• May 28th, 2013

    Strategic Choices

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    Much has been said about the need for committed leadership to drive successful change. Nonetheless, accounts like the following, which I recently heard from a colleague, are all too common.

    “A senior manager goes to some seminar and hears about some fad that is supposed to improve efficiency. And, as soon as he gets back, he throws it over the fence to us. The guidance is, ‘Go do this. It’s great.’ That’s all we hear.”

  • May 28th, 2013

    Managing Email Effectively – Strategies for Taming Your Inbox

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    It’s Monday morning. As Linda sits down at her desk she experiences that familiar sinking sensation in her stomach… She’s not dreading the day ahead of her – she’s dreading her email inbox!

    Linda is in charge of a large team, and she receives at least 50 emails every day. Reading and responding to all of this mail takes a long time, and most of her work takes back seat to this daily chore. As a result, she’s notoriously behind on projects, and she’s started coming in on weekends just to catch up.