How to lead

Productivity Tools for Teams: My top 3

It’s time to put those well thought-out plans into action and give your team the productivity tools they need to make the coming year the most productive yet. How does the fearless leader choose productivity tools? Fearless leaders are open to trying new tools, but don’t get distracted by gimmicks. They empower their teams to find better ways to get things done. Two approaches to finding the the right productivity tool Find a tool that matches your process. You’ve already invested...

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I’m not a #generation tag!

Why do we have this need to lump everyone of a certain age into a #tag? Aren’t you tired of hearing about or being referred to as #iGen #millennial #genX #boomer #traditional or whatever the current marketing meme is for someone of your age? It’s understandable that we recognize the shared experiences and context within which we were born and raised and how those factors have help to shape our worldviews. The person born in 1996 will have experienced things differently than someone...

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Motivate Others By Knowing Yourself

How can you begin to understand what motivates your team if you don’t deeply understand what motivates you? Self-awareness takes on many forms. Your values and motivators are just one, but a very critical one. If you had to identify your one driving value (as a professional) what would it be? I’m not talking about your life values (love, family, faith, etc) I’m speaking specifically of the values that drive your professional decisions. A word of warning: don’t default to the...

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