Why You Must Establish a Effective Organization System

Have you ever wasted countless minutes trying to locate your car keys? If you have ever misplaced anything important, you know how frustrating it can be. And if you’re honest, 95% of the time, it was your fault: you could have prevented this had you been more careful, as in more organized. Growing up, I…

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The Two Dimensions of Time Management

Becoming proficient at managing your time is vital to your achieving great results. Time levels the playing the field for all; we all have the same 24 hours in a day. To a great extent, how each of us chooses to use those hours determines each of our results. Understanding the two basic dimensions of…

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The 4 Building Blocks Of a Positive Attitude

A positive attitude is attractive. People may not remember a lot of what you said, but they’ll remember your attitude. If you have a pleasant attitude, they’ll keep a good memory of you. Conversely, if your attitude stinks, they’ll remember that smell and seek to avoid it. Cultivating a positive attitude is win-win: it’s a…

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Why You Must Let Go of the Entitlement Mindset

Get this. The world owes you nothing. You’re not entitled to anything. Chances are no one will hand your goals and dreams on a silver platter. If you want something, you must go for it. You must chase it relentlessly. The entitlement mindset is the belief that others owe you and are responsible for you.…

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Why You Must Form New Habits Fast

The world is in constant evolution and moving fast. It does not seem that long ago we were still sending personal letters through the mail, using pay phones, walking to the video store to rent a movie, had no concept of social media, the Internet, and even—for the older ones among us—of computers. The world…

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How to Excel in Your Chosen Field – Part 2

If you’re going to do something, especially as a career, you might as well do it well: with excellence. To excel in your chosen field, you need skill. This was the topic of my previous post. Without skill, you can’t excel. This demands that you diligently work at honing your skills and that you apply…

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How to Excel in Your Chosen Field – Part 1

If you observe closely people who excel in their field, you’ll notice similarities. At the core, they show two characteristics that explain their stellar performance. And these are the two characteristics I cover in this two-part series. The first characteristic people who excel in their field have is “skill”. Obviously, people who excel in their…

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How to Deal With Challenging Team Members – Part 3

When dealing with challenging team members, you must first attempt to identify the root cause of the issue. Each situation is unique, and your strategy to deal with the issue will need to fit your unique situation. However, there are basic strategies you must know to deal with challenging team members effectively. In this 3-part…

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How to Deal With Challenging Team Members – Part 2

As a leader, you must lead various team members, most of whom do just fine, most of the time. They perform their work on time, meet your standards of excellence, and get along with other members of the team. However, sometimes, you have to deal with challenging team members. And how you deal with these…

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How to Deal With Challenging Team Members – Part 1

As you manage your team, you sometimes have to deal with challenging team members. One type of challenging team member is the nonperforming team member. This team member fails to “deliver the goods”. They’re expected to do a job and produce results, but they’re not. You must address their mediocre performance. When dealing with a…

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