After many years of being prompted to write my own Tip, I am sticking my toe in the water this week. Periodically, I will be sharing my thoughts and learnings with you. Last week’s Tip was from the perspective of a person who has a boss and improving the working relationship with that boss. This week’s Tip focuses on your behavior, beliefs and assumptions as the boss and how they can get you in trouble.
Whether you own your own company, manage others or are an individual contributor, you have a “boss.” Your boss may be your board of directors, your clients, and/or your manager. No matter which category applies to you, this week’s Tip provides a great checklist for making your boss love you!
Michael Neill’s articles always provide a new tool that’s easy to use. This week’s Tip has you turn around the word “but” to help you increase your success.
As we are getting close to the half-way mark for 2011, I thought it was a good time to check in on your goal progress. Michael Neill’s article this week gives us permission to put aside the “loaded” goals on your list. You know those goals that you’ve given so much significance and meaning? Just put them aside for now. Read on to learn more.
Want to learn a quick technique to improve your focus? This week Simon Tyler describes how to apply the same Control-Alt-Delete we use on our computers to our thoughts, to-dos, tasks, etc. Take a few minutes to learn how you can improve your processing time.
“What one thing would you have done differently when you started your business?” This question is often asked of me by new coaches interviewing me to be their mentor. I always respond – getting an automated contact management system. When I first started my business, I had my contacts on an Excel spreadsheet and it was very cumbersome. Then someone told me about ACT! It makes remembering to stay in touch effortless. In this week’s Tip, Tracey Lawton shares additional ideas on why you need to get organized to get clients.
I’ve just come back from a week of vacation where my time was very fluid. My husband and I agreed that we would spend the week as if we were retired. Fun! Lots of Self and Inspiring time that Simon Tyler speaks of below. I chose not to participate in Drain time. Now that I’m back at work, I’m going to put time on my calendar for Self and Inspiring so that I continue investing my time wisely.
Are you ready to make 2011 your best year ever? Art Sobczak’s questions prompt you to look at your business and life and COMMIT to actions that will make a difference for you.
We all know that unless you try, (make the sales call, make the request, push yourself) you’ll never know if you could have succeeded. This week Michael Neill elaborates on this point using the Clinton campaign as an example. See the power of moving past your inner gatekeeper.
This week’s Tip does not only apply to Small Business Owners. No matter what your level is in the working world, you could benefit by awareness to how these 7 flaws could be impacting you and the solutions to overcome them. I know I’ve suffered from each of these traits from time to time.