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  1. Behaviors To Improve Focus - Part 3 | Manager Tools

    Part 3 of our guidance on how to stay focused on your priorities and get more done.

    Electronic distractions are not the problem we all make them out to be in our over-scheduled work days. It’s never the technology it’s always the behavior.

    https://www.manager-tools.com/2017/09/behaviors-improve-focus-part-3

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  2. Behaviors To Improve Focus - Part 2 | Manager Tools

    Part 2 of our guidance on how to stay focused on your priorities and get more done.

    Electronic distractions are not the problem we all make them out to be in our over-scheduled work days. It’s never the technology it’s always the behavior.

    https://www.manager-tools.com/2017/09/behaviors-improve-focus-part-2

    —Huffduffed by irkman

  3. Behaviors To Improve Focus - Part 1 | Manager Tools

    Part 1 of our guidance on how to stay focused on your priorities and get more done.

    Electronic distractions are not the problem we all make them out to be in our over-scheduled work days. It’s never the technology it’s always the behavior.

    https://www.manager-tools.com/2017/09/behaviors-improve-focus-part-1

    —Huffduffed by irkman

  4. Feedback on Status Reporting - Nothing is “Fine” | Manager Tools

    The common response to questions about status is, "Fine." This isn’t acceptable or effective.

    As a manager, ‘how things are going’ is never far from your mind. In addition to project tracking reports, weekly meetings, intranet sites with Gantt charts and resource tabs, you want to be able to ask your directs how things are going. But when they say "fine," that’s not really an answer. Here’s how to change that.

    https://www.manager-tools.com/2016/08/feedback-status-reporting-nothing-fine

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  5. How to Prewire a Meeting - HOF | Manager Tools

    For the holidays, we’re re-releasing one of our Hall of Fame casts … the Pre-wire. This cast describes a way to prepare for meetings or presentations where you need to persuade.

    You have a meeting coming up.  Not only do you need to make a presentation, you need to make the presentation to your bosses boss.  Perhaps you need to present to your bosses boss, but also all her directs at her next staff meeting.  How do you prepare for that?  How do you ensure that you don’t walk across any land-mines during the presentation?  What can you do NOW to make that presentation a slam-dunk? We’re going to show you!

    https://www.manager-tools.com/2015/07/how-prewire-meeting-hof

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  6. Adding Headcount Basics | Manager Tools

    Just because your people "are too busy" doesn’t mean it’s time to add more.

    More people working for you means more budget. Generally more budget begets more power. But more power isn’t a good reason to ask for more people. They key metric is productivity, and more headcount can cause productivity to drop. Here’s how to start thinking about adding headcount.

    https://www.manager-tools.com/2017/03/adding-headcount-basics

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  7. Feedback Grace Period | Manager Tools

    Our guidance on how long to wait before giving negative feedback to a direct.

    Lots of managers wait until there’s a "pattern" of mistakes before giving feedback or providing coaching or correcting a direct. This is a mistake. The longest grace period we recommend is "one".

    https://www.manager-tools.com/2016/01/feedback-grace-period

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  8. Fostering New Ideas and Innovation | Manager Tools

    A special podcast brought to you by the University of Michigan Ross School of Business

    Join Mark as he interviews Professor Thornhill of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and discusses fostering innovation and new ideas in organizations.

    https://www.manager-tools.com/2017/06/fostering-new-ideas-and-innovation

    —Huffduffed by irkman

  9. Politics: Have Nothing Bad To Say | Manager Tools

    How to handle the politically delicate moment when you’re asked to talk about a difficult person or situation.

    You’re going to get asked about people you disagree with, situations that turn out badly, companies/groups that stumble, gossiped about event. Here’s how to handle those politically delicate moments.

    https://www.manager-tools.com/2016/09/politics-have-nothing-bad-say

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  10. Sunday Evening Planning | Manager Tools

    Our guidance on what you do on Sunday to make your work week effective.

    We all know about Sunday evening dread - the feeling that you really don’t want to go to work on Monday. If you’re in that position, you need to be looking for a new role. If not, and you want to make your week as effective as possible, you need to spend 45 minutes on a Sunday night preparing for the week.

    https://www.manager-tools.com/2013/10/sunday-evening-planning

    —Huffduffed by irkman

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