Tips of the week

Time Management – Productivity

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Time Management – Productivity –

To increase your effectiveness and improve your value, the following questions will help you focus.

Four ideas to increase your success with increasing your productivity include:

  1. Ask yourself what really needs to be done and then get started.
  2. Ask yourself what’s really needed and then suggest it and/or implement it.
  3. Create action plans so that you know what to accomplish each day/week/month.
  4. Consider what decisions need to be made and then make them.

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Leadership

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Leadership –

Increase your contacts and connections.

Five ideas to increase your success with networking include:

  1. Set up a system to manage the details of the people you meet.
  2. Follow up within 24 hours of meeting.  Call or write.  Refer to something they said.
  3. Arrange a meeting if they have potential to be of value to you.
  4. Send them an article about an interest they expressed.
  5. When building a relationship; recognize that it takes time and will need many contacts as you build trust.

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Communication Skills

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Communication Skills –

Being unemotional – problem solving oriented is the essence of our professional role.

Five ideas to add to your communication strengths include:

  1. Follow through on commitments.
  2. Deal with facts; not with opinions or judgements.
  3. Accept feedback graciously – ask for facts; not judgements.
  4. Sarcasm is dirty fighting. Eliminate it!
  5. Avoid defensiveness.   Feedback is a learning opportunity.

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Leadership

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Leadership –

Everyone needs to; most want to be more patient!

Giving a process time is not natural.  Waiting for outcomes can be stressful for us as we travel with the ever-accelerating speed of modern life.

Three ideas to increase your success with building your patience include:

  1. Recognize that you can’t learn less; there is always a learning opportunity.
  2. Use waiting situations to consciously cultivate your patience… i.e. waiting in line or in traffic.
  3. Avoid acting on impulse.  Practice taking extra time even when you know you don’t need it.

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.

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Leadership

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Leadership –

Learning to network to promote yourself, your service or your product.

Five ideas to increase your success with networking include:

  1. Work at remembering name by repeating a name when introduced.
  2. Ask questions about the challenges they face; the changes they’re experiencing.
  3. Listen twice as much as you speak.
  4. Circulate – spend only 5-6 minutes talking with anyone at a networking event.
  5. Provide your card.  Offer to share relevant information with them. Ask for their card.

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.

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Project Management

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Project Management –

Success project management is not just about planning organization; it’s about follow through as well.

Five ideas to add to your project management strengths include:

  1. Document your progress, your delays, your changes to the original scope of the project.
  2. Calculate risks and adjust timelines, budget, and the scope statement as required.
  3. Don’t let add-on take you away for your ability to meet the project goals.
  4. Ensure that you have accounted for all required deliverables.
  5. Complete project evaluation when you’re finished to improve for the future.

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Supervisor Skills

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Supervisor Skills

Being an effective leader is your greatest asset!

Four ideas to increase your success with leading others include:

  1. Continue to learn.  People like working with people you are open to learning.
  2. Look for opportunities to improve as a person and as a leader.
  3. Pay attention to intentions, feelings and ideas.
  4. Be real.  Sincerity is respected and appreciated..

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.

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Project Management

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Project Management –

Planning and process are the keys to a successful project.

Five ideas to add to your project management strengths include:

  1. Get buy-in from all key stakeholders to build a solid foundation.
  2. Recruit a project team based on ability to contribute; not availability.
  3. Communicate with all team members concerning priorities, deadlines, budgets.
  4. Track key project activities.
  5. Keep key players informed of progress and delays.

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

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Communication Skills

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Communication Skills

Work at being respectful!

Four ideas to add to your communication strengths include:

  1. Follow through promptly
  2. Deal with facts
  3. Receive well intended feedback graciously
  4. Speak without sarcasm or defensiveness

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

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Leadership

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Leadership –  

Promote yourself or your service or your product. Networking and to following-up with contacts could be the best thing you can do to build your success.

Eight ideas to increase your success with networking include:

  1. Identify the type of person you want to meet; i.e. the purchasing officer.
  2. Identify where you would likely encounter them; i.e. what associations would they belong to?  What conferences meetings or trade shows would they attend?
  3. Create an objective around how many of these types of encounters you will need to attend in a week, month or year.
  4. Review the list of attendees before an encounter so you can search for the people you want to talk to.
  5. Be prepared with business cards, a pen, a notebook and a smile.
  6. Arrive early so you can start networking when the group is small and less intimidating.
  7. Approach people who are standing by themselves.
  8. Shake hands.   Introduce yourself in 30 seconds or less. Describe the service you provide to your clients in one or two sentences.

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.

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