To-do-lists are a great way to keep your tasks organized and at hand whenever you need them. However, too many items on your list are a pest. They just cause a feeling of being overwhelmed and burdened. It is important to keep your to-do-list short and precise. Here are a few essential ways in which you can get it done.
In over 25 years of working with entrepreneurs and managers to better align their businesses with the future, we have learned that even the best vision is useless if you don’t communicate it effectively. And in such a way that it arrives in the minds, hearts and hands of your employees and is consistently aimed at as a vision of the future in day-to-day business. Because without implementation, your vision remains only a dream.
That’s why the work really starts here. 10 steps can be learned from the successful visionaries, which massively increase the chances of success: (Article is in German)
- Leave your comfort zone
- Take ‘Vision’ literally
- Communicate, communicate, communicate.
- Stop everything that does not support your mission and vision
- Help your employees to recognize their contribution
- Give your employees more freedom and responsibility
- Encourage positive thinking and action
- Identify an accountability partner for your vision
- Be well organized
- Stay persistent.
In a complex and fast changing environment detailed planning becomes ever more difficult. The best way to get the benefits of daily or weekly planning without wasting energy on plans that will never live up to their promises is to adopt a more relaxed approach to it.
Focus is key to productivity. Organize your mind, your environment and your systems in a simple manner that support your focus. Here is how.
A tickler provides an easy way to get organized with time-sensitive documents and tasks. It is a proven system to go about it when there is a lot on your plate. Here is, how a tickler file makes your life easier.
This article will allow you to get more work done in a shorter period, allowing your business to expand. Let’s look at a few simple things that your company can implement to help boost productivity.
There’s a zoo of productivity tools out there. Hundreds of different solutions want to help us to become better organized. This article takes a look at when to use which type of tool.
- Tickler Files
What are they best used for and what are the drawbacks?
I believe that especially today, when our economy, society and technologies are changing rapidly, at a time when nothing is predictable and no business is safe, we need more people with a strong vision for the future: for themselves, for their companies and for humanity.
Today, I published an article on this topic in the creating corporate cultures blog of the Bertelsmann Foundation.
Read the full article here (in German)
Have you ever had more to does on your agenda than you could handle that day? Did you ever want to remind yourself of something on a specific date? There might be a very simple solution:
Use a tickler file to organize your stuff. It literally “tickles” your mind when you need it.
How does it work? This short article on fortythree.me describes in nicely.
In our speeches and keynotes, we often ask three questions:
1. Who believes that a clear vision, a vision that inspires, is known to everyone in the company and to which everybody can align his daily work brings a great competitive advantage to a company?
Result: approval of 100 percent.
2. Who works in a company that has such a vision?Continue reading “Making Vision Work”