3. Deadlines. Be the first to offer a deadline and always add extra time to it. This may be familiar to many of you – under promise and over deliver. This will give you more time to get things done and also allow you to be a star – by always delivering what you promise on time – or perhaps early.
In promising when you’re going to complete something, whether it is for yourself or for others, get real… Continue reading
Do you have any “talkers” in your life? You know what I mean, people who just keep talking and won’t let you get a word in? We’ve all got them, at work, at home, neighbors, friends, even people we run into at the grocery store! What do you do when you’ve got to actually communicate something? Check out these tips to see what might work:
Tip 1: Remember, when dealing with a talker it’s about them, not about you. They want to be heard and won’t be interested in what you have to… Continue reading
I read a scary statistic the other day. An office worker is productive, working on a task, activity or project, on average 1 ½ hours per 8 hour workday. The rest of the time is spent on email, phone calls, meetings, chatting, looking for files, surfing the net, staring into space, going to the restroom, you name it.
Increasing your productivity is not that hard. The last post had tips to help you with… Continue reading
I surveyed a group of managers and supervisors recently to be ready for my first day of training with the group. The question was: “What is your single biggest frustration that you find at work?” The most frequent answer was – negative attitudes at work.