There’s a process for everything. An organized methodology can make almost anything more effective, including writing a murder mystery novel.
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Sometimes, it’s easy to put things off. Subsequently however, those projects continually add up until you’re drowning in a pile of stuff that should have been done days before. So, how can we finally beat procrastination?
Every company and every employee wants to be more productive. Are there actually easy things you can do to make a significant productivity increase in only one day?
When we hear about unhappiness at work, it’s easy to make assumptions as to why a person is dissatisfied in their job. It could be low pay, bad benefits, stress overload, rift between co-workers or trouble with the boss. But one survey, two factors rose above the rest.
Business process improvement is usually about making procedures less complex. The recent death of electronics retailer Circuit City provides many somber lessons for business. One key idea is that simplicity might actually be overrated.
Dr. Samuel Culbert, a leading business professor from UCLA, hates performance reviews. “To my way of thinking,” he asserts, “a one-side-accountable, boss-administered review is little more than a dysfunctional pretense [to preserve authority].”
In life, there stands a gap between where we are and where we hope to go. Setting our sights on the future is how we improve. This gap applies in business too and is one we should be ever mindful of.
Have you been trying to figure out how to cross the gap between muddling through or having a thriving business? Do you find yourself just blindly nodding yes or no, doing what you’re told, without having a real sense of direction for your small business? You’re not alone.
If you’re considering organizing an Indianapolis speaking event, you are probably thinking of telling people all about your business. But that’s precisely what you don’t want to do.
Did you know there are degrees of “interesting”? Sure, we’ve all met someone who is NOT interesting, but have you ever met anyone who is TOO interesting? If not, it is my honor to introduce myself to you: My name is Scott, and I am too interesting.
While Todd Jamison exercised in the gym, his parked car was getting a work out too. The only difference: Todd chose to lift weights. His car had no choice.
As Chic Thompson points out in the book Yes, But…, people’s minds usually see first what is wrong with a new idea, and “Yes-butters” come up with excuses for inaction.
I was reminded this week of how many of our challenges can be summarized by the interaction of knowledge and action. There are two opposing situations that can slow our progress toward success.
Life would be easier if there was no grey area between legal and illegal or between right and wrong. But if you are like me, you can find yourself in situations that are difficult.
As a society, we embrace the idea of the speedier the better. Expectations on wait time amount to minutes rather than hours (or days). But doesn’t obtaining something fast compromise quality?
Almost all of us have room in our lives to change something either around us or about ourselves. But it’s not so easy to create and maintain change. Not all of us embrace new things.
How big is your to-do list? Is it full of things that you most likely won’t be finishing? It may be time to make some cuts!
All of us want to see some type of reward for all our hard work. But are we all willing to do what it takes in order to succeed?
Are you setting a good example for those around you? Maybe you’re not as good as you think you’re being. All the good intentions in the world mean nothing without action!
As a business owner, how often are you grateful in your business life? Do you stop and reflect on all the blessings your business has received at the end of each year? Or, do you have a special customer appreciation event once or twice a year to say thanks for customers’ patronage?