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How To Be Indispensable In A VUCA World

We live in a VUCA World. Volatile – Uncertain – Complex – Ambiguous Click to learn more about VUCA Being indispensable and maintaining your network are keys to success during challenging times. Focus on Value, not Job Title: Do a 10-minute inventory each month. What value am I adding? What gaps do I help fill? What problems do…

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Is FOPO holding you back?

FOPO “Our fear of other people’s opinions has become an irrational and unproductive obsession in the modern world, and its negative effects reach far beyond performance.” – Michael Gervais If you want to be your best and perform at a high level, fear of people’s opinions may be holding you back. Michael Gervais, Ph.D., is…

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Do this to get game-changing results and buy-in. (2 Min. Read)

Have a vision of what you want to achieve? The key to success is identifying and engaging stakeholders. Stakeholders are: an individual, group or organisation who may affect or be affected by or perceived itself to be affected by a decision, activity or outcome. An even shorter definition, stakeholders in projects are “the involved or the affected”. – https://www.strategyex.co.uk/ Identifying all…

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Do you have lone-wolf tendencies?

Do you like going it alone? Successful on your own merits? Disdain the networking process? No sense of urgency to waste time networking?   If you’ve avoided networking in the past because of lone-wolf tendencies, I can relate. I was a former non-joiner myself for many of the reasons Dorie Clark states in her article Build…

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Is culture eating your strategy for breakfast?

Burnout is expensive! 200 million workdays — $16.8 billion in productivity are lost due to mental health conditions each year. Cost to replace employees up to 20% of an employee’s yearly salary Employees that aren’t aligned with your culture often leave… or worse, are asked to leave. While many think of culture as the benefits…

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Less is not more when it comes to meeting frequency. – 2 Min Read

While meeting with direct reports 1:1 once a month should be considered the minimum frequency for good management, rankings are higher for those managers who meet with their employees on a daily or weekly basis. Developing leaders at every level of the organization is central to talent optimization, and giving regular performance feedback is one method…

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Thinking less can lead to a smarter answer. (2 Min Read)

Thinking less can lead to a smarter answer. Strange as it may sound, thinking less can lead to a smarter answer. Move Past Analysis Paralysis A lack of time A lack of conscious information Reduced activity in the “thinking part” of our brains Can result in better decisions, better actions, and outcomes In some instances,…

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Happiness and Productivity are clearly linked.

Rebecca Muller uncovered three non-traditional, science-backed tips that can help us truly succeed at work, without burning out. Thanking others, and being thanked Cultivating relationships with co-workers Bringing your whole self to work Economists carried out a number of experiments to test the idea that happy employees work harder. In the laboratory, they found happiness made people around 12% more…

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Is this one habit putting the skids on your success?

Perfectionism This particular habit is often highly desired for success.  In its clutches, it tightens you in a stranglehold, injects its rigidity into your bloodstream and chokes the flow of spontaneous and flexible ideas. Uncurbed, it causes you to set unrealistic goals, try too hard and over-focus on your mistakes. It blinds you from generating…

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Timeboxing

A simple time management technique. Set a fixed, maximum unit of time for an activity in advance. Complete the activity during that time. Time commitment to get started: Low Motivate Yourself & Others By Making Tasks More Manageable The timeboxing 4 steps: Tasks are items you aren’t motivated to do (tend to be overwhelming) or task you don’t want to do (find unpleasant)…

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