Category Archives: Personal Skills

Time Management – Learn to Negotiate Your Incoming Tasks/Assignments

Learn to Negotiate Your Incoming Tasks/Assignments Time Management – Negotiate Assignments: John has lots of interruptions. People keep asking him to do things. He wants to be a good team-player, but he also needs to focus on the right tasks, stay in control, and always follow-through on commitments. Watch John as he considers the value […]

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Time Management – What is your “system”?

The “Heap” System is Bad for Your Health Heather’s system is a bit scattered, with 20 to-do items, 40 new emails, 4000 old emails, 5 new texts, sticky notes, piles, note pads from meetings, performance goals, projects … where does it end? Watch the case study to see how Heather manages her work, then answer […]

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Time Management in the Age of Anxiety

Time Management in the Age of Anxiety

Helping Millennials Manage Work and Achieve Goals It seems every day I see a print article or blog post explaining how Millennials face challenges that are different from previous generations.  According to experts, among other things, uncertain futures, pressures to succeed, fear of failure, etc. can cause Millennials to experience anxiety, depression, and a host […]

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Knowledge Workers Create Goal/Project Mind Maps

Ethan learns about Project Mind Maps Knowledge Workers Create Goal/Project Mind Maps Do you ever notice how some people are so eager to get started on their project, they begin immediately without spending much time planning? Now I’m not talking about Project Management Professionals, but individual knowledge workers and managers who end up forgetting about […]

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Performance Management – Scheduling Tasks in Outlook Tasks

Ethan forgets to get his passport Performance Management – Scheduling Tasks in Outlook Tasks … Do you ever notice that some people have a hard time remembering tasks that are not immediately urgent, but important somewhere out in the future? Since it is not something that has to be done now, they will procrastinate, and […]

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Performance Management – Ethan Can’t Remember Performance Goals

Employees forget about goal activities Performance Management leaders assume employees will make steady daily progress toward goals, but many employees focus on urgent, not important activities. This often results in delayed or forgotten goal-related activities – until it is too late. The key is to teach employees a “system” for managing work – one that helps them […]

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Teamwork: The Single Most Untapped Competitive Advantage

Note that although Dupont Learning is an e-learning development and hosting company, our roots (going back to 1988) are in helping organizations, teams and individuals function more effectively through improved personal productivity and team effectiveness skills.  This post from Celeste Barros, regarding the DiSC program, reminded me of how important it is for team members […]

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