personal effectiveness

Align4Profit Leadership Development Blog

In the following posts of the Align4Profit leadership development blog, you’ll find fascinating news, helpful advice, and easy-to-implement leader-as-coach techniques and tips for leaders in all kinds of organizations.

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January 24, 2018
compelling conversations

Leading Is Talking

Leading Is Talking Think of your workplace and count the astounding number of conversations, debates, disagreement, negotiations, and feedback discussions that take place daily, monthly, or yearly. Why do your […]
January 23, 2018
compelling conversatons

Bring it Up! The skill to successfully Bring Up! any conversations will lead to better performance.

Bring it Up! The skill to successfully Bring Up! any conversations will lead to better performance. One could suggest, among the variety of definitions of leadership, that leadership is made […]
January 22, 2018
effective meeting management

What do good managers do once the meeting is over?

What do good managers do once the meeting is over? We love to hate meetings. But since they aren’t going away any time soon, we should think of ways to […]
January 21, 2018
effective meeting management

Ugh! Another dreaded meeting to attend!

Ugh! Another dreaded meeting to attend! Too many meetings drag on without participants discussing the real problems. People talk around the important issues, check their mobile devices, introduce unrelated topics, […]
January 18, 2018
leadership attraction powers

Say what? Compelling Conversations Are Key To Great Management

Say what? Compelling Conversations Are Key To Great Management Your managers’ main job is getting work done through others. Excelling at that responsibility relies on the quality of the relationships […]
January 18, 2018
effective meeting management

Failing to plan effective meetings, means you might be planning to fail

Failing to plan effective meetings, means you might be planning to fail If you were to evaluate your managers on running effective meetings, what would success look like? One of […]
January 17, 2018
effective meeting management

Poor meetings cost an average of $37 billion in the U.S.

Poor meetings cost an average of $37 billion in the U.S. Every day 83 million people attend 11.5 million meetings. Meetings are an essential part of corporate life. Yet far […]
January 16, 2018

Motivate your team by celebrating Progress

Motivate your team by celebrating Progress In my 5 Drivers to Really Motivate Employees, I started discussing my RAMPP model for motivation. Now it’s time to outline the second ‘P’ […]
January 15, 2018

Motivate your team by connecting their work to Purpose

Motivate your team by connecting their work to Purpose In my 5 Drivers to Really Motivate Employees I started discussing my RAMPP model for motivation. Now it’s time to outline […]
January 14, 2018

Motivate your team by helping them with Mastery

Motivate your team by helping them with Mastery In my 5 Drivers to Really Motivate Employees I started discussing my RAMPP model for motivation with the ‘R’ for Relatedness. Then […]
January 13, 2018

Motivate your team by giving them Autonomy

Motivate your team by giving them Autonomy Imagine you were alone in the office, no one to direct your work. What would you do? You may think it is the […]
January 12, 2018

5 Drivers to Really Motivate Employees

5 Drivers to Really Motivate Employees Managers want to motivate their people, but drivers of motivation are as different for each employee as the uniqueness of each individual employee. How […]
January 11, 2018
heads productivity

4 Smart Practices for Focused Leaders

4 Smart Practices for Focused Leaders Disciplined and repeatable practices are the keys to hyper-productivity. How do the best performers start their day, manage their energy during the day, and […]
January 10, 2018

Boost your team’s productivity by avoiding burnout

Boost your team’s productivity by avoiding burnout Heavy workloads, managing multiple priorities, and being bombarded with information result in stress and burnout. Therefore top performers view relaxation as an investment […]
January 8, 2018

Are your leaders unhealthily obsessed with work emails?

Are your leaders unhealthily obsessed with work emails? What is the cost to your organization when your leaders are less productive? We all need time to recharge our brains, and […]
January 8, 2018

Are your leaders unhealthily obsessed with work emails?

Are your leaders unhealthily obsessed with work emails? What is the cost to your organization when your leaders are less productive? We all need time to recharge our brains, and […]
January 1, 2018

Will 2018 be the year your managers take back their lives and their productivity?

Will 2018 be the year your managers take back their lives and their productivity? Small changes in how they manage their time and tweak their personal effectiveness can lead to […]
December 18, 2017

How can you build resilience during the holidays?

How can you build resilience during the holidays? Being able to respond positively to constantly evolving challenges, acquiring new skills, and assuming additional responsibilities will help people succeed in any […]
December 11, 2017

Help your managers set high-quality goals for 2018

Help your managers set high-quality goals for 2018 Research shows that 45% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions, while only 8% are successful in in achieving them. Around this time […]