In an era of Casual Fridays and work-from-home colleagues, how can you maintain effective office communication in a changing business climate?
We’ll steer you through changes in business etiquette, and help you successfully navigate through the new realities of workplace conflict and office politics.
Determine who the real contributors are by asking individual team members for their confidential views
A survey for a forthcoming book, Business at the Speed of Molasses,
found that people feel more motivation, energy and enthusiasm if they
think their employer’s core values are “crucial and part of everything
we do.” Here are 9 questions to test the strength of your team’s belief in your organization’s core values:
Realize more of your ambitions by attacking them with this conviction:
Check your listening skills by … having your hearing tested.
Help your people understand the complexities of an issue
Stay focused on key initiatives by identifying between three and five battles that are critical to your success right now.
You don’t have to follow a “normal” path to career success. Few truly successful people do. Take Miriam Rothschild, world expert on fleas, who grew up with no
formal education in a Doctor Doolittle environment created by her
father, banker Charles Rothschild.
Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs gave a masterful commencement
speech at Stanford University in 2005 that’s been winging around the
Internet. Here are the highlights from Jobs’ three stories:
It’s natural to make excuses when something goes wrong. But excuses are
addictive. Watch for these warning signs that you’re over-excusing:
Don’t worry that changing your mind will make you look weak … especially if you change your mind in light of new evidence.