It’s never about the role—it’s always about the goal Leadership is the difference between success and failure—both personal and professional. However, it’s not about having a title or designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration. The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. Be ruled by the hope of [...]
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A team isn’t a group of people who work together, it’s a group of people who trust each other. Have you ever managed people who didn't trust one another? If you have, then you'll know how challenging and draining that can be. A team without trust isn't really a team: it's just a group of [...]
Problems are nothing but wake-up calls for creativity Welcome to the world of problems. This is where we all live. We all have some sort of problem to think through every day of our lives. Unfortunately, few of us have an effective system to solve problems. For example, are you still trying to solve the [...]
For a successful day tomorrow, start tonight! Set a very clear intention of how your day will go the next morning. That way, when you wake up, you already know where to start! Visualizing this intention and writing it down into your PlanPlus Online task list and calendar can make it happen more automatically in the [...]
Life is about choices Whenever you’re faced with a difficult decision, your most obvious concern is accuracy. Make the “right” decision and things will be better, the “wrong” decision—things get worse. In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing. But [...]
Start from wherever you are, and with whatever you’ve got Having an organized life is being in control. It isn’t about getting rid of everything you own or trying to become a different person. It’s about living the way you want to live—only better. It's easy to think about getting organized, but sometimes it's hard [...]
PlanPlus Online is proud to announce the following for release version 2.25.0 on February 27, 2019. Product Feature Enhancements Added Goal Reports to weekly planning You can run reports on how you and your team are progressing on public goals. Private goals will not show up in these reports. You can select Goals due this [...]
PlanPlus Online is proud to announce the following for release version 2.25.0 on February 15, 2019. Product Feature Enhancements In the “Find My Why” tool, we added the ability to save your progress partway through the builder in order to return to finish it later. Take your time and create a why statement that really [...]
How to transform your meetings Meetings are either the most effective way of unleashing creative energy, or the most frustrating, time-wasting experience ever inflicted upon someone. In fact, more than 11 million business meetings will take place in the US today—if you’re attending or conducting one of them, here’s some ideas on how to make [...]
You’re always being told that the best way to achieve what you what in life—lose weight and get into shape, learn a new skill, spending more time with family—is to set specific, actionable goals. It’s true: goals are essential, but there’s another force you need to become aware of: the power of habits. It’s important [...]
Conflict happens, whether we want it to or not When you boil it down, conflict is just when one person’s desires are different from the other person. However, the emotions that conflict evokes can often make situations seem explosive. Most of us have a strong, gut-level reaction to conflict, including fear, avoidance, excitement, or dread. [...]
Everyday interruptions at work can be a key barrier to managing your time effectively and, ultimately, can be a barrier to your success. Because your day only has so many hours in it, a handful of small interruptions can rob you of the time you need to achieve your goals and be successful in your [...]