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How Can Your Business Benefit from the Lean Process?

Competitive advantage has taken a new meaning in businesses today. Most of the business leaders try to focus more on the outcome rather than the approach. They believe in adding a ‘wow’ factor to their products to win over customers without considering the approach necessary to achieve that. This might result in a big-time failure. In this article at the Tech Republic, Alison DeNisco Rayome explains the insights shared by Chris Howard, CIO of Slingshot …

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Why Leaders Are Focusing on Attention Management

Leaders always equate employee productivity with time. However, time cannot be held back, nor can it be rewound once those minutes pass. So, leaders nowadays are focusing on attention management. Dr. Rick Goodman shares this new concept with you on his blog, Dr. Rick Goodman’s Blog. What Is Attention Management and How Different Is It from Time Management? Attention management is making sure that you are giving attention to the critical tasks rather than spending …

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10 Ways Leaders Can Reduce Employee Attrition

Senior leaders of an MNC shared their worries about employee attrition to Julie Winkle Giulioni, the co-founder and principal of DesignArounds, in her recent session. They informed that the current talent pool demands to get opportunities to scale up and receive satisfactory salaries and perks. Their expectations are more than what organizations worldwide are ready for. In this article at Business 2 Community, Giulioni suggests leaders how to come out of that situation. Find Out …

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It’s Time for Some Female Leadership

More women are pursuing STEM subjects now than ever. However, World Economic Forum (WEF) informs that women have to wait five more generations to get equal opportunities in the workplace if you are to consider the current speed of reformation. In this article at strategy+business, Carol Stubbings opines women can earn their rightful place at work earlier than predicted. Figuring Out the Missing Links Besides being a mother of three children, Stubbings is also a …

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Top 2018 Trends in Adaptive Leadership

Today’s leaders are expected to be highly proficient in technical skills along with a learning attitude so that they could respond well to abrupt changes. In this article at Strategy Execution, Nadine Rochester provides you top ten trends in adaptive leadership to thrive in today’s market. The 10 Workarounds Collaboration with other market leaders, stakeholder management, and information exchange are becoming more vital as political and economic values are rapidly changing the face of businesses …

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Before You Set New Goals, Think about What You Will Stop Doing

Deciding to accomplish something new with your life when your current schedule is already booked solid is impossible. This is a major reason why goals are never achieved—the person just never cleared out enough time to really dedicate to pursuing the goal. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Elizabeth Grace Saunders shares some advice to streamline your time to ensure there is room to achieve goals. New Goals versus Old Problems Her first tip …

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How to Stay Focused When Assigned to Multiple Projects at Once

In theory, if you involve a person with specialized expertise in multiple projects, that person can “share the love” and sprinkle some genius across all of them. And that is true, but a lot of risks and friction come with that task-switching. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Heidi K. Gardner and Mark Mortensen describe how you can more safely and effectively manage your time across projects. Focus in Chunks First, you should prioritize …

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The Paradox of Workplace Productivity

Can a company have productive employees and still be failing in their overall productivity? In an article for Harvard Business Review, Ryan Fuller explains how there are different types of productivity that mangers need to begin to recognize. One Hand Does Not Wash the Other Fuller states that productivity is “the amount of value produced divided by the amount of cost (or time) required to do so.” This formula is deceivingly simple in structure, but …

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10 Surprising Insights about How Your Brain Works (that Improve Productivity)

The human mind is a highly complex but extremely fascinating thing. In an article for Fast Company, Belle Beth Cooper explores several different facts about mental functions. These are tips you can take with you to work more productively in every aspect of life. There are 10 interesting facts about how the brain works: When you are tired, creative work is better. Stress changes the brain. You cannot multitask. Nap time is a good time. …

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5 Lesser-Known Tricks to Make Your Meetings More Productive

The office life is rampant with dull meetings and uninspired lectures. Although the material itself may be important for the audience to retain, it is presented in a fashion that is more likely to inspire a nap than hard work. In an article for Project Smart, Brad Egeland shares five tricks of the trade to keep those attendees awake and focused on the important information at hand: Say no to whiteboards. Avoid those morning and …

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