Posts Tagged ‘growth’

Loner Employees

Most companies with several employees have at one who goes quietly about their business. Why does this bother some people? Being a loner employee does not mean they don’t care about other workers or are unfriendly.

We’re All Different

There are some people, no matter where they work, who seem to mix easily with others. They draw a certain amount of strength from this interaction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Avoid Critical Critics

Like it or not, we all need people to offer advice and feedback. Part of this advice involves critiquing our plans and actions. Be careful who does this.

Good Criticism

By good criticism I do not mean just what we want to hear. In fact, there will be times when good critics offer advice that is Read the rest of this entry »

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The Daily Grind

By doing essentially the same thing each day for an extended time, most of us are prone to seeing it as the daily grind. Are there ways to escape that mindset?

A Reality Check

Let’s face it. Most jobs, even if you own the company, have certain things that need to be done daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly. The yearly ones are not the ones we get bored with as a general rule. But monthly, weekly, and especially daily routines can become rote and boring. Putting aside Read the rest of this entry »

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Expert Advice

None of us knows everything we need to be successful. So whose help do we need and where do we find it? The idea of a self-made man or woman is not reality. Yes, there are those who like to go it alone, but in the long run they will either fail or fall short of their potential unless they get expert advice somewhere along the way. Read the rest of this entry »

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Leave the Past Alone

Have you ever known someone who cannot get out of the past? Whether it is their failures or their successes, that’s where they live their life. In another posting, When Planning is a Roadblock, I talked about how people so often cannot move forward either because they cannot plan completely for the future or they cannot escape their past failures. Here I want to focus on getting beyond past failures in order to move forward. Essentially they have to learn to leave the past alone. Read the rest of this entry »

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When Planning is a Roadblock

We’ve all had the experience of planning something in detail, only to see it all go wrong. Don’t let this stop you in your tracks. This idea of things not going as planned is well expressed in the saying, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry”, which is an adaption of a line from the Robert Burns’ poem To a Mouse. The sentiment of course is that we simply cannot know how things will turn out, not matter how carefully we may plan. That of course is no reason not to plan. But, when I said don’t let this stop you in your tracks I was referring to a different aspect of progress. Read the rest of this entry »

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Time to Rest

How often in business do we think about a time to rest? Probably not often, yet that does not mean it isn’t important.

Why a Blog Post on Rest?

Over the past few weeks we have looked at a series of topics in the postings Time to Think, Time to Plan, Time to Act and Time to Reflect. If you look at the titles of these, and even more so if you have read them, you will notice that Read the rest of this entry »

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Time to Reflect

When you have been involved in implementing a project do you take time to reflect and evaluate how well things are going?

Some Summary

In three postings preceding this called Time to Think, Time to Plan and Time to Act we looked at the logical process of implementing a project, business plan, etc. Now let’s assume you have done the first two of these and are into the taking action portion.

Feedback

After the initial actions of implementing something Read the rest of this entry »

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Time to Act

My recent postings, Time to Think and Time to Plan were focused on preliminary steps before jumping into action. After taking time to think and time to plan, it is time to act. All the thinking and planning in the world is useless without action.

Nothing happens until something moves.” – Albert Einstein Read the rest of this entry »

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Time to Plan

In my last posting, Time to Think I emphasized the importance of spending time thinking before jumping into action. Now, let’s look at an intermediate step between thinking and acting; a time to plan.

Some Background

Many people spend enormous amounts of time developing a business plan that looks great on paper but Read the rest of this entry »

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