Keeping Your Team Members Motivated

Today I was reminded again that different people have different reasons for doing (or not doing) good work.  It’s an easy lesson to forget when you are busy and juggling multiple priorities.  You can fall into the bad habit of doling out projects based on...

Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook) on Women and Leadership

The numbers don’t lie – women have made great progress in their representation at lower levels of management but there is still a huge gap in the number of women vs. men at the executive level.  Here’s Sheryl Sandberg’s view on why that is and...
How to Keep Your Focus

How to Keep Your Focus

I get asked a lot about time management and prioritization.  People are always looking for better ways to figure out how to focus on what’s important and how to eliminate some of the many distractions that suck away time.  I keep coming back to an analogy that...

5 Tips for Presenting to Senior Management

Does the thought of presenting to upper management make your knees knock? Do you spend days on the presentation only to spend your 5 minutes in the spotlight talking to your shoes while the executives yawn and sneak peeks at their Blackberries? For many new managers...

Row Row ROWE Your Team

In 2007 Best Buy implemented a Results Only Work Environment or ROWE.  They took the bold step of allowing their employees to work when they wanted, where they wanted, and to measure only the results and not the time spent in the office. The result? 40% more...

Communicating at All Levels of the Organization

When you launch a new initiative with your team, do you use the same presentation you used when you talked to the management team?  Stop!  Different levels of the organization want and need different information – you need to customize your communication for...
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