Top 10 Time Wasters

ptgroup

Do you manage your time, or do events and those you work with/for manage it? How often do you mentally have your day planned out, only to have the day "disappear" with most if not all of your plans set aside?     Tania Khadder says "TIME FLIES WHEN YOU'RE WASTING IT", and provides the … [Read more...]

Why People Quit

ptgroup

A few months back we shared Joseph Cueto's top four reasons why employees leave their jobs: 1. Reward System    2. Management 3. Hiring/Promotions 4. Too Much Work This month Dr. Travis Bradberry (co author of The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book) shares his thoughts as to the top … [Read more...]

Accountable and Responsible

ptgroup

Being accountable and holding others accountable is not a new topic in the workplace, or at home for that matter, and is often a struggle for leaders. What can we do to improve accountability?  Be specific and clearly identify what was committed to with timeframes    Obtain … [Read more...]

Quality, Change, and Ratings

ptgroup

How good are you at driving change? Do you have a thorough understanding of the wants and needs of your customer, and do you have analytics in place to rate the quality of what you deliver (and do)? This month Fortune magazine featured J. D. Power, the pioneer for providing auto industries with … [Read more...]

Difficult People

ptgroup

How often do you interact with difficult people at work? Consider peers, bosses, business partners, vendors, clients, and direct reports.  Are there any that are "award winners"? We're talking about those that may be: Disruptive Antagonistic Over committers Under performers Not … [Read more...]

Do You Listen?

ptgroup

Are you an active listener? Or, do you think about your response before listening (and processing) what's being said in its entirety? We're guessing you know that listening is comprised of more than just words, but did you know that words only represent 7% of what we "hear"?  That volume, pitch, … [Read more...]

Independence and Courage

ptgroup

We frequently talk about how effective leaders are also courageous leaders; who represents this better than the leaders who made Independence Day a reality? Independence Day in any country is generally viewed as an important day to be celebrated.  This is no different in the United States, where … [Read more...]

Triple Crown Leadership

ptgroup

This week we want to highlight excerpts from an article written by Kelly Merbler, Regional Manager, AppleOne. In the article, Kelly equates leadership to the Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, and how it taught her about leadership, teamwork, goals, and the belief in something or someone that is … [Read more...]

What’s Keeping You Up?

ptgroup

Last week we concluded our series on organizational "Hot Spots and Challenges".  Of the 49 issues, which did you relate to?  Were you able to determine what you or your organization "Needs To Start Doing" that currently is not being done? Now let's look at leadership from a different perspective. … [Read more...]

HOT SPOTS In Organizations Final

ptgroup

This concludes the three part series related to "hot spot" awareness within your organization.  As a reminder, the data is based on survey results from Development Dimensions International (DDI) and The Conference Board which identified what 13,124 leaders from 2,031 organizations and 48 countries … [Read more...]

Hot Spots – Part 2

ptgroup

Last week we started a discussion around "hot spot" awareness within organizations. This was prompted by survey results from Development Dimensions International (DDI) and The Conference Board which identified what 13,124 leaders from 2,031 organizations and 48 countries stated their organizations … [Read more...]

Hot Spots and Challenges – Part 1

ptgroup

Are you aware of the "hot spots" in your organization? Do you know what actions, practices, and behaviors impact effectiveness and results?  Development Dimensions International (DDI) and The Conference Board conducted a survey for the 7th consecutive year and simply asked leaders what would help … [Read more...]