Attention

Time Management 102

Time Management 102This is a continuation of the last blog.  Here are some more great tips to find those extra minutes.

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

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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

Self Promotion

Self PromotionWhen you look at that phrase “self promotion” what comes to mind?  Bragging?  Arrogant?  Something your mother told you not to do?

Facts are facts – if you’re not going to promote yourself, who is?  To get ahead in business, whether you’re in a corporate environment or… Continue reading

Interruptions

InterruptionsDo you ever get interrupted when you’re trying to get something done?  Have you ever not been interrupted when you’ve tried to get something done?

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

Negative Attitudes

Negative AttitudesI 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.  

When you work with someone who has a negative attitude it’s a drag.  You don’t want to go anywhere near that person.  You may walk on egg shells because you don’t know what might come out of their mouth.  
 
Managers and supervisors can’t have a negative attitude.  You know how you feel… Continue reading