Management Effectiveness

7 signs you won the mentor lottery

By | 2018-05-24T16:13:49+00:00 May 8th, 2018|High-performance, Leadership, Management, Management Effectiveness, mentoring, workplace culture|

Formal mentoring programs are becoming more prolific in the corporate world. Theoretically, this is a strategic way to accelerate skill development. But as we all know, theory doesn’t always translate into results. Some mentors are frankly better than others. As a result, certain lucky employees are blessed with having won the equivalent of the mentor lottery. Their mentor is a unique blend of a champion, challenger and collaborator. How do you know if you are one of the lucky few with one of those infamous mentors? It’s relatively straightforward to determine – ideally, your mentor does most (better yet, all) of these seven things. Read on to learn more.

What’s your score? Why you need a personal scorecard

By | 2018-04-10T00:39:08+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Goals, High-performance, Leadership, Management, Management Effectiveness, Personal Productivity|

I’ve learned the important things in life and at work are far too important to leave up to chance. Sounds obvious but in truth, this is what many of us are doing when we set goals and don’t regularly review them. Reviewing our goals is how we maintain focus, momentum and stay true to our key priorities. Yet the busier we get, many of us tend to bump this important but non-urgent task. Now, I’ve got a one-page personal scorecard to keep me and my goals on track. Are you ready to create your own personal scorecard? Read on to learn more.

4 key strategies to boost your resiliency

By | 2018-02-14T16:15:14+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Leadership, Management Effectiveness, Resilience|

We all face challenges in life. But what happens after a setback is where we see people take distinctly different approaches. Experts refer to the ability to bounce back as resiliency – and it is considered to be a bigger predictor of success than education or intelligence. What differentiates resilient people? They aren’t necessarily smarter or harder working than their less resilient counterparts. However, they do rely on four key strategies - and the good news is those strategies are within reach of all of us.

How to Cultivate Positive Workplace Culture Through Employee Engagement

By | 2018-01-10T15:10:31+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Guest Posts, Management, Management Effectiveness, workplace culture|

Today’s businesses strive to create great workplace cultures to motivate staff and drive higher performance. Before they can do this, however, they need to understand what workplace culture means and how they can engage their people. Our guest contributor, Rae Steinbach, shares how organizations can motivate to succeed.

6 pillars to master a leader mindset

By | 2018-01-10T15:45:41+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Leadership, Management, Management Effectiveness|

We are all capable of making an outstanding impact and we deserve to be energized by uplifting leaders. But with statistics showing only 30% of the workforce is fully engaged, the world clearly needs more dynamic leaders. Mastering a leader mindset is accessible to all of us. The answer lies in these six skills we can all embrace.

The 15 golden rules of constructive feedback

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

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.

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|

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,

What’s your Master Plan?

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

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...

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|

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.

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|

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.