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Time Mastery and Self Management: An Essential Component of Mastering Your Inner Game

Mastering Your Time Use Habits: The Key to Self-Management Everyone faces the daily dilemma of too much to do and not enough time to do it. Most of us have discovered that time is limited and cannot be replaced. How many times have you said to yourself or heard others say, “I don’t have enough […]

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Mastering Your Inner Game: Making the Shift From Overwhelm to Impactful

Who is an Executive? In the last issue I presented insights from Peter Drucker’s seminal book on management, The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (1967 & 2006). In the Fast Company article, “Who Is an Executive?” Drucker said, “I have called ‘executives’ those knowledge workers, managers, or individual professionals […]

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What Does It Take To Become An Effective Executive?

Who is an Executive? Peter Drucker’s seminal book on management, The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (1967 & 2006), was quoted in a Fast Company article, “Who Is an Executive?” Drucker said, “I have called ‘executives’ those knowledge workers, managers, or individual professionals who are expected, by virtue of […]

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A New Vision to Embark on in 2020

2020 Vision Happy New Year, 2020 arrives at 12:01 AM, January 1. However, officially, this is NOT the start of the next decade—a debate that comes up every ten years. Consider birth dates; since there is no “zero” year at birth, age 1 occurs at the end of 12 months and progresses through age 9 when you […]

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The 8-Step Gallup Path: The Role Human Nature Plays in any Organization

Gallup has identified and validated a set of eight elements from its database of employee and customer interactions, including 300,000 business units around the world. This Microeconomic path, a behavioral model for organic sales growth, is the most advanced meta-analytics ever on the subject. Step One: Stock Price (Business Value) Increase The first of eight […]

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Better Decision-Making Systems: Moneyball for Managers

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game The book, Moneyball was made into a movie starring Brad Pitt who plays Billy Beane the general manager of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. After a score of losses, faced with rebuilding the team with a limited budget to pay superstars, Beane meets Peter Brand, a young […]

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Gig Workers: Desperate or Satisfied

The Research About Gig Workers Previous research has suggested that those who work in the gig economy prefer it. McKinsey Global Institute found that 30% of independent workers were doing gig work out of necessity, while 70% said it was their preferred choice. An Upwork and Freelancers Union study found that 63% of freelancers choose […]

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Gig Work: The New Employer-Employee Relationship

The Rise of Gig Workers Since the Great Recession, many observers have been fascinated by the rise of “gig workers,” a term for independent laborers who don’t have a traditional employer-employee relationship. Gallup research finds that 36% of U.S.workers participate in the gig economy through either their primary or secondary jobs — jobs with short […]

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You Can’t be “Agile” Without Great Managers

You Can’t be “Agile” Without Great Managers In their book, It’s The Manager, Jim Clifton and Jim Harter said, “Organizations that aren’t agile and that don’t have the capacity to adapt quickly will be overcome by their competitors — or put out of business.” To answer the question, “How can organizations effectively respond to the […]

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How to Manage — and Nurture — Creativity

Corporate Innovation: How to Manage — and Nurture — Creativity In research reported by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter, 30% of employees strongly agree that they are expected to be creative or think of new ways to do things at work. Innovation can no longer be the sole responsibility of R&D departments in a world […]

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