Ask Bob, The Effectiveness Coach®

Some Inspiration to Help Deal with the Challenges of the Day

Introducing  a “Tremendous” person Most of the planet is still under some level of “lockdown.” People are unable to move about because of political mandates and fear of what might happen when they leave their homes. This edition of “The Effectiveness Coach Presents” begins a series about some extraordinary people who touched my life in […]

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The Solution to the Biggest Challenge Most Enterprises are Facing

Getting More Business is the Common Denominator Most Everyone is Facing Imagine, if I handed you a “magic wand” that you could wave over your biggest challenge. As a business owner, entrepreneur, or executive of a knowledge-based enterprise, what would you want it to do for you? I suspect you would probably say something like, […]

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Everything that Matters in Business Is Exponential

The 80/20 Principle Applied to Sales and Marketing AND Everything Else Too! Can you imagine what it would be like if you could find the small things you can do, in very little time, with very little money or none at all, to have a greater impact on the people around you. This is what […]

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Waiting and Worrying

Are you waiting and worrying? Here is what best-selling author of 19 books and marketing guru, Seth Godin, has to say about that. Seth Godin is one of the most prolific authors and bloggers on the planet today. in addition to 19 best-selling books, Seth has published over 7,500 blogs — one a day for […]

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Are You Accomplishing Your Business Development Objectives?

How Effectively Are You Marketing Yourself or Your Knowledge-Based Enterprise? Long ago Peter Drucker, the father of business consulting, made a very profound observation that has been lost in the sands of time: Timeless Principles to Optimize the Effectiveness of a Knowledge-Based Enterprise. David Maister, International expert on the management of professional service firms and […]

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How to Optimize Your Effectiveness in Today’s VUCA World

Timeless Principles to Optimize Your Effectiveness in Today’s VUCA World Today we live in an unprecedented Volatile, Uncertain, Complex,  Ambiguous world.  Let’s consider the timely principles regarding how we use our most precious resource–Time–the essence of effectiveness. The late Peter Drucker, the greatest management thinker ever, and author of The Effective Executive  (2017, 60th Anniversary […]

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What to Ask Instead of “How Are You Doing Right Now?”

What to Ask Instead of ” How Are You . . ? Are you tired of asking everyone, “How are you doing right now? In his recent Best Ideas of the Month newsletter, Dr. Ron Friedman posed the question, “Tired of using the same opening line in every meeting?” Ron provided a link to an article […]

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5 Ways to Build a Strong Remote Team

This week, I am passing along to you this article written by Hilary Jane Grosskopf, a leadership strategist, and author of “Awake Leadership: A System for Leading with Clarity and Creativity” that appeared last week in Chief Learning Officer online magazine. Continuous Learning and Development is Essential Now More Than Ever For talented team members, […]

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The Top 7 Tips to Become Highly Effective Working From Home

Are you one of the millions who are now working from home because of COVID-19? This is for you if you want to be more effective, confident, impactful, and healthy while working from home. Working from home presents some unique challenges particularly if this is not your typical routine. You must learn to manage yourself, […]

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What is Your Rallying Cry? Do You have a Thematic Goal?

It is too early to tell exactly when we can expect a shift toward a more predictable life. A new buzz-word has emerged as the current label for our situation — VUCA: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous. My prediction: When COVID-19 passes, it will leave behind a more VUCA world for us to learn how to […]

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