One of the biggest challenges many of us face is the difficulty of managing individual priorities when working with other team members. In past articles, the Quantum Learning team has shared effective strategies for both leaders and team members on time management and avoiding a constant state of Crisis. Since we’ve shared tips on how to manage time properly, we thought we would also share a list of indicators or habits that may raise some red flags. Here are our 5 Habits of Highly Unproductive People:
Let’s face it; our business world is a busy, fast-moving and noisy place where information is coming at us at an alarming rate all day long. As business professionals, we are constantly receiving a steady flow of emails, text messages, phone calls and voice mails. This incoming information can take the form of client leads, new product ideas, customer complaints and even in-house needs like staff management. Sometimes it’s enough to make our heads spin and our eyes cross.
Many people believe that only top level executives benefit from leadership training, but in reality, anyone who is going to lead a group or supervise another person can profit from training. Leadership training can help bring out the best in team members, particularly when leadership roles need to change within the team as the project progresses.
A lot is going on in the world today. Not only is the world moving faster for everyone, but the need for stress management is almost universal. People have more on their plates than ever before, many people are worried about job security right now and those left in their jobs have a lot of demands placed on them - but there are things you can do to handle your stress better.
Accountability at work means being held accountable for your actions, not pointing the finger at others when something goes wrong. If something needs to be done, whether it is your responsibility or not, it's important to not wait for direction to take action. Take the initiative and as Nike says "Just Do It!" Leaders need specific Interpersonal Leadership Skills to help create a culture that encourages and engaged accountable workforce.
We’re all faced with too much to do these days. But one person’s challenge may not be someone else’s. In order to really maximize the use of your time, you need to have a good understanding about what YOUR unique time management challenges are.
How to Learn More
A lot has been written about effective leadership. You probably can recognize it when you experience it. You definitely can recognize it when you don't.
Management Development in Today's Economy
Research indicates there is a growing need for organizations to provide more live virtual resources for training and development. There is also a need to help your managers identify how to best motivate, coach and engage their staff, even in changing turbulent times.
Do you feel frustrated because your meetings are a waste of time? Does it ever feel that nothing gets accomplished and you are spinning your wheels? There are 5 symptoms of bad meetings that can really impact your team. They are: