Tip Sheet #4 from Doing the Right Things Right by Laura Stack
Once you’ve made a decision, execute! When it comes to productivity and success, execution trumps all. No matter how well you’ve planned your strategy, nothing happens if you don’t get it done.
Tip Sheet #1 from Doing the Right Things Right by Laura Stack
Teamwide goal setting is crucial if you expect to maximize and maintain your productivity. Your team members must always be clear about what your goals are, and how you’ll get there; that should be a given. But realize that some of your team members will have a better understanding of goal-setting than others, so it’s up to you to make sure they all stay on the same wavelength.
What do you get when you cross a meeting with a phone call?
Perhaps you have seen that hysterical YouTube video called “The Conference Call.” If not, you simply must look it up. It’s extremely educational as to what NOT to do on a conference call, as it combines the worst aspects of a long distance telephone call and a meeting.
“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek, British-American inspirational author and speaker.
A workplace mentoring program means you have someone to turn to for guidance on improving both your approach to your job and your approach to career development. So, how do you convince the senior leadership team to introduce such a program?
I’m a big believer in recovering lost time by killing timewasting behaviors, jettisoning useless tasks, and tightening work processes. But no matter how well you’ve triaged your schedule, you can probably do even more. That’s because most of us engage in small, thoughtless actions or omissions that cost us time. Let’s look at the worse time-nibblers you may still engage in.
During any mentoring relationship, it’s important to check-in with each other to assess the relationship’s progress. This is typically done around the mid-point of your relationship and provides both parties with an opportunity to discuss and evaluate where you’re going.
The following tips will guide you through this check-in meeting with your mentoring partner.
Sometimes, your message to a potential mentor goes unanswered. It may leave you feeling disappointed because that person appeared to be a good match; but you give up and chalk it up to that person being too busy to respond. But, when it comes to building mentoring relationships, it takes more than just a quick message to get things started. The following tips will get your mentoring meeting requests noticed and increase your likelihood of getting a response.
Sometimes when you are in a mentoring relationship, you get stuck on what else you can do together. There are several activities that you can do to figure out your next steps, but let’s talk about one of my all-time favourite activities – mind mapping.