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Quote of the Day: My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style

Each day is an opportunity to thrive while you are at work and not just to survive the challenges faced. Such difficulties represent opportunities that can be met and overcome...

Tip 6 for Being a Better Leader: Finding Mentors

All leaders have something to improve and can do so by working on the tips outlined in this series on ‘being a better leader,’ including this, our 6th tip to find mentors.  A...

Quote of the Day: “If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.”

Some days at work can be like the weather in New England, ranging from bright to gloomy and rather unpleasant. For days of the latter variety just remember what the great Mark...

Tip 5 for Being a Better Leader: Know and Communicate Expectations

Leaders are responsible for establishing and maintaining the conditions for the success of their team and this includes making their requirements and expectations are...

Quote of the Day: The perfect is the enemy of good

It is easy to get stuck trying to deliver a 'perfect' product, but often being really good at your job requires delivering the 'right' product instead. The right product has...

Quote of the Day: Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so

The first step toward improvement is believing that improvement is possible. Optimism of this kind can help us progress in our professional lives and better the environment in...

Tip 4 for Being a Better Leader: Chair Productive Meetings

The next tip for being a better leader is to keep meetings productive. Team meetings are a great place to brainstorm and ensure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to...

Quote of the Day: You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take

When you take a shot at something new at work there is always the chance that you'll miss the mark, but as the hockey great, Wayne Gretzky, reflects:   You miss 100 percent of...

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Tip 6 for Being a Better Leader: Finding Mentors

All leaders have something to improve and can do so by working on the tips outlined in this series on ‘being a better leader,’ including this, our 6th tip to find mentors.  A mentor is simply someone that you trust to advise you in an area that they have experience....

Tip 5 for Being a Better Leader: Know and Communicate Expectations

Leaders are responsible for establishing and maintaining the conditions for the success of their team and this includes making their requirements and expectations are understood.  If you are uncertain of what approach to the job you require of your team, how are they...

Quote of the Day: The perfect is the enemy of good

It is easy to get stuck trying to deliver a 'perfect' product, but often being really good at your job requires delivering the 'right' product instead. The right product has quality and meets the limitations of time, cost and desired product scope. In project...

Tip 4 for Being a Better Leader: Chair Productive Meetings

The next tip for being a better leader is to keep meetings productive. Team meetings are a great place to brainstorm and ensure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to project changes and developments. However, unnecessary or unnecessarily long meetings can...

Quote of the Day: You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take

When you take a shot at something new at work there is always the chance that you'll miss the mark, but as the hockey great, Wayne Gretzky, reflects:   You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.   - Wayne Gretzky - Quote Source: BrainyQuote. Image retrieved...

Tip 3 for Being a Better Leader: Communicate Effectively

Communication skills are critical for a good leader. Being able to communicate directives and ideas effectively ensures that work can proceed as intended right from the get-go. It is equally important that a leader can listen effectively and respond to concerns and...

Tip 2 for Being a Better Leader: Share the Spotlight

A good leader has the respect and appreciation of his team. One method for gaining such esteem is to show humility and share credit. If there is the opportunity to laud the accomplishments of a worker before their peers or clients do so.  This is our second tip for...

Quote of the Day: Done is better than perfect

Perfection and deadlines met are not always possible to have together.  While it is good to strive for perfection time constraints often require we settle for 'practically perfect' or simply a job well done. Know the time you have before starting a task and plan...

Tip 1 for Being a Better Leader: Lead by Example

A good leader will try to improve their effectiveness and that is the focus of our next 10 tip series. Expanding on the Leadership recommendations of Carly Okyle, we’ll be looking at ways of an effective leader.   The first of these is to lead by example. Okyle finds...

Quote of the Day: By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail

The use of 'down-time' at work to prepare for likely and unlikely situations can help prevent failures and really set you apart from others with similar skillsets. Good preparations make the expected run smoothly and the unexpected manageable.  As Benjamin Franklin...

Tip 10 for Respect, Productivity & Notice at Work: Prep for Tomorrow

The final tip for increasing your respect, productivity and notice at work is to prepare yourself for the next day by creating an ‘Outstanding List’ (OS) or ‘To Do List’ for the next day. This tip works well in conjunction with the previous tip to spend some time at...

Quote of the Day: None of us is as smart as all of us

However bright you are, your knowledge in addition to that of a team is greater. When you have access to additional perspectives on a project at work, use them because, as Kenneth H. Blanchard observes:   None of us is as smart as all of us.    - Kenneth H. Blanchard...

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