Management

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3 Balls Approach to Prioritizing

By |November 4th, 2010|

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While I naturally want […]

Why can’t we get this prioritizing thing right?

By |November 4th, 2010|

People talk about prioritizing a lot.  And there is no doubt why.  The word offers such promise for a calm and stress-free work day. 

However, with […]

A BIG Impact Fast

By |September 7th, 2010|

5 tips for making rapid progress in a new role
Getting off to a quick start in a new role is critical. Everyone wants to make […]

Injecting Creativity into All Projects

By |September 7th, 2010|

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Albert Einstein

You’ve just been promoted to the role of project leader – only […]

Creativity is the New Black

By |July 12th, 2010|

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“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
Steve Jobs, Apple Computer

You might be wondering what creativity has […]

How to Leverage Your Assistant Effectively

By |April 13th, 2010|

Many moons ago, when I was learning how to drive, my driving instructor kept telling me to “look 12 seconds down the road.” As tedious […]

Overcoming Inertia

By |March 9th, 2010|

Inertia is a basic physical principle based on the fact that things tend to preserve their present state – whether that is resting or moving.

Many […]

The Proactive Manager

By |February 25th, 2010|

Are you a Proactive Manager?

Easier said than done …
Being ‘proactive’ all the time is a tough gig. Managers get pulled at from so many different directions. On […]

The Bottleneck Effect

By |May 13th, 2009|

Have you ever stopped to think about whether you are a bottleneck?  Bottlenecks (or constraints) can be huge barriers to productivity.
 
Manufacturing companies that eliminate their […]

It’s All About the Systems

By |April 15th, 2009|

Years ago when I was a management consultant and struggling to stay on top of an overwhelming workload, a wise woman said to me: “Ann, […]