Since rolling out my “4 step” productivity plan, I have seen the need to include an added step that focuses on leadership. After all, if we are going to get more from our people, we need to use our leadership position to motivate others, create a healthy work environment
The next step (Step 4) towards increased productivity is to aim to ensure that our new productivity process is sustainable and doesn’t quickly fizzle out. So often, we get excited about a new process but lack the tools
Okay. So far, we’ve planned our work, put systems in place to keep our people informed and are rowing in the right direction. The next step (Step 3) towards increased productivity is to roll up our sleeves and get to work.
Now that we have planned for what we want to see accomplished, the next step (Step 2) towards increased productivity is to share information effectively and involve others to ensure that you and they are as productive as
Workplace productivity is a huge challenge for nearly every company, business and organization. Leaders struggle to get their own work done (and do the RIGHT work,) while also guiding, empowering and motivating their people to achieve maximal
In past posts I have made the argument for why leaders need to delegate, discussed how to use situational leadership to delegate more effectively, and shared tips on both what and when to delegate and how to monitor the
On one recent New Year’s Eve I had a late morning meeting in midtown Manhattan. I left my New Jersey home with time to spare and caught a bus into the city. My walk from Port Authority to the meeting at Rockefeller Center
Let’s assume that you want to delegate a task that’s been sitting on your desk since… forever. You know what needs to get done and have (finally) found (and/or trained) the right person to do it. Let’s call this person Sally. You sit down
Tommy has been working really hard recently. He’s come in early most days and has been more productive than ever. He is leading his team towards the end of an important project and you want to recognize him for getting it done and for setting a powerful example.
As a boss, you want to reward your people for the work that they do every day or for a special effort that they made. You know that gifts can bring joy and also boost workplace morale and engagement. But what is the best way to show your appreciation? Consider the following