Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type advice for people who want to start working for themselves.
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Free Day Breakthroughs from Strategic Coach

Now is a great time to review your Free Day strategy.

 

The three biggest obstacles to taking Free Days are panic, guilt, and confusion:

  • Panic: “I’ll take Free Days when this is all over.”
  • Guilt: “How can I take a vacation when my team has to work?”
  • Confusion: “What will I do if I’m not at work?”

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Why All The Fuss With Outsourcing?

In layman’s terms, it’s the process of getting another company or organization to do something (perform a function, process, or service) on your behalf.  Outsourcing has been going on much longer than anyone’s had a term for it.  You likely outsource some things in your life – for example:

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Embrace Your Dark Side: How I Learned to Let Go of Who I Am Not

By Al Winseman, D.Min., Senior Learning and Development Consultant, Gallup

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We hear a lot in the world of strengths about managing, rather than fixing, our areas of lesser or non-talent. That’s good advice. But to truly overcome the barriers our non-talents can present in our lives, we need to do more than manage them: We need to embrace them. Let me explain.
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Negotiation Starts With Assumptions

I attended a Negotiation Seminar 2 weeks ago. It was fascinating to be in a room of mostly Caucausian North American men. Coming from the Far East, it’s interesting that most of the tips that the facilitator discussed has been an innate skill for me. I would like to share with you the article they’ve written.

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What’s Your Sentence?

This month I started re-reading Daniel Pink’s “A Whole New Mind.”  This book was published six years ago.  However, last year he shared in Oprah Winfrey’s Network TV how you can use Pink’s tools, tips, and strategies to implement the theories and concepts in his book.  In lieu of changing my brand, this is one of my favorites.

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The New ABCs Of Selling

Last week I got an email from a financial advisor asking me to share an article of what’s the difference between a product or a service in an intangible world and what’s the difference between a salesman and a trusted advisor.

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If you can extend your life, what will be your focus now?

The Lifetime Extender is a tool about taking ownership of your future and creating a big vision. It’s a concept that allows you to use your lifetime as an inspiring goal-setting and planning tool so you can align your daily actions with your most important lifetime goals.

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Is Quality of Life for your Employees one of your Company Goals?

Have you ever wondered how happy your employees are and why should you even care about that?

 

Here is a fact that might be interesting to you: According to Harvard Business Review happy employees have an average 31% higher productivity, their sales are 37% higher, their creativity is three times higher. Think about that, what would a 37% increase in sales do for your company’s bottom line? So take your income from last year and imagine a 37% increase. Wow! So let me ask you again, have you ever really thought about what you could do to make your employees happier? Well, it is the 5th areas we are going to talk about and it’s called Quality of Life Audit. What does this audit do? It increases employees’ productivity, champion the company’s vision and mission and most importantly increases your revenue.
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Do You Have A Team You Can Trust?

Here’s a video I did last year: http://vimeo.com/45845848

What does it cost you to hire and train a new employee?

Well, actually there’s a study out there and the cost to hire a new employee is $57,968.00. This is staggering for those companies.

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