Morning is an Important Time of Day

Morning is an Important Time of Day

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! This is from the Lemony Snicket (AKA Daniel Handler) book, A Series of Unfortunate Events. It is a great reminder to prioritize your morning routines. "Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have."Lemony Snicket We are beginning a series of lessons and hacks related to morning routines for the Personal Kaizen community. Our first lesson will be shared later this week! Hope you got up on the right side of the bed this morning…
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7 Strategies for Leading in Times of Uncertainty

7 Strategies for Leading in Times of Uncertainty

Our posts over the past several weeks have covered leadership challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. How we work, where we work, how we meet, and how we measure results have all have been tested in the past several years. We have learned lessons for leading in uncertainty from a healthcare CEO and 13 leadership lessons from the late Colin Powell. We also shared tips for leading a remote workforce, reviewed work from home hacks, and delivered tips for leading a better virtual meeting. This post focuses on seven general strategies for leading in uncertainty, whether it is during the COVID-19…
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Avoid the most dangerous leadership myth

Avoid the most dangerous leadership myth

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! This is another great leadership quote from author Warren Bennis. With over thirty books to his name, he has many quotes to choose from! "The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born."Warren Bennis We hope you enjoyed Colin Powell's 13 Rules for Leaders on Veteran's Day! Look for 7 strategies for leading in times of crisis and uncertainty in our final post of the series, coming out later this…
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Hold a Better Virtual Meeting

Hold a Better Virtual Meeting

Our posts over the past few weeks have covered a challenging area for many of the leaders we work with: leading in uncertainty as businesses have had to adapt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How we work, where we work, how we meet, and how we measure results have all have been tested in the past several years. We shared the story of a leader who grew during this period, shared tips for leading a remote workforce, and hacks to be more effective working from a home office. Today we offer tips to hold a better virtual meeting. 1. Set…
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Outstanding leaders boost the self-esteem of their personnel

Outstanding leaders boost the self-esteem of their personnel

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! Walmart founder Sam Walton notes what happens when outstanding leaders boost the self-esteem of their personnel. "Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish."Sam Walton We hope you enjoyed Colin Powell's 13 Rules for Leaders on Veteran's Day! Look for more tips for leading and working while remote in a new post coming out later this week.
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Improve your Leadership: Colin Powell’s 13 Rules for Leaders

Improve your Leadership: Colin Powell’s 13 Rules for Leaders

We thought Veteran's Day would be an appropriate time to revisit Colin Powell's 13 Rules for Leaders. He offers some excellent advice for leaders who are dealing with uncertainty and crisis. Powell was a professional soldier for 35 years, holding a variety of command and staff positions and rising to the rank of general. He served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 to 1993 and oversaw US Military responses to 28 crises, earning the nickname, "the reluctant warrior." Powell was named the Secretary of State by President-elect George W. Bush in 2001 and served in…
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Become more Effective with Work from Home Hacks

Become more Effective with Work from Home Hacks

Our posts over the past few weeks have covered a challenging area for many of the leaders we work with: leading in uncertainty as businesses have had to adapt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How we work, where we work, how we meet, and how we measure results have all have been tested in the past several years. We shared the story of a leader who grew during this period and shared tips for leading a remote workforce. This week we are focusing on work habits, devices, and technologies that will help you become more effective when working from home.…
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