4 Practical Takeaways to Impact Productivity Today

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Dear Suzanne, I’m under pressure to increase staff productivity in my department. So far, I have taken these steps:  added productivity issues as a standing item on weekly meetings. give team members ideas about how they can increase their output and speed developing software products and getting them to market. scoured project plans, trying to… Read more »

Leverage Lifetime Learning for Personal Effectiveness

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“We have an innate desire to endlessly learn, grow and develop.  We want to become more than what we already are. Once we yield to this inclination for continuous and never-ending improvement, we lead a life of endless accomplishments and satisfaction.” ~Chuck Gallozzi In “The Success Principles, How to Get from Where You Are to… Read more »

How to Impact Personal Effectiveness & Productivity in the Workplace

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“As a manager, you’re responsible for leading, inspiring, influencing, encouraging and getting results fro others. It’s a difficult task because each person youwork with has a different personaliuty, system of values and beliefs, attitude, and level of self-confidence.” ~Suzanne Updegraff, Author, Business Leader, CEO  Do you consider developing your team members as critical to strengthening… Read more »

Improve Your Team’s Professional Presence & Personal Effectiveness

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Have your in-house training programs stalled out? Recent research has confirmed that the actual learning event represents only part of the learning experience. A University of Phoenix study showed a strong trend toward informal learning. As much as 50% of learning occurred as a follow-up to the training event. This is corroborates the importance of using… Read more »

3 Ways to Launch Improved Performance & Personal Effectiveness

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It is a documented conclusion through studies conducted on employee engagement, retention and high potential performers that the majority of employees don’t quit the job. They quit the manager.  When the Gallup organization researched over one million people, in order to discover how to attract and keep talented employees, the findings reinforced that the key… Read more »

Employee Engagement Starts Here

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Research findings by the Harvard Business Review have found that employees who feel that they are thriving in the workplace demonstrated 16% better overall performance (as reported by their managers) and 125% less burnout (self-reported) than their peers. They were 32% more committed to the organization and 46% more satisfied with their jobs. They also… Read more »