Over the last few days in late August, I had 2 very energetic and relevant discussions with two senior Managers from – oddly – the same Institution. One is a client of my firm, whilst the other a potential client. They share one thing in common – where they want to be in 3-5 years’ … More
Attention Management and Well Being Articles
Topics about you focussing your activities to achieve ‘Life Work Effectiveness’ consistent with your goals.
Why can’t some people remember when we last spoke to a client? Why, over the course of 30 minutes, does a senior executive trade 22 emails to organize a simple lunch meeting, only to be cancelled on last-minute? Why does a banker waste the entire day on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn?
Setting goals that can’t be properly achieved in your organization is really setting your team up for failure. It has a terrible effect on morale, which flows on to employee engagement and productivity. To begin setting achievable goals, you might want to consider throwing away three popular goal-setting techniques.
President Lincoln often wrote scathing letters to his generals, frustrated by their inability to bring the war to a close. Angry they had missed golden opportunities such as finishing off the retreating confederate army, who were trapped by rising waters at the Potomac river after the battle of Gettysburg.
David is as hard a worker as anyone I know as a client. He’s not just busy; he’s keenly focused on getting the right things done. And it pays off — he is the largest single revenue generator at his well-known professional services firm.
How you personally handle the Life/Work Challenge that impacts your Team Members and their Productivity!
The Importance of Life/Work Effectiveness Each one of us holds a set of beliefs and attitudes — a mindset — that determines how we interpret and respond to situations. That mindset shapes how we interact with others, and therefore it also affects the people we work with
Many of us resist the idea of limiting the total amount of time we spend on email. Instead, we allow the volume of email we receive, and the number of messages that require a response, to dictate how much of our day goes to the endless cycle of send and receive. But letting email set … More
We’re abusing this once-helpful form of communication and information, and the cost is more than just productivity loss. One of senior executive clients in a time management assessment stated quite clearly that her job description does not include managing email flow. Yours probably doesn’t, either. But it’s increasingly a big part of the work we … More
Why can’t some people remember when we last spoke to a client? Why, over the course of 30 minutes, does a senior executive trade 22 emails to organize a simple lunch meeting, only to be cancelled on last-minute? Why does a banker waste the entire day on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn? If you’re reading this … More
Emails are for information – not communication I have constantly highlighted with folks how we need to get back to allowing conversation to occur without texting, emailing, browsing, Tweeting, Facebooking, or doing whatever else one can do these days on smart phones, iPads, notebooks, etc. We are losing that all important human interaction, because primarily … More