Management Effectiveness

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.

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|

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.

18 quotes that will make you a better leader

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

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.

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|

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.

7 ways to get out of the office earlier on sunny days

By | 2017-07-13T14:11:39+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Management, Management Effectiveness, Personal Productivity, Schedule Management, Time Management|

Summer means longer days but for most of us, that doesn’t mean we want to spend more time at the office. Here are our tips for making the most of your day at work, so you can get out sooner and soak up more of our precious summer.

What is an ideal group size?

By | 2017-07-13T14:15:10+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Leadership, Management, Management Effectiveness|

Deciding on the magic number of participants for a seminar, meeting or team can be a bit of a mystery. Of course, the ideal number depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Here, we share our recommendations to help you achieve the best results.