Saturday, August 17, 2019

Think within the Eisenhower box for better task management

Most employees, if reports are to be believed, waste 21.8hours of their work week. Dwight D. Eisenhower wasn’t one of them. As the 34thPresident...

Five steps to becoming an accountable professional

This is a story of four employees – Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. An important job had to be done. Everybody was sure that...

Five winning traits of accountable people

We know that accountability is about being responsible for our actions and behaviors. In the workplace, though, accountability takes on added layers, as employees...

Want to become a better manager? These lessons from the coach’s...

Top-performing employees are often likened to star athletes, and teams at work have adapted most of their activities, processes, and styles from teams at...

The first rule of negotiation: You’re more likely to win if...

Nobody likes to lose. Yet, if we consider the art of the making deals, negotiating a win-win is the best way to ensure a...

How to improve your curiosity quotient at work

As a youngster, were you known to have asked ‘too many questions’? Well, it’s time to thank your innate curiosity! In an age where...

Three questions to help you salvage the gems from a dying...

The eponymous bubble wrap began as an attempt to create textured wallpaper. Post-Its were created when a chemist produced less-than-effective glue. Wheaties was born...

Decoding myths about mindfulness.

Recent studies have found that mindfulness benefits everyone, from emergency room nurses to law students waiting for their bar exam results, and even pregnant women....

Leaving on a good note: notes for a positive exit experience

The decision to leave an organization is a momentous one for most employees, but Gallup’s findings suggest that less than half of the exiting...

Which kind of break are you taking?

We’ve written quite a bit about the impact breaks have on our work. Be it 10 minutes or 10 days, stepping away from work...

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Why do we make ineffective decisions?

We make about 2000 decisions every waking hour! Surprised? Think about it and you’ll realize that pretty much everything is a matter of choice....

Had an anger outburst? Here’s how to make repairs.

As much as we want to remain calm, consistent, and focused at work, it is not easy. We are all humans who react to...

Two daily rituals for better productivity and performance

In 2018, leadership coach and performance expert Robin Sharma published a book titled, ‘The 5AM Club’ based on his own experience with private clients....

Why are we addicted to emails?

Recent studies show that office workers spend almost a third of their total workday reading and responding to messages. Yet, only about 10% of...

Build familiarity and safety to build stronger teams     

Most organizations host team-building events now and then. Karaoke sessions, paint-ball outings, outdoor games, etc. are the norm. While these activities are fun, do...