When there is too much to do, there are only six possibilities. The good news is that five of them are effective. The bad news is that most people choose the sixth.
The type of problem solver you are informs how you approach the challenges, problems and issues that you will inevitably face in your work and life. The problem solving process outlined in this article is solid and has been used successfully for decades.
Great leaders use their expertise and connections to move the road blocks out of the way to ensure their managers and teams can implement the strategies when and how they need to achieve their vision. So what type of manager or leader are you?
A conversation with Brian Tracy about his new book, Full Engagement! Inspire, Motivate, and Bring Out the Best in Your People which takes on today’s common, and dreaded, management mandate: Do more with less.
Almost all successful and happy people are good conversationalists. They have developed an ability to communicate naturally and spontaneously with almost anyone they meet.
If you don’t do your job and lead, manage, or supervise, it makes it difficult for anyone who works with you or for you to do theirs. So before you get too frustrated with your staff, make sure you’re doing your job first.
Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest thinkers the United States has produced, grew up in a culture that held thinking in low esteem. With a frontier to tame, land to clear, and riches to claim, Lincoln felt constant pressure to get out and do something.
Abraham Lincoln had an uncanny ability to predict behavior. In general, behavior can be predicted in terms of a person’s interests, group identity, character, and unconscious needs.
How long has it been since you experienced this: Someone on your team didn’t do their job correctly, completely, or in a timely fashion. Because of that person’s failure you and others on the team are now scrambling.
History provides us with case studies about how to disagree with the boss. One of the best involves a general–in this case, General William Tecumseh Sherman–saying “I want to do it my way” to another general, and his superior General U.S. Grant.