20 09, 2017

Create a culture of Assertive Respectful communication

Effective communication is the real work of leadership—and a skill you can learn. Learning how to engage Assertive Respectful communication will improve every aspect of your life. Do you have any processes that aren’t yielding the results you were hoping for? Most of us do, right? S0, what do you do about it? Is it [...]

19 09, 2017

If it wasn’t for deadlines, nothing would get done

Deadlines can help you increase your overall productivity. In the comic series “Calvin and Hobbes” by Bill Watterson, Calvin once says “You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet, you have to be in the right mood.” When asked what this magic mood is that facilitates creativity he replies “last minute panic!” Now to [...]

12 09, 2017

Clear the clutter

Some of the most popular shows on TV are cooking shows. Have you ever watched a real chef prepare a meal? A big part of a chef’s success is because they’re extremely organized. In the kitchen—and even out of the kitchen—chefs have a place for everything. In fact, they’re trained to organize their work space [...]

6 09, 2017

What’s a Process Culture, why you need it, how to get it

What happens when everyday, every employee’s behavior, attitude, and practices bring you closer to your strategic objectives? Then you have a “Process Culture.” Here are the 5 ways you can develop your Process Culture. What's a Process Culture? If you’ve ever had a Big Mac at McDonald's, you’ve probably noticed it tastes the same whether [...]

5 09, 2017

How to discover your priorities

You always have time for the things you put first--but how do you know which things to put first? You need to discover your priorities.  Have you ever gotten to the end of the day and wondered, “Where did all the time go?” I know I have! When people say that they don’t have enough [...]

30 08, 2017

4 Key Steps to Change Management

Good business process management involves ensuring that the good idea behind a change initiative or improvement is translated to employees, and their work, once the change is in place. Let’s try an experiment: Pick up a pen or pencil with your dominant hand—for example, if you’re right-handed, use your right hand. For the next 10 [...]

23 08, 2017

How to create concise and clear process instructions

Creating a Culture of Productivity with Business Process Management Concise and clear process instructions are essential to success--whether you’re putting together furniture or running a business. Here’s how to improve your process instructions:

8 08, 2017

Ideas to help your kids gain more personal productivity during the countdown to school

During these last weeks of summer, consider how you’d like to take advantage of the upcoming opportunity for change to learn personal productivity skills. Getting ready for back to school A new school year is the perfect time to pause, reconsider, and set up new routines. For parents, any shift in the family schedule is [...]