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Business Strategy: 5 tips for effective task management
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From observing many thousands of clients using software, I have learned some subtle differences that can make your Task management and Delegation much more effective.

Business Execution Advice: how to build teams that can execute.
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In a previous article we looked at how to create highly productive virtual teams. This article focuses on research conducted by MIT that measured the key factors common to great teams - those teams which function effectively and achieve business execution success. Here is my take on the research: 

GROW method: to grow your team and employee engagement
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In a previous growth tip I wrote about why you should not have an “open door” management policy, and the phenomena known as “reverse delegation.” This is where a team member gets into the habit of coming directly to you with a problem or suggestion and asks, “What do you think we should do?” 

What kind of manager are you? Which style drives employee engagement?
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I read some interesting research in HBR recently where 160,576 employees and 30,661 managers were studied to determine what style of management produced the most engaged, productive employees. Here is our take on the research findings: 

Are you practicing the 5 to 1 Ratio?

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Think about your romantic relationship. Studies show that unless your positive interactions with your partner outnumber the negative interactions by a ratio of 5 to 1, the relationship is likely to fail. Yes, it takes 5 good interactions to make up for every 1 bad interaction.

12 signs you're a micromanager: it's killing employee engagement!


5 sales KPI Pitfalls! (avoid at all co$t$)

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 Sales KPIs can make, or break, your sales results.

Business Strategy Success? Don't chase squirrels!
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This article is part of our series to help you create a robust one page plan for your company // Excerpted from the book: Business Execution for RESULTS, by Stephen Lync

Do you know about the "4Ds" of productivity?
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Business leaders find themselves getting busier – chasing new opportunities, meeting new prospects and customers, scoping new projects, finding great people, and pursuing a variety of other important tasks. And that means your productivity and the productivity of your people will directly impact your ability to benefit from this recovery in the months and years to come.

Business Strategy: How to change what "cannot" be changed?
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How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Just one, but it has to really want to change.

Trying to Change Others' Behavior.

Management (and life) would be so much better if we could make people change when we needed them to. Business execution and getting the results we want would be so much easier if people just did what we told them to.But it doesn't work that way. I've tried changing how other people behave. Most of the time it was unsuccessful. On those rare occasions that it worked, it didn't last. Often it was counterproductive and a waste of time. Like trying to get my daughter to pick up in her room.

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