My Book is Coming. About a year ago, i started scoping out a book based on the topics I covered on the website. The plan was to pull it all together into a practical workbook guide and get it published. I decided to delay, to focus on other work. This month I reversed that decision. … More The Second Coming
Great Expectations – The Risks of Exceeding Expectations and How to Manage Them When working for your clients, customers, team, manager etc, exceeding their expectations sounds like exactly what you should be doing; but not necessarily. Let me explain the risks of exceeding expectations and how to manage them for success. Take Apple as an example. … More Great Expectations – iPhone 7 and the risks of exceeding expectations
For a limited time, I’m giving away my first ebook for free here. Its taken a while to create but its now here and ready for you. In 15 minutes, this ebook will layout all the steps to show you how to communicate effectively with email to get results. In it you will learn: An understanding of the problems and … More Want a free ebook on communicating with email effectively?
Its been quiet on this blog recently but for good reason. I’m really excited to say that I’m close to finishing my first ebook which I’ll be launching at www.careeringtosuccess.com as a free gift for those who signup for the newsletter. Its focussed on communications and one of the most frequently discussed topics, writing effective emails. This short book … More Coming Soon – My First eBook – Successful Email in 15 Minutes
In my earlier post Why Become a Note Taking Ninja, I explained why having access to information you have recorded from discussions and meetings can build your credibility. This week, I’ve found 3 further articles which I hope will share how to actually go about being effective in note taking; ways in which to record notes which are informative … More This week’s top picks – Note Taking Techniques
Everyone knows that taking notes is sensible, but it’s more than that, it’s an essential skill. The brain can only hold 7 things, how are you going to overcome that? The advantages of paper and pencil ‘v’ electronic devices to record information (note take) and how to do it effectively How becoming a note taking … More Why Become a Note Taking Ninja
This effectiveness tip is so simple (notice I didn’t say easy though), it’s practically criminal. Yet equally shocking is how destructive and wasteful meetings usually are in the workplace. Meetings should be (and for those early in their careers, expect them to be) purposeful and effective. I mean, why else would a busy group of individuals interrupt whatever … More Mastering Meetings
Numbers are the language of business, there’s no getting away from it. I can’t think of many businesses at all that don’t need numbers to operate. It doesn’t matter what your job is, decisions always need to be made about what work to focus on, what to prioritize, how much time to spend on something, … More If numbers are the language of business, are you comfortable talking in that language?
Communications are of the moment. i.e. how many times have you said the “wrong thing” or thought of the right thing to say later, or just simply didn’t get the message across. But you can plan for them to be effective. Planning leads to effectiveness and accuracy and more importantly your consistency which builds your … More Effective Communications Model and Template
I’m running a poll on my website to understand what areas might be of greatest value for those leaving formal education and starting in the world of work. Could it be communication skills? Problem solving techniques? Or just how to manage your work? You can find the poll here Thanks in advance for your input.