How to Host a Productive Generational Conversation

Nathan Magnuson

Here are some ways to make the conversation a productive one. If your organization can’t attract and retain the top talent from each generation, you’ll be at a sharp competitive disadvantage.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 7 of 7

Strategy Driven

Today’s world is one of sharp contrasts. companies more than $31 billion each year in lost productive time. Overwhelm and the resignation and panic it generates are great wastes and very effective killers of productivity and profitability.

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Improve Your Employees’ Production Levels by Changing Up the Food and Beverage Options On-Site

Strategy Driven

As the owner of a company, you’re always looking to find ways that improve the production level of your employees. So, what can you do to help your employees make food choices that will impact their productivity in a positive way?

083: How to Sleep Better for Improved Leadership, Productivity, and Innovation

Engaging Leader

Jesse recently had a stretch of several weeks where sleep problems caused him to get insufficient sleep … and the effect on his creativity, productivity, and influence was obvious. Engaging Leader™ Productivity Wellness It happened again.

112: Are You Fully Charged? 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life | with Tom Rath

Engaging Leader

When you are fully charged, you get more done, your mind is sharp and creative, you feel fully alive – and you are a better leader, parent, spouse, and friend. Engaging Leader™ ProductivityBeing an engaging leader starts with engaging your own work and life optimally.

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Five Questions Every CEO Should Ask

Great Leadership By Dan

According to John Manning , “there are Five Vital Questions you can ask to get razor-sharp clarity around your organization’s productivity. Answer these questions to get the facts and you can improve goal-setting, make more empowered decisions about your company’s strategic direction, and discover how to more effectively lead and inspire performance.” Read John’s guest post Five Questions Every CEO Should Ask over at Leadership and Management.

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BetterThan Blessings - Appreciating the Blessings

Building Personal Strength

No sharp twinge in my shoulder joint. skip to main | skip to sidebar Building Personal Strength Helping people grow stronger for the challenges of work and life.

Lean startup, lean company

Lead on Purpose

“I explained the theory of the Lean Startup, repeating my definition: an organization designed to create new products and services under conditions of extreme uncertainty.” The Lean Startup delivers a lot of great insight for leadership and product management. Here are some of the things that struck a chord with me: Success can be learned: Successful startups and great new products aren’t just luck. The question is not ‘Can this product be built?’

Make Your Knowledge Workers More Productive

Harvard Business Review

With scarcely any help from management, knowledge workers can increase their productivity by 20%. Knowledge workers own the means of production — their brains. Knowledge management Managing people Productivity

George Washington, Worthy of Praise?

Michael Lee Stallard

Mrs. Tuchman, as she liked to be called, had a sharp mind and passion for truth. Today is Presidents’ Day in the U.S., a day in which we primarily celebrate our first president, George Washington.

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Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

Lead Change Blog

Physical activity will keep them mentally sharp, meaning they will be able to work more productively. However, if an employee is comfortable working from home, you should give them a chance to show you how productive they will be. This is because they don’t have to waste time on a commute and are also more pressured to prove that they can work productively outside the workplace. This will eventually lead to higher levels of concentration and productivity.

How to Tackle U.S. Employees’ Stagnating Engagement

Chart Your Course

Sluggish growth, persistently high unemployment, and sharp spending cuts by businesses and consumers alike have taken a toll. by Susan Sorenson and Keri Garman. According to a Gallup article.

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Lessons from MasterChef Junior

Lead Change Blog

When goals are fuzzy or non-existent, energy is diffused and productivity suffers. But when goals are clearly defined, people’s focus is sharp, effort is purposefully directed, and productivity accelerates. My wife is a big fan of TV cooking shows.

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This How Leaders Boost Their Energy Throughout the Day

Lead from Within

Leadership requires a sharp focus and their careful attention, with no room for checking out. Fuel your body with fruits, vegetables, whole grains and protein, and drink lots of water to stay hydrated and sharp. Being a successful leader can be exhausting.

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Does Your Brand Pass Muster?

