Whether it’s a big problem or a small issue if you keep tripping on in and can’t seem to solve or resolve the issue, you could be creatively stuck. I think we all know what it’s like to feel creatively stuck. But what is the answer or what can you do … well let’s try talking to yourself! This approach is designed to capture the mind to focus on the issue and look at it from all sides as well as use the clumsiness of conversation to get unstuck. The reason I tried and use this method is because I want to solve problems and not keep ruminating on them. I do this by speaking the problems through with different imaginary personas: course lecturer; teacher, friend, relative and so on. For each one I adopt a different conversational style, each one helping to shape and refine the problem, the idea and ultimately the solution.
Lighting a fire under an employee is not near as effective as lighting a fire within an employee. Incorporating employee recognition/appreciation programs and tools will help to enhance employee satisfaction and aid retention.
Overview : Engaging your employees starting with the on-boarding process is important to having [...]
While laying off people might seem like an easy approach to cutting costs. And, doing the act as quickly as possible will provide a path to move forward. Think again because layoffs cause all types of disruptions to your remaining employees and good chance, they will start looking for employment elsewhere. Mass layoffs affect not only those who lose their jobs, but also those who stay behind.
Overview : The best employee retention strategies address the reasons employees are leaving the [...]
Communication has a direct influence on your organization’s overall experience. Want a more successful, profitable company and a place that people want to return day after day? Start with good communication.
Overview : Keeping up with marketing deadlines and schedules can be stressful for everyone [...]
Using jargon, buzzwords, idioms or terminology associated with marketing can sometimes leave your audience confused. If the audience doesn't understand what you are presenting they could outright reject your ideas or put barriers in place that derails the project or idea.
Businesses can and should build strong customer communities. Give your customers a purpose for choosing your company, provide a sense of belonging and being heard and respected all which leads to building a stronger brand.
Psychologists find that when we admit we were wrong, it doesn’t make us look less competent but it rather displays honesty and a willingness to learn. Is your organization creating a culture of learning and working on become better by challenging and trying new processes or systems.? In this podcast, I cover ways to become a learning, more successful organization.