Getting from Too-busy to Important

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Busy is a choice Through my work, I talk to many people (exeucitves, mid-level managers, and individuals) at many different companies, and the one issue that seems epidemic is that people are all too busy. I've done webinars on Negotiating your Workload, and Ruthless Priorities & Guilt to help people take more control over their time, but today I want to talk about how to change your mindset around how you choose to use your time. It's important to remember that we are each the source of our own time. Our time is completely defined by what we say yes to, and what we say no to. I see three underlying issues that cause people to make themselves too busy. 1. Mis-reading Continue Reading

Critical Business Conversations

Critical Business Conversations

This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Critical Business Conversations. If you missed it you can download the recording. Members of Azzarello group can download this webinar for free. Conversations move business forward As I work with executives at many companies, one of the things I notice that makes the most effective [...]

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Scared does NOT mean Not-qualified

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Scared is OK, disqualifying yourself is not It’s been awhile since I’ve written about this, and there are so many new followers of this blog (thank you and welcome!), so I wanted to write this short blog because I think it’s really important to share this: Everyone gets scared. Executives get scared. Every time I [...]

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Stop having status meetings. 5 better things to do instead.

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What’s a good staff meeting? I have found myself talking about this with several clients over the past few weeks, so I decided to refresh this article. This is such an important topic that any effective manager needs to get really right. Questions I get: What should I be doing with my staff as a [...]

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Influence…Don’t be THAT guy

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The biggest factor in influence So many of my clients ask me about influence. They want to know how to better personally influence others or how to train their managers on influence and engagement. The answer is simple but not easy. The simple answer is to make people WANT to help you. Don’t be THAT [...]

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