Lead Change Blog

That brand had become outmoded and outdated, hence the organisational change, as well as meaningless to other potential purchasers of their products and services in the broader economy. It is short, sharp, snappy and describes precisely who their clients are.

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Don?t Forget To Take Care Of Yourself

Joseph Lalonde

That’s one-third of your day gone to a “non-productive” activity. Stimulating your mind so you’re taking in new content and “stretching” your brain will keep you sharp and up-to-date on important trends and insights.

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Be Grace-Full

General Leadership

For instance, instead of responding with a glare, a sharp retort, or with icy silence when someone has frustrated, insulted or wrongly accused us, we choose instead to treat the other person better than they have chosen to treat us.

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Contextual Leadership: Why Leaders Must Adapt To Their Team

Joseph Lalonde

Yet, it also speaks volumes about Kerr’s sharp understanding of team dynamics, and his acceptance of the new-age role of a coach.

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The Ways Customers Use Products Have Changed — but Brands Haven’t Kept Up

Harvard Business Review

Provide them with a platform to participate in your products and services — as Coca-Cola managed to do with its personalized “Share a Coke” initiative — and then you have the chance to embed people directly into the narrative or fabric of your brand. Nike Plus offers consumers the opportunity to interact with the brand, even when they are not purchasing a product (via workout instructions, health tracking, etc.). Ilka & Franz/Getty Images.

Silly Putty Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Leadership doesn’t come without its set backs whether it is a change in market conditions that impact product sales, a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster, or a sudden loss of a major client. What are those “sharp blows” that have the potential to get you off track?

Think Like Amazon

Skip Prichard

Leadership Tip: Unwillingness to change is a dangerous mindset with sharp limitations. But it’s a dangerous mindset with sharp limitations. Change Your Thinking.

The 4 Behaviors Guaranteed to Destroy Relationships

Leading with Trust

You come into work, do a half-ass job all day, take long lunches, and then expect everyone to help you get the work done so you can punch out at 5:00 sharp! Photo by Lukas on

Business Management Tips to Help You Boost Profits in 2020

Strategy Driven

In the modern age of business, you need to be sharp to manage your business towards having a competitive edge. As a manager, it’s your responsibility to see these values upheld, in order for productivity to be boosted, and workers maintaining loyalty to your project and your goals.

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Leverage Your Business Pulse: The 5 Day Leadership Planner

Terry Starbucker

Friday: “ Think Ahead & Prepare “ The last day of the work week is an excellent time to look ahead – there should always be time to keep our visions sharp.

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Organizing a Sales Force by Product or Customer, and other Dilemmas

Harvard Business Review

In 2005, HP split off the printer business from the personal computer business, dissolved the Customer Solutions Group (CSG) which was a sales and marketing organization that cut across product categories, and pushed selling responsibilities down to the product business units. The choice — to build a sales organization around customers or products — has vexed every company with a diverse product portfolio.

Satisfied Employees = Satisfied Customers = Profitable Companies

Great Leadership By Dan

When it comes to understanding how to balance the need to keep a sharp eye on the bottom line and keep a workforce fully satisfied and productive, some managers and companies seem to get it while others don’t have a clue. What was once an engaged, productive, proud “associate” quickly turned into a dejected, bitter, and completely demotivated employee. Actually, one of the reasons that company is so successful is that they keep a sharp eye on costs and wastes.

First Impressions Define Your Success.

Rich Gee Group

Dress nicely and if you want to, add an element of flair to your wardrobe — a scarf, a sharp tie, a cool belt, cool shoes. I wore what they wore — sharp shirts and expensive slacks. How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home.

Increasing Your Sales In Your Business: The Best Ways To Do It

Strategy Driven

After all, the sales you make, be that in products sold or services ordered can be what your business is measured on year on year. You need to be more sharp with your content.

Is Your Leadership Based On Influence Or Authority?

Tanveer Naseer

With a complex endeavour such as leadership, it’s only natural that there be different schools of thought and perspectives on what would be the best way to lead your team and organization forward.

