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Picking Productivity – how to dull the shiny objects by Carol Williams

This is a core principle of productivity. It is the most simple concept, yet the most difficult to achieve. There are, quite frankly, too many diversions and distractions in life. This has been true thoughout history, and is “more true” than ever with the unceasing reality that is electronic connectedness. We are re-wiring our brains, and while I am not suggesting we revert to 1962, I am submitting that focused effort gets the job done.
NOTE: On November 2, I will be offering a webinar (you have to pay for this one) through Lorman.com. It’s called “Where Did the Time Go? 5 Ways to get a Lot More Done in a Day.” here’s a preview of the content: Click to view

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Time Your Most Valuable Asset by Paula Mathews

You’ve heard the saying, “A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place.” Corporate America is teaching this as 6-S or Kaizen, but it simply means that you don’t waste time looking for things. Wasting time isn’t as important to you now, maybe, as it will be in 10 or 20 years, but I strongly believe that there is a time for everything and…timing is everything. In this regard, you are the equal to every person in this world. You have the same 24 hours a day that every other person in the world does, but what you do with those hours is up to you. A business hero of mine is Seth Godin (www.sethgodin.com). In a recent blog, he stated, “… Are you intentional about what you’re learning, or connecting with, or the entertainment you’re investing in? We don’t have a lot of time. It seems to me that being intentional about how we spend our precious attention is the least we can do for it.”

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When Employees Discuss Pay by Paula Mathew

In 2014, New Hampshire passed SB 207, the Paycheck Fairness Act, that prohibits conditioning employment on a promise to refrain from disclosing wages or to waive the right to disclose wages, salary, or paid benefits, and prohibits retaliation for disclosure. In fact, even if you have employees sign a nondisclosure agreement, they still have the right to discuss pay.

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How to get what you really want. Really.

by Carol Williams

“You can’t always get, what you want…You can’t always get, what you want…but if you try sometimes…you get what you need….”

OK; we all know that song. Right? “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” is a song by the Rolling Stones on their 1969 album Let It Bleed.

Is it true? Yes and no.

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7 New Types of Leadership Models for Innovative Thinkers by Chris Viscomi

When it comes to aligning with any of the new types of leadership models, it pays to get creative and break the mold.

Why is this the case?

The fact is, the corporate structure has long been a fairly uniform thing.

Historically speaking, executives were perceived as straight-laced individuals. They wore immaculately pressed suits and carried subdued reactions. In turn, they were viewed as the quintessential professional.

Think of classic films or TV shows like Mad Men. In past eras, executives always said the right thing and were not easily ruffled.

https://alistemarketing.com/blog/types-of-leadership-models/

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Monitoring the vital signs of your business

When you go to a physician, what does the nurse do before you meet with the doctor?  Simple, they take your vital signs. Temperature, blood pressure, pulse and yes, sometimes they make you get on the scale. The reason the nurse does this is, just like the gauge on the outside of a pressure cooker, it gives the physician clues as to what’s going on inside your body.

Your business can be viewed, measured and monitored the same way by identifying and measuring the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of your business. KPI’s in a business, no matter what size, specifically measures how well a company is performing. Now, depending on the business model, KPIs will vary from company to company.

 

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