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Drawing to help people ‘see’!

Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:31 pm   /   Blog, Productivity

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Karyn’s Coaching Tips and Tricks! In my coaching, I frequently using drawing to help learners see and understand more clearly! Why? First, because most people aren’t used to drawing and it makes them feel uncomfortable…and that helps with learning! Second, because drawing helps […]

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One System to Help You Remain Focused

Posted: July 22, 2017 at 8:25 pm   /   Blog, Productivity

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Do you have tons of work to do and find it difficult to stay focused? Do you want to achieve your objectives consistently? Do you get distracted easily by coworkers, social media, etc. ? Do you like visual things or visual workplace? If you […]

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Why we need to develop our visual-presentation skills?

Posted: July 15, 2017 at 1:58 pm   /   Blog, Productivity

G U E S T  A R T I C L E I think in pictures and speak in analogies. And I’m not alone. It’s estimated that 65% of us are visual learners, compared to 30% who are auditory learners and 5% who are kinesthetic learners. In conversations, I will frequently grab a piece of […]

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Craig Dowden’s interview on the CBC about rudeness in the workplace

Posted: April 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm   /   Blog, Productivity

G U E S T  A R T I C L E ‘Rudeness is one of the biggest issues facing workplaces today’: leadership expert Craig Dowden, leadership consultant and executive coach, was recently interviewed by CBC Radio to talk about rudeness in the workplace. The article was also picked up by The Social on CTV. […]

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Rules of the Circle: Visualizing Flow

Posted: October 20, 2016 at 11:40 pm   /   Blog, Productivity

G U E S T  A R T I C L E ometimes I say “wax on” as I gesture. It has become a joke about the way I am constantly moving my hand in a circle as I describe the flow of people, equipment, processes and PDCA. It looks like I am channeling the […]

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How To: Running Effective One-On-One Meetings

Posted: September 23, 2016 at 7:50 pm   /   Blog, Productivity

G U E S T  A R T I C L E o you’ve heard about others doing one-on-ones. Some do a one-hour session every other week with each team member. Counting preparation time, one-on-ones would take up a significant part of your busy schedule. You ponder: Would all the hours be well spent and […]

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Conflict Management!

Posted: September 18, 2016 at 12:08 pm   /   Blog, Productivity

hate conflict and tend to avoid it, if I can. Like most people, conflict seems to follow me around and be a part of life. I can only wonder if some responses to conflict are more appropriate than others. Can conflict be positive?  I decided to find out and to search for tips on dealing […]

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Productivity vs Learning

Posted: August 21, 2016 at 10:47 am   /   Blog, Productivity

G U E S T  A R T I C L E I’m a big fan of productivity and often read and write about new ways to do more in less time. So I love it when Café Jen readers send me articles on productivity, as Frank did recently when he shared a link to […]

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