Tag: Efficient

From the Jungle Book to the Corporate Jungle

Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book (and Nobel Laureate) also wrote poetry – must have been my inadvertent inspiration. I keep six honest serving-men, They taught me all I knew; Their names are What and Why and When And

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The Taxman Cometh looking for Small Business Owners – CRM to the rescue

Insightful article in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal (5/17-18, 2014) entitled Skirting the Investment Tax, by Arden Dale.  New this year is a 3.8% investment tax on profits if business owners can’t document they are playing an “active role” in running their

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You want me to do What ?

What are you doing? What are you asking me to do? What exactly has to happen? Here we have another powerful word with what. As so often is the case, the more you specify, the better. Clarifying expectations and requirements

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Three Ways to be More Productive at Work and at Home

Many of us strive to be more productive, but what does productivity really look like? Does it mean accomplishing everything on your to do list? Does it mean responding to all your e-mails? The definition of productivity is a measure

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Making Time to get Productive

Don’t have time to get organized and become more productive? This is the real crux of most managers day to day challenges.  Too much work to do, not enough time in the day to get it all done and no

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When – timing matters

Thomas Edison declared, “Vision without execution is hallucination.”  When something needs to happen tends to be very tactical, yet it holds a potent influence on success. The funny thing about when something needs to happen is that different deadlines for

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Who … you gonna call?

Right now, I’m thinking about “who.” You can come at “who” from a couple angles.  I’m going to focus on the person or people involved in carrying out an initiative. Consider everything a project – launching a new gadget into

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Crisis Management – are you ready?

Something happens at work where you as a manager need to get a hold of information for a co-worker or something happens to your business or product line.  Where do you turn?  This is one of those times when the

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We’re Social Animals at Heart

As Harvey Fierstein so famously quoted in “Tootsie”,  “I just want to be loved”. This also applies to our business relationships. Let me explain.  Business networking is an exercise in a new form of social courting. Back in the day,

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How, do you ask Why?

I recently stressed the importance and power of asking “why.” So true. However, at times the issue is how we ask why. Think about how your audience is going to interpret your intentions. Are you working to deeply understand so

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