Hiring Millennials? Here’s What You Should Know

Posted by & filed under Communication, Hiring & Selection, increasing personal effectiveness, Personal Effectiveness, Professional Presence in a Casual World, Work Life Balance.

Almost everywhere we turn, we see complaints about the Millennial generation. Born between the mid ’80s and the late ’90s (though the exact time frame is up for some debate), this generation has been analyzed and criticized just as much as Generation X before them. Millennials have been labeled entitled, narcissistic, and sheltered. But are… Read more »

Increasing Personal Effectiveness: Worth the Investment?

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Is your company interested in employee development, but not sure about each program’s cost-effectiveness and ROI? You may be concerned about the investment of funds and time away from day-to-day operations. You may wonder if a course like Increasing Personal Effectiveness will truly pay off. Will you see results in terms of employee satisfaction and attitude, improved productivity,… Read more »

A to C Blog Series: Keep the Fires Burning

Posted by & filed under Change Management, Leadership, Personal Effectiveness.

As anyone who has undergone a substantial transition knows, true adaptation is a marathon and not a sprint. If you’re facing a significant change within your organization, there will be good days and bad days. Some weeks will seem as if nothing is accomplished, and other weeks will follow where demands on your team’s energy will be at a fever… Read more »

Mindfulness: It’s Not Just for Yogis!

Posted by & filed under Active Listening, Corporate Culture, Personal Effectiveness, Work Life Balance.

Mindfulness has become a buzzword in corporate vocabulary over the past few years, and for good reason. From parents to entrepreneurs to high-powered executives, many people have recognized the benefits of paying attention to their emotions, intentions, and strengths and limitations. More and more research indicates that mindfulness is a practice just as helpful in the… Read more »

Three Surefire Ways to Sabotage Your Own Success

Posted by & filed under Accountability, Employee Development, increasing personal effectiveness, Personal Effectiveness.

It’s remarkably easy to fall back into bad habits once you’ve made a change. Whether you’re consistently late making deadlines or constantly feeling overwhelmed by the demands of your career, the truth is that a lot of your success or failure hinges on your ability to manage stress. Leaders who are able to manage stress effectively are… Read more »

What the Olympics Can Teach Us About Personal Accountability

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This week, much of the world has been tuned in to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It’s inspiring to watch athletes in peak physical condition compete with the very best on a global stage. The discipline, commitment, and hard work that goes into just a few moments every four years is beyond… Read more »

Making Good Behaviors into Successful Habits

Posted by & filed under Accountability, increasing personal effectiveness, Personal Effectiveness.

Just as we’ve all had bad days at work, we’ve all had good days. Think of days when everything actually went according to plan, when you felt tremendously effective and efficient. Was it just the universe aligning, or did you have a substantial impact on your own success? It’s probably the latter. Choosing effective behaviors… Read more »

Do Leaders Have Special Traits?

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Successful leaders have distinct traits that inspire their teams. They carry out their leadership roles with deep conviction and an acute awareness of the issues they and their team face on a daily basis. Above all, they exercise leadership as stewards, sharing authority with their teammates and affirming that leadership is primarily about guiding and modeling behavior… Read more »

Self-Esteem: The Key to Peak Performance

Posted by & filed under Accountability, Actively Engaged Workers, increasing personal effectiveness, Leadership, Performance Management, Personal Effectiveness, Time management.

Perhaps the most important part of the role that your psychology has in determining your performance and behavior is the impact of your self-esteem in determining everything that happens to you. Self-esteem is the critical determinant of a healthy personality. When you like and respect yourself, you always perform and behave better than if you did… Read more »

Good to Great: The Measure of Exceptional Leadership

Posted by & filed under Accountability, Actively Engaged Workers, Communicating To Manage Performance, increasing personal effectiveness, Leadership.

Most people are actually somewhere between being a good leader and a bad leader, with the majority uncertain of the connection between their leadership and performance. A deeper knowledge of what good (or great) leadership is will then enable you to breakthrough and effect change in the performance of your team, organization or company like… Read more »