*7 Tips of Effective Meetings

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

We spend hours in meetings. Some of them are really good. Unfortunately far too many of them feel like a waste of time, something we all have far too little of. The following 7 tips will help to insure your meetings are valuable.
 1. Know what you want to decide
If you do not have something to [...]

*4 Ways of Communicating for Improved Productivity

Monday, December 7th, 2009

 
Your VP of Sales is from Pluto.
Do you remember the early nineties bestseller by John Gray, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus?  That book introduced the idea that men and women have different communication styles, and that their relationships could benefit from an understanding of those styles and the ways they differ.
Guess what?  [...]

*Jack Welch - Communications

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

This article was published at EZine Articles.
 Overcommunicate, Overcommunicate, Overcommunicate – so says Jack Welch.
Not long ago, I had the pleasure of hearing Jack Welch speak and wanted to share some of my take-aways.
Jack, as you may know, heads an investment vehicle that has ownership interest in 11 companies.  During this time of extreme economic uncertainty he [...]

*Managerial Courage – Dealing Truthfully with your Employees

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

 

Managerial Courage. When most people hear that phrase they think of the courage to make the difficult decisions. And while I would certainly agree that is part of it, I believe the more difficult part is being honest and up front with those who you manage.
The best managers are the ones that meet with their [...]