Our Corporate Life
July 27, 2010   •   Volume 1, Issue 15   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    

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In This Issue
♦  Feature Article: Persuading Others
Ask Amanda: Why do I constantly have difficulty getting information from people, when I ask for the same information every month?
♦  Practical Tips: Increase Your Efficiency
Persuading Others

Being persuasive is an excellent skill to have in management. Helping others see the value of your team’s ideas/suggestions/solutions and enlisting support early can eliminate misunderstandings regarding intent, and reduce or even avoid friction in your environment. Prepare the way for your team so that appropriate solutions have a chance to be executed. read more

Thought to Ponder An open mind eliminates a closed future.
Practical Tips: Increase Your Efficiency

It is amazing how much time you can spend on routine tasks like reading/answering e-mail, voicemail and phone calls. Take control of these tasks to increase your efficiency.

Be More Strategic
Often people respond based on who is the most persistent or what comes in most recently.    read more

 ask Amanda
Question: Every month we need specific information from accounting and it's like pulling teeth to get it--and every month we're making the same request!! Grrrr…!?
G.F., Tampa, FL
Amanda Mitchell

Seems like this fits in with Einstein’s definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Clearly something is not working well between you and your accounting group. It’s incumbent upon you to determine what that “something” is and address it.    read more

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