Some employees are dreading going back to the office, while others can’t wait. As your staff continues to work from home there are things you can do to keep them motivated.
More and more companies are using computer programs to screen applicants for a job. The problem is that they can over-screen and eliminate many qualified individuals who don’t fit past profiles of candidates.
Like you, I’ve read too many solicitation letters from too many non-profit organizations that ask me to contribute so a particular goal can be met. I can’t think of a less appealing approach.
Some managers are uncomfortable when employees speak up and offer their thoughts. Yet, good ideas can come from anyone, so it’s a good idea to let your workers express their point of view, even if it makes you uncomfortable.
A majority of workers recently surveyed said they wasted more than an hour a day at work. There are five things you can do if you have to deal with a lazy employee who isn’t carrying their weight.
The heads of nonprofits should know their major donors. People want to know the people behind the organizations they want to support. If executives are able to build an honest relationship with their donors, it will be easier to ask for financial support in the future.
If your job postings are not getting the caliber of applicants that you were hoping to find, you might want to take a look at your job description. It should clearly describe the job but also ‘sell’ the opportunity to potential applicants.
While you don’t need to be best friends with everyone you work with, dealing with a coworker that causes you stress will hurt your performance and possibly damage your reputation if projects are completed on time. Here are some tips for dealing with the problem colleague.
On this edition of LEADERSHIP PLUS, we answer commonly asked questions: How to handle a micromanaging boss, how to avoid getting bogged down with emails, prepare for the most important question in a job interview, and how to stay productive while working from home?
If you are the ‘boss’ how would people describe you? Do people want to work with you? Here are 5 things that will make you the boss everyone wants to work with.
It’s never a good idea to ignore unmotivated workers. They won’t suddenly wake up one day with a burst of motivation. Here are some things you can do.
Continuing our series on how you can use Evernote to be more productive, we explore setting up notes and tags. Plus important emails.
We’ve heard of situations where employees are dismissed for insubordination. But how do you know when one of your workers has become insubordinate or just being difficult? And does insubordination mean automatic dismissal?
There are unhappy and disruptive workers in every workplace. The job of the manager is to address these issues. Research is beginning to show us how best to deal with difficult workers.
“Every idea you have and everything you need to do should be written down.” That’s the subject of today’s LEADERSHIP PLUS.
Some employees love to pepper their managers with questions about a strategy or steps to complete a project. While that can actually be helpful, it can also be a detriment to getting work done. Here are some ideas on how managers can address the person who always wants their own way.
Have you had to deal with employees who have a bad attitude, challenge authority or ignore deadlines? Every manager must sooner or later deal with challenging workers. Here are the top 8 warning signs.
Evernote is a powerful online tool that will help increase your productivity by allowing you to keep your notes and files in one place, searchable and sharable. In part 1 of this introductory series, we show you how to get started and how to use notebooks within Evernote.
Did you ever receive or send an email in which your tone has been misinterpreted? Here are six tips to avoid confusion.
We all complain about having too many meetings, but think we schedule more. Here are some tips for when you should say ‘no’ to another meeting, and when they are essential.
In his book “Getting Things Done”, productivity guru David Allen discusses the benefits of putting everything that you are thinking about, or have to do, on lists. One of them is the “Someday Maybe List.” It is for things that you want to do in the future. In this conversation, Allen tells Dave Edwards how to keep it from becoming your ‘good intentions’ list.
It is a well known fact that ‘leaders are readers.” Periodically, I like to share some books you might consider reading if you are interested in improving your leadership skills. Mind Over Clutter – Nicola Lewis Does a messy desk always mean a messy mind? If you find that you are not as organized asContinue reading “Dave’s Leadership Library”
During a job hunt, you might be happy to get one offer. But what happens when you get two offers at the same time. Here are some tips on how you can evaluate them so you end up in the job that is right for you.
In order to be helpful, evaluations must be structured effectively or they may be perceived as a waste of time. Even though the process can take a lot of time and be unpopular, the basis for all evaluations should be well articulated measurable goals. Use this as an opportunity to coach your staff. That’s the subject of this LEADERSHIP PLUS.
Some managers encourage their workers to work long hours. But if you don’t have a work-life balance, you could be risking your health.
If you want to end up in a job or a career that you enjoy, be prepared to do your homework.
Since the onset of the Coronavirus, your staff has been working from home. What happens after everyone has been vaccinated? What if your staff still wants to work from home? Here are some things to consider.
I used to struggle with writing reports, but because of a system that I have perfected, I have been able to write two books with two more on the way. Now I find writing less overwhelming.
Even though you might have a vision for your organization or department, it is not always easy to convey it to others. We can learn how from observing Presidents Kennedy, Eisenhower and others.
Managing multiple projects at the same time can be stressful. But there are ways in which you can keep them moving forward without losing your sanity.
A lot of organizations are expressing the need to improve their staff diversity. But progress continues to be slow. Your approach to diversity will benefit you in many ways.
Admitting your error and saying sorry is the right thing to do whether you are the boss or not. But if you are the boss, it is even more important as it demonstrates humility and your moral values.
Do you find it hard to focus while working from home during Covid-19. Is work blending into your home life? Productivity expert David Allen shares his thoughts with Dave Edwards.
Digital note-taking has improved my productivity and information accessibility. If taking notes is not second nature to you, or if you can’t find the notes you make, consider developing system like the one that has worked for me.
A survey shows 83 percent of CEOs want their workers back in the office as soon as people are fascinated against the Coronavirus. The problem is that only 10 percent of workers want to come back.
My world changed when I read the phrase, “Your brain is for having ideas, not holding ideas.”
We all try to remember too many things. As a result, we forget important items and get easily distracted. There is a way we can clear our minds for increased concentration.
When it is time to leave your current job, don’t jump. Develop a job search strategy.
By 2025, Millennials will represent 75% of the working population. How are you planning to keep them engaged and with your organization? Or, are you resigned to the fact that they will move on if they can find a job that pays more than you can afford? That’s the subject of today’s LEADERSHIP PLUS.
I’ve developed a system to keep track of tasks that I’ve assigned to others so that deadlines are kept. It’s also a good way of keeping tabs on promises that people make to me.
On this LEADERSHIP PLUS, we explore a more effective fundraising method that will help your nonprofit succeed.
A job can be like a relationship. If you don’t put in the work, it can grow stale. If you job no longer excites you and you are tempted to move on, think through some of these ideas.
If you don’t have time to read leadership books, but still want to be a great manager, I have ideas for you.
When it comes to destroying your productivity, text messages are becoming the new email.
Have you made a resolution to find a new job? Perhaps you are no longer satisfied with your current job, but are wondering if this is the time to launch a search for new employment? Before you take the next step, there are some questions you can ask yourself about whether this is the right time.
A Gallup poll that showed the main reason why people leave their jobs is that they don’t feel appreciated.
And yet, many managers spend a lot of time trying to improve a slacking employee while ignoring the top flight worker.
Even though 2020 was not the kind of year any of us had expected, I am truly honored by the number of people who I have gotten to work with and coach. I am grateful for the wonderful comments I have received on my blog, book, online course, and videos.
Today on LEADERSHIP PLUS, you may think something you say is funny, but the person on the receiving end may not. We explore how what you say at work, can get you in trouble and sideline your career.
Everyone wants to be respected, but you have to earn it. You can’t go to the store and buy a bucket of respect.
Today on Leadership Plus, while some struggle with the concept of cash reserves, nonprofit leadership always appreciates forward thinking during a time of crisis. You especially appreciate a strategy like this when you face a recession or even a pandemic and fundraising declines.