When I was a recent graduate, I remember thinking that I had an education that should get me promoted pretty quickly. After all, most of what I learned in my classes made perfect sense. How difficult could it be to implement the theory, systems, and designs that I learned in college? Why doesn’t everyone . . . → Read More: Nothing beats experience
If you are a leader, it is never okay to not participate in a meeting. If you aren’t participating you are an observer. Observers don’t add value to a meeting.
I’ve heard that silence is consensus. That quote is a cop-out. The reason for a meeting is to make decisions as . . . → Read More: You can’t sit in silence
Last week I offered “10 tips for office success”. One of those tips is about always being prepared. It’s important enough to add some more detail.
Being prepared is that one thing that can differentiate you from the crowd. The norm is that people show up to meetings expecting to have someone . . . → Read More: More on being prepared
When I started my professional career, I thought I knew it all. After all, I just spent my entire life in school and had a college degree that made me ready for business. Right? Over the last 20+ years, I have come to realize that business experience has helped me more than any of . . . → Read More: 10 Tips for office success
I find it amazing how often I attend a meeting and one or more people do not bring anything with them to the meeting. It seems that these same people are the people who have a reputation for not getting things done. Let me be very clear, you should never attend any professional and . . . → Read More: Intentional Note-taking