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Two-thirds of senior managers can’t name their firms’ top priorities and more than 80% of small business owners don’t keep track of business goals.
So the problem is that while comp...
Once you’ve written down a company or a team goal, two questions arise. Who is responsible for the goal (accountability), and h...
Track your progress towards said goal week by week. This is called continuous performance review.
Weekly status meetings are used in most companies. But you have to ...
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We can't waste valuable energy on mindless activities while putting off what matters most for later.
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Being overwhelmed may be the new normal, but taking on too many responsibilities may be watering down our overall impact.
Bring back your focus to what matters most. Work on the projects that are the real game-changers. Delegate the discretionary work and eliminate unnecessary meetings.
Running a thriving business means understanding how to organize your work by importance and knowing when to delegate.
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To take smart risks, you need to get comfortable with being a little uncomfortable.
Leaders that learn to embrace choices outside their comfort zones are able to push the envelope in w...
Every time you take a risk in your business, you face the possibility of failure.
Improv, a theatrical exercise where you improvise a scene with a group of people, essentially mirrors that experience. You have to get used to change fast.
If you work behind a closed door, this will be a great exercise for stepping outside your safety zone.
You might have a less productive week, but seeing your workplace from a different perspective will foster an open mind and encourage collaboration.
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1:1 meetings matter. It is important to nurture that essential employee-manager relationship. But it still not easy to get right.
Under pressures, managers are still juggl...
The goal of an effective 1:1 is not an update from your direct report or for you to lay down some instructions. It's a conversation. It's a chance to hear about your direct reports' ideas for your product, their career goals, and possibly their opinion of their performance.
Keep a list of three potential topics ready for discussion. When they say they have nothing to discuss, you can jumpstart the conversation with one of your items.
Your most precious resource is your own time and energy. When you spend it on your team, it helps build healthy relationships.
Your job as a manager isn't to give advice or 'save the day.'' It's to empower your reports to find the answer themselves. If you want to understand what's going on, ask. Let her lead the conversation while you listen and probe.
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