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Personal Effectiveness

How the 7 Habits Continue to Inspire Me

Clayton M. Christensen | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Clayton M. Christensen

In the 7 Habits book we find our best selves, no matter who we are or where we come from. And we find out how to put in action in our own lives, the timeless truths that are inescapably the source of all human happiness and effectiveness.

Stay on Track Under Pressure (Principle #7)

Peter Fuda | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business
Peter Fuda


Steer Meetings and Interactions (Principle #6)

Peter Fuda | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business
Peter Fuda


Embed Routines and Rituals (Principle No. 5 of the 7 Principles of Personal Effectiveness)

Peter Fuda | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

This blog is about Principle #5 on your way to better personal effectiveness, 'Embed Routines and Rituals' originally introduced in the blog 'The 7 Pr...

Recruit Your Stakeholders (Principle No. 4 of the 7 Principles of Personal Effectiveness)

Peter Fuda | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda


Define Success (Principle #2 of the 7 Principles of Personal Effectiveness)

Peter Fuda | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda


Accept Responsibility (Principle #1 of the 7 Principles of Personal Effectiveness)

Peter Fuda | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

In my last blog I introduced 'The 7 Principles of Personal Effectiveness' captured by the acronym A-D-D-R-E-S-S. I encourage you to work through each ...

There Is a Gap Between Our Leadership vision and Our Impact On Those We Lead (Friction Source #4)

Peter Fuda | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

The real challenge is, in the words of the legendary basketball coach John Wooden, "Are you good enough to get better?"

5 Big Discoveries About Personal Effectiveness in 2013

David Rock | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business
David Rock

In 2013, we continued to push the boundaries of what we know about ourselves; going boldly into questions no researcher has gone before. Like, what should we do when we need a little lift -- take a run, have a coffee, or grab a beer?

How to Get the Answer You Want

Anthony Tjan | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Anthony Tjan

There is power in memorable frameworks, which is why taking accountability for structuring your communication for that next audience is so important.

The Road to (Leadership) Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions

Craig Dowden | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

Taking the time to step back and assess our own behavior from the position of the people we are leading can help us to better appreciate how our management style is impacting those with whom we work.

The Difference Between Perfection and a Healthy Pursuit of Excellence

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

If you don't achieve an important goal, do you feel like a failure as a human being? Are you driven to get to the top and when you do, your accomplishments never seem to be enough for you?

'Thinking Hard'? Hardly.

Todd Brown | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Todd Brown

If you can walk, can you walk faster? Of course. Apply some effort, move those muscles more quickly, and your speed increases. If you can think, can you think harder? I don't think so.

Smartphones, Silly Users

Daniel Gulati | Posted 03.06.2013 | Technology
Daniel Gulati

As smartphone technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, we can't fool ourselves into thinking that our lives will automatically benefit. Instead of passively falling into costly behavioral traps, actively manage your mobile matters.

Are You Committed? Should You Be?

Todd Brown | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business
Todd Brown

What determines how much I have to do? Peter Drucker, one of the finest business thinkers of the last century, said that as knowledge workers we define both our work and its results. This would imply that we somehow have control of what's to be done.

The Multitasking Fury

Daniel Gulati | Posted 09.17.2012 | Technology
Daniel Gulati

For the modern professional, multitasking is an immutable part of daily life. Yet 97% of us are hopeless at it. It's a well-cited observation that juggling two or more things at once depletes our health and harms our productivity.

The Inexperience Advantage

Daniel Gulati | Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Daniel Gulati

Instead of forging the impression of experience, I'd rather we turn the tables and use our inexperience as an advantage in the organizations we work for and the companies we start. In other words, we need to start playing to our strengths.

Make a Good Impression in 30 Seconds

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Mini-impressions do count. And although you never get a second chance to make a first impression, you do get many chances to make the next impression.

How to Increase Your Personal Effectiveness at Work

Donna Flagg | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business
Donna Flagg

There is a critical relationship between management, marketing and training, which is key to creating cohesion across the front end of a business, and which then in turn determines the strength of the force behind sales.

4 Habits Of Highly Effective Women

Posted 12.11.2011 | Women

By Melissa Hunter | eHow Shift Economic downturns aside, the road to success as a businesswoman is not an easy one. While the hope is that the work...

Don't Let Stress Build: 8 Simple Ways to Succeed, Relax and Live

Paul Hunting | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Hunting

Being stressed virtually defines ineffectiveness. We're either relaxed and focused or stressed and distracted. Our best decisions come from a calm, centered place.

Is Your Organization's Culture Too Nice?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

The tendency to avoid conflict in organizations creates disconnects between business units, unnecessary revisions in project plans, and lower standards of performance

Take Your Vacation, Please!

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

I have a confession to make: I'm not very good at taking vacations. That doesn't mean that I don't take them at all, just that it's a bit of a struggle. Unfortunately I'm not alone, particularly among Americans.

Do You Have the Postrecession Blues?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Now that the "official" recession, as measured by government statistics, is ending, it may be a good time to ask whether your "psychological" recession has ended as well.

You're Not Too Busy: You Have More Time Than You Think

Christine Whelan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Whelan

While a schedule overhaul might not be possible for everyone, everyone could benefit from a little more awareness about where the hours go.