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9 02, 2017

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Seek First to Understand

By |February 9th, 2017|Book Reviews, Coaching, Communication, Development, Leadership, Mastery, Mindfulness, Potential, Productivity, Relationship Building|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Seek First to Understand

Today, we’re continuing our series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

 

If you’ve missed any of the previous installments, you can access them below:

In Part 1 ,we discussed the importance of taking initiative and being proactive in life.

In Part 2, we discussed how getting clear on your values will help you live a more meaningful and satisfying life.

In Part 3, we covered the necessity behind time management and effectively setting goals.

In Part 4, we talked about the notion of thinking ‘win-win’ to build your character and create better relationships.

 

So let’s now discuss Habit #5 in Covey’s bestselling book: seek first to […]

3 02, 2017

How to create the culture of innovation

By |February 3rd, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Communication, Development, Motivation, Organisational Culture, Potential, Productivity|Comments Off on How to create the culture of innovation

Every workplace needs a little more innovation to carry it into the future. The top performers in your office might have been with you for years, and they’re probably used to the way you’ve always done things. If your original company culture never held innovation as a core value, it’s time to make some changes. This means it’s time to get rid of a lot of the everyday processes you take for granted and allow the imaginations of your employees to fill the gaps.

 

Get Together

Ideas can’t grow and people can’t contribute if they’re all sprawled out in different corners […]

24 01, 2017

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Think Win-Win

By |January 24th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Coaching, Community, Development, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Potential, Productivity, Purpose, Teamwork|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Think Win-Win

Today, we’re continuing our series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

 

If you’ve missed any of the previous installments, you can access them below:

In Part 1, we discussed the importance of taking initiative and being proactive in life.

In Part 2, we discussed how getting clear on your values will help you live a more meaningful and satisfying life.

In Part 3, we covered the necessity behind time management and effectively setting goals.

 

So let’s now discuss Habit #4 in Covey’s bestselling book, and that’s the habit of thinking win-win.

You’ve no doubt heard this expression before, most likely in sentences like […]

11 01, 2017

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Put First Things First

By |January 11th, 2017|Book Reviews, Development, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Mastery, Motivation, Positivity, Productivity, Purpose, Values and Behaviours|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Put First Things First

Welcome to the third installment in our series about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

If you missed the first installment, you can read it here. In it, we discuss the first habit in Stephen Covey’s bestselling book: being proactive. Being proactive is all about taking a self-starter’s response to life’s challenges. In other words, you take the initiative. Instead of waiting for opportunities to come to you, you step forward and create your own opportunities. The result? A powerful paradigm shift that allows you to see how much you truly have influence over in your life.

The second installment, […]

5 01, 2017

The power of victory: why great leaders celebrate small wins with their teams

By |January 5th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Community, Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Productivity, Relationship Building|Comments Off on The power of victory: why great leaders celebrate small wins with their teams

One of the key attributes of a great leader is knowing how to react to the successes and failures of the company on a daily basis. Keeping your team working hard, happy, and productive is the way to success. If you manage all of your successes properly, you can achieve a lot of great things. Here’s why you should celebrate even the small wins with your team.

 

 

Boost Morale

One of the main problems with long-term or ongoing projects is that they can start to drag. The team begins to feel that they are working hard but getting nowhere. The end […]

5 01, 2017

How to build and manage great teams

By |January 5th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Coaching, Community, Development, Leadership, Productivity, Teamwork|Comments Off on How to build and manage great teams

If you’ve never been responsible for creating a winning team before, it may be difficult to determine where to start. If you’re already responsible for creating teams, it’s never a bad idea to strengthen your skills. There’s always room for improvement, and changing the way you approach team building can help you create a group of rockstars who operate with superior productivity. Here’s how to build and manage a great team.

 

Become a Better Communicator

The best way to get things done is to communicate clearly. Miscommunication can result in a significant loss of productivity, and you won’t find out until […]

22 12, 2016

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Begin with the End in Mind

By |December 22nd, 2016|Book Reviews, Coaching, Development, Leadership, Mindfulness, Positivity, Potential, Productivity, Purpose, Values and Behaviours|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Begin with the End in Mind

Welcome to the second installment in our new series about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

If you missed the first installment, you can read it here. In it, we discuss the first habit in Stephen Covey’s bestselling book, and that is the habit of being proactive. This is all about your response to life’s challenges.

Are you passive when trials surface, letting things happen to you and believing there’s nothing you can do to change your situation? Or are you a self-starter, taking the initiative because you understand that there’s plenty you can control and influence, and so you […]

5 12, 2016

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Being Proactive

By |December 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Being Proactive

With 2017 just around the corner, it’s the time of year when we reflect on the twelve months behind us and think about the many ways in which we’d like to grow and develop in the year ahead.

After all, most of us want to become better people in the New Year. We set goals or write down resolutions that will guide us and hopefully change us into individuals of whom we can be proud once another December comes again.

An incredibly popular goal during this season is simply the desire to finally accomplish our dreams, whatever those dreams might be. […]

29 11, 2016

How Does Your Office Design Influence Employee Productivity?

By |November 29th, 2016|Organisational Culture, Productivity|Comments Off on How Does Your Office Design Influence Employee Productivity?

Making the magic happen is a responsibility that lies mostly on your employees. They can’t do that if you aren’t providing them with the magic wand they need. Sometimes, the key to unlocking that magic lies in designing an office space that creates the right flow of energy to boost their productivity. They do so much for you – the least you can do for them is provide them with the right environment they need to get things done. All it takes is a great office design to make a noticeable difference in productivity.

 

The Desk Area

Nobody wants to hunch […]

23 11, 2016

5 ways to defend yourself against stress

By |November 23rd, 2016|Development, Motivation, Stress|Comments Off on 5 ways to defend yourself against stress

Today we’re continuing our series on stress management. We’re particularly focusing on the individual’s approach to overcoming stress and the personal strategies you can begin to implement in your own life to combat stress and live a healthier lifestyle with a better work/balance.

According to the Management Study Guide website, “Employees stress is a growing concern for organisations today. Stress is the response of people to the unreasonable . It may also bring out the best in individuals at times. It may induce an individual to discover […]