Tag: Effectiveness


Set Boundaries for Your Success

In a recent article on Halogen Software’s Talent Space Blog, Sean Conrad asks the question: “Is Working Less the Secret to Employee Productivity?” His question triggered my thinking about the power of setting boundaries to improve performance and fuel our success. While it may seem counter-intuitive at first to think that setting limits has anything [...]


Slice Through Overwhelming Workloads

Don Maruska and Jay Perry, co-authors of Take Charge of Your Talent (Berrett Koehler 2013) are Master Certified Coaches who help people take advantage of business and personal challenges in unique and powerful ways.   If you’ve ever played Tetris, you know how quickly things can spiral out of control. Tiles begin to pile up, and [...]


Are You Micro-managing Yourself?

My to do list was huge. After all I had big plans. I was going to have to get a lot more disciplined if I was going to accomplish it all. Determined to do a much better job than I did last year of managing myself, I searched for technology that could help me. I [...]


What If You’re The Underdog?

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Do you have competitors who are better funded than you? Is your team relatively new? Are your competitors richer in human resources? You might even believe that your team is the underdog. You can turn that around and gain a competitive advantage, despite your current disadvantages, with one simple thing: eliminate mistakes. Of course some [...]


The Responsibility Myth

When deadlines are being missed, when there is struggle among team members, when there are important tasks that are falling through the cracks, or when you know you are not working as efficiently or effectively as you could be, what can you do? One of the most common solutions I hear to these kinds of [...]

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