Stop! You’re Killing Me With PowerPoint!

I'm bringing back this post about PowerPoint from March 2012.  This morning I attended a Provisors group meeting where we had a fantastic presentation by the incoming Sheriff for Ventura County. He PowerPoint was good and added a lot to his talk. However, when he clicked to start a video, it didn't play.  It was frustrating for him and for the group.  I really wanted to watch his video. I believe the video did not play this morning because the presentation file was moved from a computer to a flash card and the video file did not come with it. [...]

Stop! You’re Killing Me With PowerPoint!2018-04-26T16:13:53-07:00

Key Moments – How They Impact Our Lives and Effectiveness as Professionals.

UPDATED A Key Moment is a triggering event or situation that presents a challenge and elicits or demands a response.  For example: Your flight home on a Friday night has been canceled. A co-worker fails to show up for the third time this month, meaning you have to take on some more of their workload. Your child leaves dirty dishes in the sink. Someone criticizes you for a presentation you delivered at a recent meeting. Someone says something you feel is offensive. Engaging in political or religious debates Although life offers tremendous blessings, beauty, wonder, and joy, most of us need not [...]

Key Moments – How They Impact Our Lives and Effectiveness as Professionals.2018-02-17T10:49:10-07:00

Employee Engagement – The High Cost of Doing Nothing

Engaged employees directly influence an organization’s bottom line.  Employee engagement programs are responsible for improved financial results, increased customer satisfaction rates, higher productivity, and better employee retention rates.  Companies can no longer choose to engage employees; it is imperative for survival.

Employee Engagement – The High Cost of Doing Nothing2018-02-16T17:41:01-07:00

21 Questions to Setting Extraordinary Goals!

How do you feel when you check-off one of your goals? Setting goals and achieving them in a timely manner use to be a struggle for me until I created a structure around my goals. So what are great goals and how do you create S.M.A.R.T. goals? GREAT Goals are: Outcome focused: Once you understand your WHY (and it's an enthusiastic WHY) you're 90% there! In line with your values: The more a goal aligns with your inner or core values - the EASIER it will be to NOTE: We can achieve goals that don't align with our values but [...]

21 Questions to Setting Extraordinary Goals!2018-08-03T09:57:16-07:00

How To Become a High-Performance Leader

About the Webinar Webinar Video - How To Become A High-Performance Leader Orginal Webinar Date: December 5, 2017 Runtime: 30 Minutes As organizations prepare to compete in today's challenging environment, High-Performance leadership is more important than ever. Being a great leader simply means having a positive influence on those around you. As a High-Performance leader, you will create an organization, department or team founded on vision and ideals where you encourage others to rise above mediocrity and perform at their best. It does not matter if you lead a team of two or a large, multi-national corporation, the principles [...]

How To Become a High-Performance Leader2018-05-25T06:47:26-07:00

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and High-Performance Leadership

About the Webinar Webinar Video - The Link Between Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and High-Performance Leadership Orginal Webinar Date: October 24, 2017 Runtime: 30 Minutes According to Forbes Magazine, of all the people they've studied at work, they found that 90% of top performers are also high in Emotional Intelligence (EQ). On the flip side, just 20% of bottom performers are high in Emotional Intelligence. You can be a top performer without Emotional Intelligence, but the chances are slim. During this webinar, you will learn what Emotional Intelligence is and how to boost your EQ score. The Presenter [...]

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and High-Performance Leadership2019-03-26T14:51:20-07:00

Break Away From A Traditional To A High-Performance Organization

Businesses who merely accept the way things are and do not challenge themselves to think bigger will continue to struggle in our multi-generational work environment. millennials are seeking a different type of work environment, such as a High-Performance organization vs the traditional one that has dominated organizations since the industrial revolution.  As you read through the below characteristics, make note of the ones you see in your own organization. How can you challenge your institution to rise above? TRADITIONAL PARADIGM: IT’S JUST THE WAY WE DO IT In 1903 Fredrick Taylor coined the phrase "Scientific Management" to describe the Traditional Paradigm. [...]

Break Away From A Traditional To A High-Performance Organization2017-05-08T10:15:01-07:00

Effective Communication and The Bottom Line

Why Communication Matters Effective communication is a critical component of organizational success. It is used to exchange information, persuade others to accept our message, solve problems and, even entertain. Not every organization or their leaders do it well. To become an effective communicator, you need to have the desire, understand the communication process, master basic skills and practice. According to The Holmes Report, the cost of poor communication is substantial. It cites the following: The total estimated cost of employee misunderstanding (including actions or errors of omission by employees who have misunderstood or were misinformed about company policies, business processes, job [...]

Effective Communication and The Bottom Line2017-04-27T17:19:54-07:00

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