Leverage the 5S Process

processDo you want to improve productivity, organize your workspace, and simplify your life?

If so, leverage the power of 5S.

This is a process by which you can get rid of what you do not need and organize what remains so you spend the least amount of time retrieving the item.

This process can be applied to your workspace, your home, your business – just about any space can be improved with this process.

I have described the five steps below to help you further understand how to take action with it: Read more

Processes are the Key to Increased Productivity

productivityHave you ever thought about a way to improve your productivity?

The answer lies in having processes that make you as efficient and effective as possible.

If you think about it, almost everything we do can be done as a process.

Here are just a few examples: Morning routine, making breakfast, working on your inbox, answering emails, conducting meetings, creating a project work plan, strategic planning.

Our key to improving our efficiency and effectiveness is to continuously improve our processes.

Here is a simple method that can be used to increase your productivity with processes: Read more

The Value of Serving

servingHave you ever thought about the value of serving?

It is not only the recipient that benefits but we become better people as well.

We can serve our spouses, our employees, our customers, our family and others.

Serving becomes a mindset, and as we help others with their needs we grow as people.

Here are a few benefits of serving our customers and our people: Read more

How to Communicate Effectively

communicateOne of the greatest challenges we all face is to communicate effectively.

Effective communication can lead to better relationships and better teamwork. We also need to communicate more effectively during presentations.

Whether we are communicating one on one, to a small group or a large audience, there are some basic ways we can plan and execute to help us communicate effectively.

Here are five ways to make sure our communication works: Read more

The Value of a Personal Development Plan

personal developmentDo you have a personal development plan?

A document that provides a plan for areas for which you want to receive education and training?

It can be areas you are just interested in learning about and you are not really sure why.

It can also serve as a roadmap to help you learn what is needed to move your learning along in the right direction.

I have personally found that with the plan I become more focused. Without the plan I can waste time moving from topic to topic, things that either do not hold much interest or are not what I should be focusing on to achieve my goals.

Remember that most people do not have a personal development plan, so if you take the time to create one you will make more progress over time than you otherwise would.

Here are some reasons to develop a Personal Development Plan: Read more