Monthly Archives: December 2012
Sound like a bizarre source for advice? Think about it: He spreads good will, gets his work done on time, and he’s a great judge of character. What other nuggets of wisdom could we take from Santa’s sack?Read Article
Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Computers, sat in a meeting with his people for 45 minutes without speaking – in fact he just listened. Dave Kerpen, author of Likeable Business did the same with his team – an hour long meeting without him talking at all! These are just two stories that illustrate one of the principles espoused by Kerpen to develop a likeable business – listen.
Likeable Business is in fact a series of stories – stories of how businesses and business leaders have developed their businesses to be the best in their field. Unlike so many books of a similar ilk, the vast majority of author Dave Kerpen’s stories are about positive events – how people have succeeded, not where they failed. So, it’s a very invigorating and uplifting book to read.Read More
What are the success factors for starting a new business? And are there any simple steps that every business needs to follow? Read Bob Selden’s personal story of how he found out through trial and error, just what these secrets are . . .Read More
A good hiring process is a give-and-take of information: Candidates explain why they’re right for a job, while HR managers and hiring managers detail job duties and give a sense of the organization’s culture.
Sounds pretty simple, right?Read Article
A six step process…
I well remember the first time I was “corrected” by a manager. I was a young bank clerk and had received a transaction that was incorrect, from a much more senior person (a manager) in another branch of the bank. I sent the transaction back with a note asking for it to be corrected. Next thing I hear was my own manager shouting at me from his office.Read More
We talk a lot about major pivots–but what about minor ones? Here’s how one small piece of pivotal behavior can change your company for the better.Read Article
How do you spend your time? Most of us at one time or another, use the phrase “I just haven’t got the time”. Here’s some enlightening research on where our time goes. For example, in the US, it’s estimated (Michael Fortino – efficiency expert) that the average person will spend:
- 7 years in the bathroom
- 6 years eating
- 5 years waiting in queues
- 3 years in meetings
- 2 years playing telephone tag
- 8 months opening junk mail
- 6 months sitting at red lights
In an average day you will:
- Get interrupted 73 times
- Take an hour of work home
- Read less than 5 minutes
- Talk to your spouse for 4 minutes
- Exercise less than 3 minutes
- Play with your children for 2 minutes
Wouldn’t it make our lives a little fuller if each of us changed those last stats a little?
Have a good time!
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