Archive for May, 2012
Many workers describe e-mail as the bane of their existence. The constant barrage of digital communication interferes with productivity. Mark Hurst, 39, a business consultant and author of the book Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-Mail Overload, has devised a method he says will change your life by managing your e-mail inbox.
Source: Forbes.com, Peter Sherrard, 2012
My recent column, 8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses, drew a flood of responses. But there’s one thing I didn’t mention: An extraordinary boss communicates his expectations clearly to his team. That way, everyone understands what it will take to make your company succeed.
With that in mind: If you are the boss, you’ll want to share this column with your team, because it will make your job a heck of a lot easier. And if by chance you’re not the boss, memorize this column–because it contains the key to long-term success.
Here are the rules for keeping your boss happy:
1. Be true to your word.
Your boss wants to trust you. Really. Therefore, whenever you accept an assignment, follow through religiously, even fanatically. Do what you say you’re going to do. Never overcommit, and avoid hedging your bets with vague statements like “I’ll try” and “maybe.” Instead, make your word carry real weight.
Source: Inc.com, Geoffrey James, April 30, 2012