Are soft skills hard skills for you? Yes I know the term soft skills sounds so, well, limp. Soft skills are the skills that enable us to effectively get along well with other people. The top of mind essentials to note are: communication adaptability stress management teamwork organizational problem solving decision making time management critical thinking Now when I read through what I just typed in this list, it has business, career and work written all over … [Read more...]
What Has Things All Backed Up?
The majority of people assumed everything could just be ordered online and then show up in a day or two. Doesn’t fit or don’t really like it, just go ahead and with prepaid return labels in hand return it. Well I guess we can just delete those thoughts from the memory bank. Show up in a day or two has turned into days, weeks and in many cases months to obtain a placed order for goods. As far as a reliable way to return and obtain credit for something it’s not so reliable and easy as in … [Read more...]
Who Do You Bounce Ideas Around With?
You’re thinking about a few things. There’s a career opportunity. You may have a new business idea. Some personal problems you need to make decisions about. Who do you bounce ideas around with? The last thing you need is to air out something with someone and then read about it all over social networks five minutes later. Or maybe you want to ask a lot of people their opinion on your situation. Right! Now you have two dozen basketballs to dribble instead of just … [Read more...]
What is Old is New?
This is a question that transcends your age. Consider experiences, events, relationships business transactions or other meaningful areas which you recall at some level. Where are you presently and has this had any impact on you over time? As you reflect back, do you wish you had done anything differently? Select one or more of these items and consider what have you learned? Hopefully this is not a painful process, rather you are finding it to be enjoyable. Either way now let’s have some … [Read more...]
The Gate Won’t Go Up
The article today will be a story. It is a made up story and may be something similar that really happened to you. Not my intention. Either take this story at face value or instead think of how it relates to other situations. What organizations do you know that have issues just like this one? Consider how would you solve this problem? Write your thoughts in the comment section. If you are shy, feel free to email me and my team or post it on my Facebook page. Jim has an afternoon meeting … [Read more...]
When Do You Do Your Best Thinking?
Ever come up with a thought to solve something or invent something and it was so amazing you could not wait to write it down or type it up and when you were ready to write it down or type it up you were not able to recall the details at all? You’re not alone! Taking a quick survey of some people asking the question – When do you do your best thinking? Here are some of the responses – “In the morning when I am not rushing to get into anything work related and have no other immediate … [Read more...]