Hold a shorter, more effective meeting by remembering the three purposes for having a meeting in the first place: to inform, to gather input or to ask for approval. Tell attendees which of those goals your meeting will achieve. Example: “First, I’d like to bring you up to speed on __. Next, I’d like to hear your thoughts on __. Finally, I’d like your approval on __.”
Read faster using this technique developed by reading expert J. Michael Bennett: rhythmic perusal. Glide your eyes over the upper half of the letters, reading each line in a single, smooth movement. The practice sharpens your concentration and allows you to increase both your speed and focus.
Try this remedy for a foul-mouthed boss: Melba Duncan, the Duncan Group, used to work for an investment banker with a gutter mouth. She made a rule: For every foul word, he had to deposit $5 in a jar. “He became more aware of how unpleasant it was and it strengthened our...(register to read more)