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New Year’s Resolutions

By | 2016-10-25T16:33:59+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Blog, Careers, Change Management, Productivity, Self Development|

January 1st is just about here and that means it is time to start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. There are really 4 types of people when it comes to New Year resolutions:

  1. The Goal-Oriented Resolutioner. This is the person who thinks long and hard about their New Year’s resolutions, picks one or two that are […]
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Grow Like a Lobster

By | 2016-10-25T16:33:59+00:00 December 20th, 2015|Careers, Change Management, Leadership, Organizations, Productivity, Self Development|

Maybe it is the time of year.  Or maybe it is just a coincidence.  But I feel like I am surrounded by people who feel stressed.  Stress is interesting.  For some, it is almost a motivator.  For others, it can be crippling.  A friend of mine who is currently going through some stress due to […]

4 Steps to Improving Communication

By | 2016-10-25T16:33:59+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Blog, Communications|

“I thought I was clear.”

How many times have you said that after a communications breakdown with someone on your team?  I’ve heard it more times than I can count.  Often, it includes the word very.

“I thought I was very clear.”

Let’s think about that for a minute.  If you are saying that to someone about a […]

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Does Goal Achievement Cause a Productivity Letdown?

By | 2016-10-25T16:33:59+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Blog, Productivity|

Goals are good.  No one is arguing that fact.  There is a tremendous amount of data that clearly shows that individuals, and companies that set goals perform at a higher rate than their counterparts that don’t.  Knowing this doesn’t stop me from wrestling with goals from time to time, and at this time of year […]

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The Power of Immediate Feedback

By | 2015-12-01T02:10:28+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Blog, Communications, Leadership|

This is the time of year when most organizations are beginning the annual drudgery of the year-end performance appraisal. Managers hate the process because they are forced to fill out a form they have no interest in filling out by trying to remember things that happened over the course of the last 365 days.  Come […]

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