Leadership

 Every project team needs a project leader.

Eight ideas to increase your success with team projects include:

  1. Use tools in to follow up and monitor performance.
  2. Provide feedback frequently.
  3. Record progress
  4. Face challenges as a team
  5. Pose problems as questions. “How can we…”
  6. Generate many possible solutions
  7. Learn from mistakes.
  8. Recognize continuous improvement.

Our Toronto leadership training course provides leadership strategies and techniques to shape your performance as a supervisor or team leader.  The program will assist you to influence others.

Contact us today to find out how our Toronto based leadership skills training seminars and other communications skills supervisory skills workshops can help you build your professionalism.  Our public workshops are currently scheduled live online.

2021-05-28T13:46:58-04:00June 10th, 2021|Tips of the week|0 Comments

Business Writing Skills

When your reader reads your message with their tone, your message may be misunderstood.

Four ideas to increase your success with an appropriate writing tone include:

  1. Use “You” instead of “I”. i.e.
    Instead of: We have a new program that we think is very interesting.
    Write: You’ll find our new program very interesting.
  2. Use the active approach VS passive approach.
    Instead of: Careful consideration will be given to your request.
    Write: We will give careful consideration to your request.
  3. Write with more verbs and fewer nouns.
    Instead of: I have knowledge
    Write: I know
    Instead of: I have reservations
    Write: I doubt
    Instead of: May I make a suggestion
    Write: I suggest
  4. Be positive.
    Instead of: We have written twice and to date you have not replied.
    Write: When can we expect your reply?

Our Toronto based business writing skills workshop provides strategies and techniques to sharpen your business writing skills.  The next public business writing skills workshop is scheduled for May 7, 2019

Contact us today to find out how our business writing skills training and other communications skills courses and workshops can help you build your professionalism.  Our public workshops are currently taking place live online.

2021-05-28T13:40:09-04:00June 7th, 2021|Tips of the week|0 Comments

Leadership

Productivity, creativity and morale improve when there is a feeling of being part of a team!

Six ideas to increase your success with team projects include:

  1. Communicate specific, measurable, relevant and timed goals.
  2. Ensure that these goals are understood by all team members.
  3. Refer to the goals often.
  4. Share the leadership role.
  5. Clarify the team members roles and responsibilities.
  6. Expect conflict to arise and manage them.
  7. Work at finding win/win solutions.

Our Toronto leadership training course provides leadership strategies and techniques to shape your performance as a supervisor or team leader.  The program will assist you to influence others.  The next leadership training workshop is March 21, 2019

Contact us today to find out how our Toronto based leadership skills training seminars and other communications skills supervisory skills workshops can help you build your professionalism

2021-05-21T12:49:30-04:00June 3rd, 2021|Tips of the week|0 Comments

Time Management

Your time is essentially your life.

Five ideas to increase your success in time management include:

  1. Create templates to answer the most common questions you’re asked.
  2. Use drafts for emails, letters, memos.
  3. Use check lists for projects you repeat.
  4. Have regular scheduled meetings with key people,
  5. When you’re ready to end a discussion say, “I’ll let you go.”

Our Toronto based time management skills training workshop provides the time management skills essential zero in on the areas that will provide the greatest return.  Participants develop the methods to step out of the states of overwhelm, frustration, disorder, anxiety and lack of control into the state of mastery and satisfaction.

Contact us today to find out how our Toronto based time management skills training and other communications skills and leadership courses and workshops can help you build your professionalism.

2021-05-20T15:49:45-04:00May 31st, 2021|Tips of the week|0 Comments

Communication Skills

Information equates to power.  The way to gain the most information is to ask the best questions.

Four ideas to increase your success in asking include:

  1. Get in the habit of asking questions.
  2. Ask using “how” or “tell me”.
  3. Let your tone reflect that you care.
  4. Ask and ask some more.

Our communication skills training workshop provides the communication skills for performing positively and clearly to enhance your career and personal success.

