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Do You Really Have Good Quality Control?

10/11/2017
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Good quality control comes from an ongoing commitment and not by accident. Too many leaders leave these important issues to chance, which makes the business vulnerable when something changes over time. You may not notice the change but your customers will. You lost your focus and that carries a price. In this week's 2 Minute [...] The post Do You Really Have Good Quality Control? appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:03:43


Overstimulated at Work

10/4/2017
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Feeling overstimulated at work is a common problem. It's that sense of being overwhelmed and unable to focus on your important projects. You just seem to go from one distraction to another. In this week's 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast, we'll talk about how you can remove some the feeling of being overstimulated at work. It [...] The post Overstimulated at Work appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:03:34


How to Handle Employee Complaints

9/27/2017
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Employee complaints are part of the job for a leader but what are you doing to resolve the problems? Sometimes you have a dig a little to find a solution. In this week's 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast, you'll learn a way to get to the bottom of your employee complaints by using a trick from [...] The post How to Handle Employee Complaints appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:04:00


How Smart People Seek Out Business Advice

9/20/2017
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To get a professional edge, you should consider how smart people seek out business advice at work. They usually don't have to go far to find it because they take advantage of potentially untapped expertise in their business. Good advice is a powerful currency that can prevent mistakes and allow you to become more effective [...] The post How Smart People Seek Out Business Advice appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:04:11


How to Give Better Feedback

9/13/2017
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It's okay if you're unsure how to give better feedback. Giving feedback isn't a skill that's taught in school. Suddenly, you may find yourself needing to inspire and guide others but may feel like you're missing the playbook. Feedback can be a great tool for improvement or a barrier to someone's personal development. The difference [...] The post How to Give Better Feedback appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:04:03


Why You’re Judged at Work

9/6/2017
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There's a good chance you're judged at work and it may be for reasons you never would have considered. We all can have little quirks that limit our professional potential. You then become known for these negative qualities. In this week's 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast, you'll learn how easily this judgement process starts and what [...] The post Why You’re Judged at Work appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:04:18


How to Get More Done at Work

8/30/2017
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How do you get more done at work if you're not sure why you're at your best? That's a question you need to think about if you want to improve your performance and productivity at work. This consideration may also identify low value tasks that eat up your valuable time. In this week's 2 Minute [...] The post How to Get More Done at Work appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:04:42


How to Stop Working on Vacation

8/23/2017
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If the pressures of your job see you unable to stop working on vacation, then you are part of a growing problem. Recent research has found that more and more people check in with the office during their downtime. And some bring work in their suitcase during their vacations. This undermines the goal of a [...] The post How to Stop Working on Vacation appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:04:42


What’s Your Business Chorus?

8/16/2017
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The chorus of a song helps remind you of certain themes and major points. In your business, do you have a similar reminder system, where you celebrate your big picture goals? If you're not restating these goals, there's a good chance the song may be changing and certain priorities are being forgotten. In this week's [...] The post What’s Your Business Chorus? appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:02:57


HR Policies: Challenges and Opportunities

8/9/2017
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While HR policies can shape an organization, they can also hurt its productivity. The common complaint from Human Resource departments is that they have too many rules. As a result, they spend much of their time policing HR policies, some of which are out of date. This isn't a problem restricted to the HR world. [...] The post HR Policies: Challenges and Opportunities appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:03:35


Losing a Great Employee

8/2/2017
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While losing a great employee can hurt your organization, have you thought much about making sure the replacement is set up for success? This about more than trying to hit the jackpot with another candidate and hope you'll have great results. Sometimes success is about the work that's done before and being able to easily [...] The post Losing a Great Employee appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:03:56


Still Time to Improve Your Productivity in 2017

7/26/2017
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As we enter the second half of the year, there's still time to improve your productivity in 2017. For many, the unexpected or other challenges may have delayed the improvement plans you had at the end of 2016. As a result, you're feeling frustrated. In this edition of the 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast, you'll learn [...] The post Still Time to Improve Your Productivity in 2017 appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:04:23


Improve Employee Engagement Through Communication

7/19/2017
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You can improve employee engagement, with your team, though communication. Very often, healthy conversations about a job do not happen until the employee has reached an exit interview or an annual review. Why wait until then to uncover potential opportunities and actual challenges? In this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast, you’ll learn how to start [...] The post Improve Employee Engagement Through Communication appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:03:53


More Tips for How to Hire Your Next Director of Communications

7/12/2017
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Let’s continue our discussion for how to hire your next Director of Communications. It’s an important position that defines your internal and external communication. It’s understandable if you’re not sure how to get started as the job requirements are constantly changing. In this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast, you’ll learn important questions to ask about [...] The post More Tips for How to Hire Your Next Director of Communications appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:04:49


The Smart Way to Hire Your Next Director of Communications

7/5/2017
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A successful business can become paralyzed with fear when it comes time to hire its next Director of Communications. The position, which features ever-changing needs, can be a tough one to properly fill. What if there was a way for you to better prepare to screen the candidates who might get this important job? After [...] The post The Smart Way to Hire Your Next Director of Communications appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:05:00


Will You Commit to Improving Your Productivity?

6/28/2017
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Long term success is often rooted in an ongoing commitment to improving your productivity. It's about making smart choices and not being tempted by shortcuts. As a result, performance improves. In this week's 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast, you'll go into what may be a surprising place to learn about this positive commitment to improving your [...] The post Will You Commit to Improving Your Productivity? appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:03:29


Stop Ignoring Problems at Work

6/21/2017
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Ignoring problems at work doesn’t remove the pain that people feel from the problems. It’s often a go-to strategy when the solution is out of reach or very difficult to achieve. What if you could address the problem, making people feel better about it, even if you couldn’t solve it? In this week’s 2 Minute [...] The post Stop Ignoring Problems at Work appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:03:27


Silencing a Talkative Coworker

6/14/2017
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Do you have a talkative coworker who eats away at your productive time? It’s not that you’re unsocial. You’ve got a lot to do and can’t devote the bulk of your time to small talk. But the talkative coworker won’t go away. This is a real life problem for many and a fan of my [...] The post Silencing a Talkative Coworker appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:04:11


Get Your Weekends Back From Work

6/7/2017
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To maintain balance, you need to get your weekends back from work. For more and more people, time off has become catch up time for your job. While this can’t be avoided in certain cases, it’s becoming the norm for many. Before long, off hours are more of a concept than a reality. In this [...] The post Get Your Weekends Back From Work appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:04:44


How to End Infighting at Work

5/31/2017
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It’s in your best interest to end infighting at work. When people fill their days with gossip and scheming, very little thought or time goes toward their actual jobs. As a result, productivity and morale plummet. In this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast, you’ll learn how to spot some of the signs of these disagreements. [...] The post How to End Infighting at Work appeared first on Ken Okel.

Duration: 00:04:45

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