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HIRING HIGH ENERGY PEOPLE
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HIRING HIGH ENERGY PEOPLE

Most people are "morning people." Their energy and mental alertness are at their peak first thing in the morning. Others are lethargic in the mornings but running at a full head of steam by early afternoon. Still others are enthusiastic and energetic all day long. I read somewhere that the president of Direct Tire Sales in Watertown, MA used to conduct three interviews with prospective employees, morning noon and night, to get an indication of their energy level. He wanted employees who are good with people all day long.

MAKING AN IMPACT

When presenting a proposal or communicating an idea, consider that we retain:

10 percent of what we read
20 percent of what we hear
30 percent of what we see
50 percent of what we hear and see
70 percent of what we say
90 percent of what we do.

E-MAIL PRECAUTION

If you have ever sent an e-mail only to notice typos, or have forgotten the attachment, or have sent it inadvertently before it was finished, get in the habit of addressing it last. Add the attachment first, message second and address last. If it's a reply, cut the address and paste it back when you are ready to send it.

DECIDE ON YOUR PERSONAL POLICIES

Policies help us make decisions quickly and prevent us from saying yes without thinking. Such policies as "I will not take on more volunteer activities without first giving up something" or "At no time will I compromise my ethics to gain a client" or "Decisions affecting my family will be discussed first with my family" force you to think about possible situations ahead of time and prevent the stress of conflict.

PLANNING FOR 2005

Don't put off buying next year's planner. Now is the time to block off those major activities, events, trips, and conventions etc. before other people's priorities consume the time.

 

SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE

Paul Borthwick (101 Ways to Simplify Your Life, Victor Books, 1992) feels that advertising has a big influence on our accumulation of unnecessary items. We're bombarded by radio, TV, billboards, bulk mail, magazine and newspaper ads, creating either a sense of need or dissatisfaction with what we already have. He claimed that response to the media is one of the major sources of stress and clutter in our lives.

SCHEDULING TASKS IN YOUR PLANNER

The farther in the future you schedule ongoing projects, the more chance there will be of having to change them. Only schedule far enough into the future to keep ahead of other people. Most people ask you what you're doing next week, not next month. So two weeks is usually adequate. Failing to schedule your priorities in your planner leaves your planner available for other people's priorities.

HOW DO YOU IDENTIFY A PRIORITY?

A priority is an activity that will help you achieve corporate or personal goals.

Even if the company does not communicate goals, and the boss offers no guidelines, it is still possible to ask yourself the question, "What would be the impact on this company or my job if this task is not completed?" If the answer is "nothing", perhaps that task is not one that should be given top priority or scheduled into your planner.

TACKLING COMPLEXITY

Michael L. George and Stephen A. Wilson, in their book, Conquering Complexity in your Business (McGraw-Hill, 2004) offer three rules of complexity for business:

1. Eliminate complexity that customers will not pay for.
2. Exploit the complexity customers will pay for.
3. Minimize the costs of the complexity you offer.

DON'T BE A PACKRAT

There is a direct relationship between the number of things you own and the amount of time they consume. Whenever you buy a replacement, get rid of the thing it replaces.

 

FOCUS IS THE KEY

According to research, one unit of focused time is equal to four units of broken focus. You can accomplish the same amount of work in ten minutes of focused time as you can in forty minutes if you're not focused. ( Article source:
http://www.aafp.org/fpm/20030500/82forg.html )

WORKING TIME

According to statistics Canada, we spend 7.8 hours per day working. (Training Places, September, 2004) So enjoy your job.

WRITING DOWN YOUR GOALS

Writing down your goals makes their achievement more likely. Writing them down on a daily basis is even better

 
 

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