Work Smarter, Not Longer

In our industry, as business owners it’s easy to put in 10-12 hour days six days a week for years at a time. Have you ever stopped though to think about what your ideal workday really looks like? And then taken it one step further to make some changes to get there? While I’m pretty sure most of us won’t be getting under the 40 hour work week anytime soon, there may be some small adjustments that can be made to make sure the hours you are spending at work are truly productive ones. Here are 5 tips from Fast Company to get you started, and remember, it’s ok to say “no”, especially if it means you can say “yes” to something more important or beneficial to you.

 

5 Steps to Creating Your Most Efficient Workday Yet

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A New Definition of Leadership

We’ve all heard the age old adage of “Boss vs. Leader”, but in an era where things are changing at the speed of light, even great leaders rely on tools and reminders to help them stay on top of their game. Here’s a great piece that outlines 30 areas where we may be missing the mark, and how to make the shift into becoming an even better leader.

“According to the American Society of Training and Development, U.S. businesses spend more than $170 Billion dollars annually on leadership-based curriculum. My question is this; to what end? Are we producing better leaders or just more people who hold positions of leadership? What makes a leader successful? It seems like we should have the answer by now. However the sad reality is many organizations simply don’t even know where to begin. As you might have guessed, I have a few suggestions…”

30 Outdated Leadership Practices Holding Your Company Back

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