Making progress

The one thing others need from you to improve performance

Pay-off: do this and you and your teams can improve their performance in just about anything Investment: 6 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here I’ve written this post for anyone leading a team or a business who wants to see improved performance in their people. But it equally applies to ourselves as individuals. Serious about …

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How to find the decision maker

  Pay-off: Some ideas and a step by step guide to help you get to the decision maker and get a ‘yes’ Investment: 5 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here How to help a prospective client organisation make an informed business decision You know what it’s like. You’ve put a lot of time and effort into engaging …

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Connect yourself to more rewarding opportunities

Pay-off: Immediately actionable advice to connect yourself to more rewarding opportunities Investment: 4 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Everything is connected Or at least it has the potential to be. (You could discover how things are connected, or find a way to connect things, or people.) If you’re not building connections between things, ideas, …

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Two sensible paths for your next career step

Pay-off: Get clear on which of 2 paths you should take for your next career step Investment: 5 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Are you taking charge of your career? Or is it taking charge of you? (If it’s not one, it’s the other). You might want to pause and get clear on that. Even if your …

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The quickest career development plan you’ll ever make

Pay-off: A quick model for creating a career development plan and planning your next career step Investment: 2 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here If you’re new to this idea you should find it useful. And if you’ve seen it before, it applies to you even more right now than ever before. (Because the present moment …

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Getting clarity and how to help others to get clarity

Pay-off: how to get clarity or help someone else get clarity to move forwards Investment: 2.5 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Many problems are a clarity issue, nothing more. The less clearly we can see from A to B, the less likely we’ll attempt to advance from A to B. If you can’t see …

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How to stop worrying about what others think of you

(and how to benefit more from what others think of you) Pay-off: peace of mind, freedom to act, useful feedback to improve Investment: 6 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Ever worry about what people think of you, what you’re doing, and your ideas? What, so you occasionally spend your precious time letting this …

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How to comfortably step out of your comfort zone

Pay-off: Increase your rewards more comfortably Investment: 6 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here You’ve surely heard that the uncomfortable thing is often worth doing? You know, really, that you should do it. It would probably make a big difference to your career or life. And you know that things will probably stagnate if …

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