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Essential Skills Recap #2 – Communications
"Face time" is much more powerful than "FaceTime" One huge benefit of being back in the office is being able to communicate face-to-face. Great communications are the most import attribute of the most successful teams. Frequent communications with people both in and...
Essential Skills for High-Performing Individuals and Teams
Essential Skills Recap #1 – Personal Sustainability I recently did an 8-part “Essential Skills for High Performing Teams” program for a corporate client. Afterward, they asked me to create some short summaries of the material to post in their newsletter to help...
The Importance of One-on-Ones
One of the main reasons people stay in jobs is the relationships. The most frequent reason for leaving is stress and frustration. One-on-ones are an easy and effective way to build relationships as well as reduce stress and frustration.
Taking Notes with Pen & Paper Makes You Smarter
Research shows that people who take notes using pen and paper have much better memory and comprehension of the material compared to people who type their notes. This is true even for people who are skilled enough to transcribe 100% of what is being said!
Morning Meditation and Focus Time – Soma’s Secret to Success
Taking a few minutes each morning to clear your mind, refresh and clarify key goals – as well as what you need to do today to fulfill them, will help you to be much more on target and engaged.
How do you Maximize Productivity? Stay Home.
How can you dramatically improve productivity, health, and retention in your workplace? It’s a simple formula: Let people do whatever they want, whenever they want, and judge them solely on results.
Like Living? Take a 20-Minute Walk
Like living? Take a 20-minute walk. When you add up the benefits – more creativity and energy, better body and brain health, lower stress, and oh yeah, less dying – walking is truly the health equivalent of compound interest!
Breathe – And Breeze Through The Holidays
Your secret weapon for the holidays is your breath. Long associated with yoga mats and mystics, the science is in – and proves that the simple practice of intentional breathing can boost your energy, level out those emotional roller-coaster rides, and significantly strengthen your ability to fight off those pesky winter bugs.
Capture the Moment and Free Your Mind
I continue to be fascinated by the insights into our brains and its mysteries that are being revealed by new research and technology breakthroughs. I’ve recently been reading “The Organized Mind” by Daniel Levitin. It’s filled with intriguing information about how our...
Minimize Cost or Maximize Creativity?
It is interesting to see the increasing trend toward cost-efficient “bullpen” workspaces. It goes against everything we now know about maximizing creativity and productivity, and is not cost-effective in the long run
Stand Up and Live Longer!
This is the first anniversary of my stand-up desk. I wouldn’t even think of going back. I feel better; I feel more productive and creative, and research now shows it slows down the aging process!
This Year’s Big Project – You
If you have been thinking about the things that you’d like to accomplish this year and the changes you’d like to make. Here are a couple of quick tips to help you improve your score when it comes to checking off your goals: