Test yourself on Leadership Skills

Are you a good leader? Self-aware leaders probably ask themselves that question.  Here we take a look at how Google measures leadership.  It equally applies to the small end of town as well. yellow belt 

How to Double Your Personal Productivity in Under Two Weeks

There just never seems to be enough time in the life of a manager to
get all the things queued up in front of you done.

Do you know that feeling?

It doesn’t have to be like that though.

Two simple skills can make you up to 16 times more productive!

Read on to see how you can double your personal productivity in two weeks.

How to Do Your Life Plan

The old adage that ‘money isn’t everything’ is very true.  Wealth, in its own right, is a pretty limited description of what goes together to make a life worth living.  In 12Faces, we stress the need for a clear sense of direction for your business by way of having clear goals.  This Recipe covers similar ground for yourselfYellow Belt

Personal Development Tip bits

Remember the old saying “physician, heal thy self”. It means that before a doctor works on others, they should get their own life and health together. The same thing applies to working on your business.  You are going to be the ‘main mover and shaker’ in your business so, just like playing a musical instrument, your business is only going to be as good as you are. Advancing your personal development is a key factor.  Yellow Belt

LB4: Getting Stuff Done When There is Lots

As a business manager, there is always more to be done than you possibly have time for.  If you want to work reasonable hours and have a life outside the business, you will have to prioritise what you do.  This article describes several techniques that can help you reduce the often seemingly overwhelming number of things you have to do to a more manageable approach.  If you don’t learn to manage the workload, you will find yourself flitting from one task to another and not getting much of importance done. This article is a Yellow Belt tool to help you manage all the “stuff” to do.  

Peter Principle: Promotion to Incompetency

Laurence J Peters in his book “The Peter Principle” (Peters & Hull, 1969) argues that people are likely to be promoted until they reach a point where they are unacceptably incompetent.  At this point, they are unlikely to be promoted any further (at least in a well ordered organisation) because they are no longer competent and so remain at that level indefinitely.  The great worry about this is that they are incompetent at this level so the organisation is impacted by the presence of these incompetent people. Yellow Belt

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