15 Nov, 2017

The 15 golden rules of constructive feedback

By | 2017-11-16T20:29:31+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Feedback, Leadership, Management, Management Effectiveness|0 Comments

When it comes to developing people, feedback is an obligation, not an option. Yet far too many managers act as though feedback is optional. Unfortunately, few of us (if any) learn skills on our own. We need coaching, direction and opportunities to try, fail and try again. We also need positive reinforcement to keep us focused and motivated. And sometimes, we need someone to tell us where we are going wrong. Here are 15 critical strategies to guide you in offering constructive feedback.

15 Oct, 2017

Want more time for your top priorities? 6 compelling reasons to make routine your routine

By | 2017-10-17T14:07:07+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Leadership, Management Effectiveness, Personal Productivity, Schedule Management, Time Management|2 Comments

We here at Clear Concept are fascinated with how uber successful people fit so much into their days. Interestingly, people like Mozart, Jobs, Tesla, Oprah and Messi share one common theme: a routine built around their top priorities. Here, we share 6 compelling reasons to make routine your routine,

15 Oct, 2017

Is your clutter someone else’s treasure?

By | 2017-10-16T14:32:06+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Home Productivity, Personal Productivity, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Research shows the amount of stuff in a home is directly correlated to several negative consequences, including how and what we eat, and our stress levels. Purging is a highly effective way to simplify our busy lives but what if we simply don’t know what to do with it all? The Clear Concept Team has compiled this list to help you identify new homes for your previously loved items. Read on to learn more.

26 Sep, 2017

What’s your Master Plan?

By | 2017-10-02T18:22:58+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Management Effectiveness, Schedule Management, Time Management|0 Comments

We face an abundance of choice in life which is truly amazing. But if you’re anything like me, you sometimes find yourself a tad over-committed – at both work and home. Here, I share how I manage overload while still pursuing the things I love. And it all comes down to our Master Plan...

14 Sep, 2017

Productivity at Work and Home: Strategies to help busy people thrive

By | 2017-09-18T17:53:00+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Home Productivity|0 Comments

Our work and home lives are closely intertwined. A productive home has positive spill-over effects for work and vice-versa. Therefore, we want to adopt productivity tips at both work and home. The following ten tips will help you leverage all the productivity benefits at both work and home.

3 Sep, 2017

No time for learning? Think again

By | 2017-09-04T23:27:11+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Information Management, Management Effectiveness, Personal Productivity, Schedule Management, Time Management|0 Comments

Top performers all share a love of learning - and a commitment to learning every single day. Clearly, investing in learning is a great opportunity to elevate your game. But if your bookshelves are overloaded and you've signed up for countless blogs and filed even more links and videos in a "later" folder, how do you find the space (on your shelves and in your mind) to make this investment for yourself? Read on to find out how successful people, like you, make learning a priority.

12 Aug, 2017

This one simple thing makes a huge impact for savvy leaders

By | 2017-08-14T19:33:55+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Leadership, Management Effectiveness, Personal Productivity|0 Comments

Offering our recognition to those we appreciate has traditionally been reserved for annual occasions, like during a performance review or turkey dinner. Thankfully (pun intended), the surge of research on gratitude has prompted savvy leaders to show their appreciation more often.

11 Aug, 2017

Why you should take a vacation from your email (no matter what time of year)

By | 2017-08-15T17:52:01+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Information Management, Leadership, Management Effectiveness, Personal Productivity|0 Comments

These days, we practically carry the office around with us in our pocket. Smartphones create a digital tether that is hard to sever, even during a precious vacation. But just because we can check email while we're away doesn’t mean we should. A break is so much more valuable. If you have a vacation coming up, here's why you should take time off from your email too – no matter what time of year.

17 Jul, 2017

18 quotes that will make you a better leader

By | 2017-07-24T13:34:15+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Leadership, Management, Management Effectiveness|0 Comments

It’s amazing how a handful of words, when read or heard at just the right time, can resonate so deeply with us. We asked the Clear Concept team for their favourite leadership quotes and why they speak to us. Here are our favourites.

12 Jul, 2017

Need a reason to leave your desk at lunch? Here are 5

By | 2017-07-13T14:05:49+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Management Effectiveness, Personal Productivity, Schedule Management, Time Management|0 Comments

We know the benefits of leaving our offices and getting out for lunch but far too many of us continue to chain ourselves to our desks. Here are five good reasons why you owe it to yourself – and your productivity - to make time for that much needed break.