Efficient and Effective Need to Be Balanced
Effective gets the job done, but not necessarily efficiently — and vice versa
Abraham Lincoln said a lot of cool stuff, but for the purposes of this article, we’re going to focus on one quote in particular.
I’d spend the first four hours sharpening the ax.”
Efficiency is more than being able to get a bunch of stuff accomplished in a short period of time.
If you really want to be efficient and effective, you need to be able to get something done correctly on the first try… and, okay, the more of those things you can fit into your day, the better.
The Rate of Change of Technology Is Now Faster Than It Takes to Attend a 4-Year College
It is becoming imperative to learn skills that teach us how to think as opposed to what to think
If you run a business, it can be important that you work alongside your team to help them to achieve the best that they can as individuals and as a whole.
This is key to business success, as motivated and multi-skilled employees are the key driving force behind any successful venture.
While this may seem like a daunting task, however, there was lots of ways that you can help you colleagues make the most of their talents and grow professionally.
It is important that you listen to your employees to discover what skills they feel that they would like to improve on and gain, and listen to their individual needs because no two people are the same.
Yes, some development needs may apply to the whole of your company and others will be personal to people on your team, but you will need to determine the facts before deciding on a long-term strategy.
A Video Perspective On Just How Fast Things Are Changing
In only 6 years time, many of the original notations have passed… What’s next?
Updating this post has proved to be interesting — the original video was published in 2007 (6 years ago as of this update).
It is entertaining as well as informative to view all 3 videos — and you will see why with just viewing the first…
To see all 3 versions of this video, just click the ‘read more’ button…read more
Many employers say they cannot find the skills they need for the work that needs to be done. Being on-top of your software is becoming imperative, not to mention a wise decision. Guest post by Sarah Del Rosario discusses how we got where we are at now and the importance of honing and widening the skills you already have — as well as gain new ones.read more
Our guest blogger Kim Wade talks up the basics of business management — see what you have missed, and maybe what you can add to her article as well…read more
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The Human Resource Certification Institute (the Institute) has officially opened registration for the newly launched Human Resource Business Professional (HRBP℠ ) and Human Resource Management Professional (HRMP℠ ) certifications. The HRBP and HRMP credentials are designed for HR professionals primarily practicing outside of the United States and complement the Institute’s existing PHR® and SPHR® certifications. HRBP : demonstrates mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles. HRMP : demonstrates mastery of generally...read more
Heads of Learning & Development and HR to Convene at the Tata Interactive Learning Forum, India 2012 MUMBAI, August 7, 2012/PRNewswire/ – Tata Interactive Learning Forum (TLF) is a Highly Successful Global Symposium Where Thought Leaders and Decision Makers From the Learning and Training Industry Share Ideas, Innovations and Insights… Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), a pioneer and global leader in learning solutions, has announced the second annual Tata Interactive Learning Forum (TLF) in India. The event will be hosted by TIS...read more
Date: July 14th, 2010 Author: Toni Bowers Toni Bowers is the Head Blogs Editor of TechRepublic. She has been in the publishing industry for 20 years, with concentration in IT-related topics. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues. It’s the kind of story that those who use Facebook and Twitter don’t like to hear. Last week, CNN Mideast Affairs editor Octavia Nasr lost her post after tweeting her respect for a militant cleric. In a statement, Ms. Nasr said that she’d...read more