Archive | August, 2007

Take off at noon for greater results

Posted on 31 August 2020

If most leaders and executives worked half the amount of time they are working today, I am convinced they would produce much greater output. Before I get a barrage of e-mails arguing this point, let me explain.
The reason is simple. If you had less time to work, you would work on only [...]

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Welcome to Matthew Myers

Posted on 31 August 2020

Today, I am pleased to welcome our next €œtrial€ guest author: Matthew Myers He is a colleague of David Woods.
Matthew has years of CEO experience, both in start-up and mature companies.

Please use either the comments or the 5-star rating system at the end of the article to let me know your reactions to this [...]

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Trust begins at home

Posted on 30 August 2020

Before deferring to authority, start trusting your reason and common sense
What The Buddha said more than 2500 years ago is still worth hearing. Authority—a.k.a. €œthe experts€—may have no better answers to problems than you can find for yourself.
It€™s fascinating how what goes around, comes around.
The Buddha counseled people against putting their trust in expert [...]

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What’s your workplace doctrine?

Posted on 30 August 2020

The wrong doctrine—or one that is outmoded and ill-suited to circumstances—can cause disaster
All organizations have a “doctrine” for doing things, whether it is clearly stated or left implied by custom and tradition. Doctrine is that set of guiding principles that can be summed up by the phrase: “That’s how we do things in this organization.” [...]

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Communication: Companies need less . . . not more!

Posted on 29 August 2020

Taking the wrong approach to corporate needs
I work with a large variety of CEOs, senior managers and key employees. If I ask about the needs and issues within the company, I almost always get the same response: “We need more communication.”
My reaction to that is that it is simply, WRONG!

Companies don’t need more communication. [...]

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Welcome to David Woods

Posted on 29 August 2020

Today, I am pleased to welcome our next €œtrial€ guest author: David Woods.
David is an expert in strategic thinking and a frequent speaker at conferences and universities.
Please use either the comments or the 5-star rating system at the end of the article to let me know your reactions to this piece. I want all our [...]

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What’s your Flyway Resort?

Posted on 28 August 2020

On a long journey, rest breaks are essential if you want to arrive safely. That’s true of your life and career journeys too.
It’s fall migration time. Millions of birds are heading south down the three broad flyways that link the breeding grounds in the north with wintering areas as far south as Argentina. For birders [...]

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Finding happiness and success at work can be a dull business

Posted on 27 August 2020

Would you rather be right or romantic?
Many ideas about workplace success are based more on romantic ideals than a realistic view of the world. Romanticism maybe has its place, but it€™s not a sound basis for directing important choices. Here€™s how to get it in perspective.
England€™s last civil war took place in the mid-17th [...]

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News and Views: August 25th 2007

Posted on 25 August 2020

Is the boss a real piece of work?
€œLawmakers across the country are considering legislation that would give workers grounds to sue their superiors for being, basically, jerks. Bookstores are stocking bad-boss advice tomes, including €œSnakes in Suits€ and €œWas Your Boss Raised by Wolves?€ Today the AFL-CIO will name the worst boss in the country, [...]

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3947202734 . . . or Bob

Posted on 24 August 2020

Take your time to consider how to make any message memorable

You enter a room, labeled €œThe Numbers Room.€ You see fifty people walking around wearing name tags that look like this . . .

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You then leave and enter a different room, labeled €œThe Names Room.€ You see fifty different people walking around also wearing name [...]

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