Contact us today to find out how our Toronto based communication skills training and other management skills and leadership courses and workshops can help you build your professionalism.

2021-05-20T15:36:31-04:00May 27th, 2021|Tips of the week|0 Comments

Time Management

Minimize crisis!

Seven ideas to increase your success in avoiding & managing crisis include:

  1. Work on what really matters.
  2. Complete one activity before moving on to another.
  3. Stop interrupting yourself.
  4. Stay focused until you complete a task.
  5. Identify many possible solutions for potential crisis.
  6. Overestimate the time you think you’ll need to complete tasks.
  7. Underestimate the time you think you’ll have available to complete tasks.

Our Toronto based time management skills training workshop provides the time management skills essential zero in on the areas that will provide the greatest return.  Participants develop the methods to step out of the states of overwhelm, frustration, disorder, anxiety and lack of control into the state of mastery and satisfaction.   The next workshop is scheduled for April 18, 2019

Contact us today to find out how our Toronto based time management skills training and other communications skills and leadership courses and workshops can help you build your professionalism

2021-05-10T14:48:41-04:00May 25th, 2021|Tips of the week|0 Comments

Project Management

Complete each project with an evaluation.

Four questions to ask yourself after completing an assignment or project include:

  1. What did I learn?
  2. What would help next time?
  3. What do I need to change?
  4. What adjustments should I make?

Our Toronto based project management skills training workshop provides the project management skills for effective project planning and control.

Contact us today to find out how our Toronto based project management skills training and other management and communication and leadership skills courses and workshops can help you build your professionalism.

2021-05-10T14:41:09-04:00May 20th, 2021|Tips of the week|0 Comments

Time Management

Run the crisis; don’t let it run you!

Nine ideas to increase your success in avoiding & managing crisis include:

  1. Stay calm.
  2. Use your extra adrenaline to find solutions.
  3. Take time to think and plan.
  4. Act carefully.
  5. Delegate as much as you can.
  6. Stay aware of the bigger picture.
  7. Stay focused on your A1 priority.
  8. Generate possible solutions before choosing specific solutions
  9. Set up procedures to make sure the situation doesn’t happen again.

Our Toronto based time management skills training workshop provides the time management skills essential zero in on the areas that will provide the greatest return.  Participants develop the methods to step out of the states of overwhelm, frustration, disorder, anxiety and lack of control into the state of mastery and satisfaction.  The next public time management workshop is scheduled for June 16, 2021

Contact us today to find out how our Toronto based time management skills training and other communications skills and leadership courses and workshops can help you build your professionalism.

2021-05-05T14:54:45-04:00May 17th, 2021|Tips of the week|0 Comments

Project Management

To develop your project management skills ask for feedback.

Four questions to ask yourself after completing a project include:

  1. What do I need to remember for the future?
  2. What should I do differently?
  3. What recommendations tools would help me next time?
  4. What techniques, strategies or systems should I always use?

Our Toronto based project management skills training workshop provides the project management skills for effective project planning and control.  The next public workshop is scheduled for May 11, 2021

Contact us today to find out how our Toronto based project management skills training and other management and communication and leadership skills courses and workshops can help you build your professionalism.

2021-05-05T14:48:21-04:00May 13th, 2021|Tips of the week|0 Comments

Leadership Skills

When confronted with a difficult situation ask yourself questions.

Five questions to increase your success in dealing with difficult situations include:

  1. “What caused this situation?”
  2. “Does anything need to be done?”
  3. “What would a calm person do?”
  4. “What can be learned for the future?”
  5. “Is there a learning opportunity here?”

Our Toronto leadership training workshops provides leadership strategies and techniques to shape your performance as a supervisor or team leader.  The courses will assist you to influence others.

Contact us today to find out how our leadership skills training seminars and other communications skills supervisory skills courses can help you build your professionalism

2021-05-05T14:42:56-04:00May 10th, 2021|Tips of the week|0 Comments