Five Tips for Working Through Your Over-commitment
Most of us come to work wanting to do a good job. Most of us intentionally sign up for, commit to, and engage in things we expect to succeed at. Most of us have a desire to get involved and be an active participant, for the betterment of ourselves or our organization. But sometimes this means we take on more than we can handle. Sometimes we...
4 Key Ingredients to a Solid Working Relationship
2 Tips for Even Better Voicemail
Recently, we offered 7 tips for even better phone calls.
This topic sparked a really great conversation, both internally and with many of our readers, about phone etiquette. It also got us thinking about what happens when we don’t make an actual connection. What happens when one of us doesn’t pick up the call?
7 Tips for Even Better Phone Calls
Many of us have felt the significant increase in unsolicited phone calls to our cell phones, homes phones, and even work phones, in the last couple years. We’re getting calls about various products and services we may or may not want. We’re getting calls about political campaigns or polls we may or may not want to participate in. And can you believe that just...
Three Tips to Reframe to the Positive
We’ve all had those days where we feel like things are spiraling out of control. For me it usually starts with a missed alarm; perhaps I forgot to set it, or perhaps I slept right through it. By the time I wake up I’m already running a little bit late, which, inevitably means something else will go wrong. It might be a spill that requires cleaning up –...
Before the Ice Cream in Lane 7 Starts Melting
Four Words of Caution When Promoting a Culture of Even Better
We’ve talked before about the four benefits of promoting a culture of even better. While we believe in those benefits, we also want to offer a couple words of caution to go with them.
Four Benefits of Promoting a Culture of Even Better
Here at Your Clear Next Step, we have long believed in and practiced creating a culture of even better. What is that? Well, it is the relentless pursuit of continuous improvement. It is a cultural and organization-wide acknowledgment that we have both the desire and the ability to make today even better than yesterday, tomorrow even better...