Alerts, Rules and BLUF’ing – 3 Actions You Can Use To Save Gazillions!

When I was leading a large team inside a large organization, I could easily have been overwhelmed by 100’s of emails every day. 100’s! Emails from Bosses, Peers & Subordinates. Messages from stakeholders and partners. And then I was saved by my, now, good friend Hugh Culver. My boss brought in Hugh to speak with us about time management. I didn’t know Hugh at the time, and I was looking forward to another ‘time management seminar' like it was a root canal. Are You Spending 80%…

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Can You Name the 9 Essential Qualities of a Leader?

There are many schools of thought about the role of a leader. What are the essential qualities of a leader? What are the must-haves? Well, I have three distinct opinions. What makes a great leader? A leader taps into their team’s talents to achieve results. A leader’s role is not to engage their team; it is to achieve their mission by motivating and inspiring their people. A leader does not run a country club; they lead people to achieve something bigger than they could ever achieve…

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The Best Letter An Employee Could Ever Write You

Happy Easter Mrs. CEO, I am one of your employees. I work in operations, and I don’t have a fancy title. I like working here, I like what I do, and I love my career. My role here has grown in ways I never expected, and I am thrilled with the direction my job has taken. I wanted to write you because I only see you at last year's Zoom Christmas party or on the website, but I never have the chance to talk to you.…

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