The Ultimate Guide to Improving Your Focus

Lead from Within

It’s so easy to lose focus, and become susceptible to being busy but not productive. Successful entrepreneurship and productive leadership require a sharp focus and high effectiveness. Focus tip: You can be even more productive by keeping your work space clean, organized, and free of clutter. Delegation is at the heart of productivity. Focus tip: You will not have razor sharp focus overnight.

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What Matters Now

Leading Blog

To innovate, you need to see your organization and the world around it as a portfolio of skills and assets than can be endlessly recombined into new products and businesses. There are only two things, I think, that can throw our habits into sharp relief: a crisis that brutally exposes our collective myopia, or a mission so compelling and preposterous that it forces us to rethink our time-worn practices. •

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Your Communication Skills Stink.

Rich Gee Group

I explain the merits of my products and services and you buy. When you communicate, you need to keep a sharp eye on the person you are communicating to. If you pare down your job or business — and take away all the extraneous stuff you do — the most important part is COMMUNICATION.

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Sharpen Your Thinking: 25 Ways to Hone Your Thinking Skills

RapidStart Leadership

Start to sharpen your thinking by setting the conditions for your thinking session to be productive. Use a notebook and sharp pencil to write what comes into your head. Leaders should be independant thinkers.

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How to Sharpen Your Digital Marketing in 2017

Strategy Driven

Everyone is doing digital marketing as a way to promote their products, services, and brands these days. To reach the right audience and the ensure maximum return on investment, your campaigns must be sharp and highly targeted.

6 Steps You Should Take Immediately as a New Manager

RapidStart Leadership

Get a notebook and a sharp pencil, and get started. Like the Lieutenant Colonel who visited me in Panama, meet with the “customers” that your team serves, whether it’s someone buying a final product, or other teams in your organization who rely on whatever it is that you produce.

Implementing An Effective eCommerce Strategy: A Guide

Strategy Driven

You will need to consider your product or service descriptions, as your online voice will play a big role in this. How do they describe their products? You’ve done your research and decided that going branching out onto the worldwide web is the best decision for your business.

Evidence-Based Recruiting: Practices to Hire the Best

Skip Prichard

You can spend all the time in the world on strategy sessions, competitive plans, innovation , and product development, but it all falls apart if you don’t have the right talent. The only question is, which of these strategies do you expect to be most productive? Hire the Best.

How to Seize Opportunity in a World of Disruption

Skip Prichard

In sharp contrast to Hurricane Katrina, the collaboration between military organizations, federal authorities, and state and local agencies during Sandy led to purposeful and decisive support to victims and infrastructure. Navigate through Change.

Making the Turn: 10 Warning Signs You aren’t Shifting from Founder to Leader

N2Growth Blog

When you started out you rightly focused on developing your unique new product, service, or solution. To reach and stay at the top of their game, every elite athlete continues to practice, keep their skills sharp, and grow their capacity to win.

How to Solve Complex Problems Fast

Skip Prichard

Good execution requires a “Sharp focus and commitment to a few clearly identified goals.” They are: Sharp focus and commitment to a few clearly identified goals. Simplicity in the Age of Complexity.

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Front Line Leadership: The Keys To Managing Millenials, Part 1

Terry Starbucker

Like the generations preceding them, Millennials are products of the major events and technologies that became widespread during their formative years. This is in sharp contrast to those of a generation ago- teacher, banking/finance and medicine.

Investing and the Irrational Mind

CEO Blog

It was a very inefficient way to run since the pollen killed my productivity for the day. Early on, he quotes Baruch: " Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. I ran the Elizabeth T. McNamee Memorial 5K today. I was over a minute slower than last week coming in at 23:13. Still put me close to the top 10% at 89th out of 830 runners. I need to carefully plan my outdoors time these days.

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Gipsie Ranney

Deming Institute

While there, she co-founded of the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Productivity through Quality, and she developed and conducted numerous seminars on quality improvement. She had a sharp mind and sharp wit; reminiscent of Dr. Deming in many ways.