But what is Quadrant 2? How do you use it? And how can you use Quadrant 2 to boost productivity? Quadrant 2 is the area of Stephen Covey’s time management matrix that includes tasks that are important, but not urgent. As Covey explains in The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, Quadrant 2 is the most important quadrant and to be productive, you need to spend most of your time in Quadrant 2. Working toward Quadrant 2 is an ongoing process that will be a consistent part of the 7 habits. Learn how to identify Quadrant 2 tasks to be
What is “Golden Circle” marketing? Is it more effective than other marketing strategies? Golden Circle marketing is a marketing strategy promoted by Simon Sinek in his book Start with Why. Golden Circle marketing depends on your WHY, your central belief. It’s the concept that motivates you to get out of bed in the morning. In terms of an organization, it’s the reason you’re in business. We’ll cover examples of Golden Circle marketing and look at how to use Golden Circle Marketing to maintain a successful business.
Do you believe you have the potential to grow? If you do, you likely have a growth mindset. If you believe that your intelligence and abilities are fixed, you likely have a fixed mindset. We’ll cover Carol Dweck’s growth and fixed mindsets and why the belief in your own potential to grow is one of the most powerful mindsets you can have.
A common change in many people’s lives involves their jobs. Jobs and careers aren’t static. If your job is redefined or eliminated, applying the principles in “Who Moved My Cheese” can help you with dealing with change at work successfully. We’ll cover the seven steps of successfully dealing with change in the workplace, including examples of each of the steps. Learning how to deal with change at work can be hard, but it’s an essential skill to develop, and these strategies from “Who Moved My Cheese” are the secret.
Who are examples of weak leaders in the history of CEOs? Why did they fail so spectacularly? Could those failures have been avoided? We’ll look at three weak leaders, all CEOs, whose fixed mindsets caused them to sacrifice their companies for their egos. Learn from their mistakes to benefit your entire organization.
What is a “growth mindset” culture? How do you cultivate it in your organization? Why should you? We’ll cover the basic elements of a growth mindset culture and discuss why it’s so important to an organization’s success.
What are the advantages of checklists? How can they make you more efficient and less liable to make careless mistakes at work and at home? We’ll cover the benefits it checklists and look at examples of the advantages of checklists in the worlds of aviation and medicine.
People are pretty amazing: we can predict dangerous storms, explore distant planets, and save people from life-threatening conditions and injuries. Yet highly trained, experienced, and capable people regularly make avoidable mistakes. Do you ever wonder how to avoid silly mistakes? In The Checklist Manifesto, Boston surgeon Atul Gawande contends the reason is that knowledge and complexity in many fields have exceeded the capacity of any individual to get everything right. Under pressure, we make simple mistakes and overlook the obvious. Drawing lessons from spectacular successes and failures in recent years, he argues that the solution is a checklist. While not a
Highly trained, experienced, and capable people regularly make avoidable mistakes. Some can be fatal. After experiencing his own mistakes and observing those of colleagues, Boston surgeon Atul Gawande set out to learn why smart people make avoidable errors and how to prevent them. This is how to avoid mistakes at work. We’ll cover why people make mistakes at work, especially in certain professions, and how to avoid mistakes at work.
What are the two most powerful and effective types of checklists? How do you create them to increase your efficiency and avoid careless mistakes? We’ll cover the two types of checklists–the Do-Confirm and the Read-Do–and discuss how to decide which one is right for you and your situation.