Category Archives for Business Excellence

6 Tips to Design Meetings Your Team Will Want to Attend

What is a quality experience in a meeting? I define it as when employees leave feeling more connected, valued, and fulfilled. Of course, you should still be focused on achieving the meeting outcomes, but thoughtful meetings and productive ones don’t have to be at odds.

There’s a lot of advice out there about how to make meetings more efficient and productive. And while it’s true that leading focused, deliberate conversations is critical to organizational performance, meetings aren’t just about delivering results. There’s another outcome that leaders should be paying more attention to: creating a quality experience for each participant.

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8 Useful Tips to Manage Your Email Effectively

Have you ever pictured the way your email inbox looks before you open it and heard a voice in your head saying, Oh No, how am I going to find that specific email now?. Do I even have time to look for it?

If you have, read through, but first know that you are not alone. Whether you are an employee, a manager or a self-employed person, there is no shortage of time wasters in your day. Email could easily be one of them when not managed properly. The following 8 tips will come in handy if you are wishing to get a good handle on your email.

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Networking

6 Common Networking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When it comes to networking, you always want to make sure you do it right so you can grow your business. However, knowing what to do is one thing; knowing what not to do is something else entirely.

You might think you’re doing everything right, but if you find you’re not making the connections you expected, then perhaps you have fallen into some of the network traps out there and didn’t even realize you had.

Here are some common networking mistakes and how you can avoid making them in the future.

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CEOs, Evaluate Your Open Door Policy with These 5 Questions

If you are in an influential position, you have probably said words to the effect of “My door is always open.” You likely meant this declaration very genuinely. You might well feel that you are a pretty approachable sort of person and that others feel comfortable coming to you with their issues and their ideas.

This may be true, but it probably isn’t. This is an interesting article from HR Review that addresses this topic from a unique angle.

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How to Keep Your Team Focused and Productive During Uncertain Times

Uncertainty is uncomfortable for everyone. Whether it’s political turmoil or a reorganization at your company, employees who are concerned about their future are likely to be distracted and unproductive. What should a manager do? How can you keep people focused while also helping them cope with the feelings that change and ambiguity bring up?

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3 Keys for Employee Motivation

Think back to your first day on the job. If you’re like most people, you felt excited and were eager to get down to work. But, based on the results of field research I recently conducted, I am willing to guess that just a few months later that excitement dissipated and you began to feel dissatisfaction, even boredom, with some aspects of your job. You’ve probably witnessed a similar trend among the employees you’ve hired and managed as well.

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