilities in life have a way using up all your time if you don't fight back. The big aha is this: The annoying stuff and the responsibilities assert themselves. They demand to be done -- The things that make you happy do not -- they sit back and wait for you to do something. So if you Continue Reading

Execution is not beneath you


The problem For years I have been trying to figure out why so many leaders tolerate poor execution and do nothing about it. One unfortunate issue I see quite regularly is simply that some “big” executives seem to believe that execution is beneath them. They view execution as a low level job for other, less [...]

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How to improve your self-confidence (Part 1)

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Motivating Without Money

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This month’s webinar was on the topic of Motivating Without Money If you missed it, you can download the recording. This is a very useful webinar to download if you want to: Increase performance and momentum in your team Build genuine loyalty, support and engagement Create a work environment that makes employees feel confident Find [...]

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Yes, you have to ask for a raise

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Last week, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, gave some spectacularly bad advice to a group of women at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in Phoenix. He said: “It’s not really about asking for the raise but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you [...]

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