Wouldn’t it be lovely to have more free time?
Simon Phillips, The Change Man has been helping managers in all sectors to regain control over their lives and 22 days is the average amount of time they have regained through implementing his strategies (by their own measure).
Earlier on this year, we announced that Citrix GoToMeeting was looking sharp following a re-design to make it even simpler and faster to use than ever before. The new design has been well-received and we thought we’d share a few tips to make sure you’re getting the absolute most out of your video conferencing software.
Today was a day in the office for me. Office day’s involve a 650km round trip from my home on the south coast, into the heart of our capital city and then on to our head office. As a remote worker, these days are the exception rather than the rule but serve as an incredibly important part of my remote working experience.
Though we have our hurdles ahead of us, I just want to send a friendly reminder that it does not matter how slowly one goes as long as you do not stop. This is an exciting stage for us, it’s where we learn the rules of the game and the next step is for us to play better than anyone else. These aren’t problems, they’re challenges! And anyway, we should expect problems and eat them for breakfast. I think it was Albert Einstein who said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” But I don’t want to be one of those bosses who throws empty phrases at you so I’ll just say, in my own words: if you can dream it, you can do it, the secret of getting ahead is getting started, and keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Is anyone following me?
The whole point of being a leader is to guide people towards a goal. If you are forging ahead towards your glorious vision but everyone else that you are going to depend on for this vision is milling around in confusion, you are likely to fail. In this case, you are not a leader; you are just a lunatic visionary wandering off on your own into the wilderness.
For many, public speaking is one of the most feared necessities of business. People don’t like to stand up and deliver a presentation to a group – and for some, that fear extends to speaking in front of a virtual audience.
Not everyone has the luxury of having a designer to put together a slide deck.
And not all of us are gifted with being super-creative, which means it can take us literally hours to plan and design a presentation in PowerPoint, Prezi or whatever tool you use.
I’m a fabulous leader: I work hard, stay late, meet deadlines and am great at motivating my team.
Well, I think I am anyway. I suppose there’s a slight chance I could be wrong. The trouble is, it’s very difficult to view oneself objectively. Nobody can see him/herself as others do, and asking your colleagues for their honest opinions of you can be rather awkward to say the least.
Ah, the annual performance review. Whether you’re responsible for writing them or receiving them (or even both), it seems that not everyone is a fan of the process.
According to a poll ran by San Francisco-based consultancy firm Achievers, 98% of US employees believe that annual performance reviews are actually unnecessary. Why is this?
Did you know that 65% of employees would take a new boss over a pay raise? Or that three out of four people count their bosses as the worst and most stressful part of their jobs?
There are few people who relish the opportunity to step out on stage and present, whether that’s in a room packed full of industry experts or an online meeting with senior management. And there are even fewer people who are happy to do this at a moment’s notice. But we’ve all been there…