In preparation for writing, I do some thinking and brainstorming a couple weeks in advance. Then I let the ideas sit. The morning I am to put pen to paper, I review my notes and then sit and write. Each time, it gets easier and easier to let the ideas and stories flow. The more I trust the process, the more ideas pop into my head. This week’s Tip by Michael Neill encourages you to be even more free form, trusting your creativity to shine through.
This Tip by Owen Allen caught my eye because I had never seen the acronym BSRIOFW (Be Slow Right Instead of Fast Wrong). It poses food for thought in today’s fast paced world.
When my children ran track in high school, they were taught that successful runners run through the finish line, not just to it. As an observer, I could see the difference and the improved results. As the runner, they could, too. How do you perform at work? Are you running to or through the finish line of your projects? This week’s Tip by Steve Straus takes this comparison to the work setting.
Stuff happens. And when it does, are you prepared to handle it? This week’s Tip provides actions you can take to turn those problems into opportunities.
Want to get more sales? Different situations require different behaviors. This Tip by Jeffrey Gitomer illustrates the sales behavior that leads to winning.
In the previous Tip — Do You Have a Signature Conversation Style?– we talked about your communication style and how it could be impacting your effectiveness. This Tip highlights other behaviors that could get in the way of your being a great leader. I hope none of these ring true for you.
Do people seek you out for your input and want to spend time with you? Then you probably have a positive communication style. This week Loren Ekroth shares his thoughts about your communication style and how it could be impacting your effectiveness in the workplace.
Are you energized and ready to dive back into work at the end of August? If yes, congratulations! If not, this week’s Tip is just for you!
Many of my clients participate in teams, often as the lead. They are always looking for ways to keep participants engaged and energized. This week’s Tip by Simon Tyler provides some great questions to ask the team in order to increase their success.
It’s been hot here in the Boston area this summer. In this heat, it’s easy to have tempers rise, too. To stay cool, read this week’s Tip, by Kenneth Cloke and Joan Goldsmith, that provides multiple steps to minimize conflict.