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E- Strategies Week of June 13, 2016

7 Ways to Get People to Take ResponsibilityTakeResponsibility - Copy

When it comes to managing an ever-growing to-do list, many people struggle to get everything done.
Whether you’re a business owner, a solopreneur, or an individual contributor, sometimes it can seem like you have a constant stream of tasks that demand your attention – and before you know it, the day’s over and you’ve only managed to accomplish half of the tasks you needed to complete.
Fortunately, whether it’s beating procrastination, communicating more effectively with your team, or keeping on top of your brand’s social media presence, there’s a range of tools available that can help you to streamline your workload.
In this post, we’ll look at 16 of the best tools to help you better manage your workload this summer, helping you beat stress and give yourself more free time in the process.

Just about everything has changed in the work world in the last 25 years. In the old system, people took orders. Employees were expected to park their brains, shut their mouths and work their forty hours a week.

But somewhere along the way, some entrepreneurs and organizations got smart. They began to realize they could do more than buy their employees’ time. They could engage their employees’ heads and hearts as well.

In the new world of work, it’s all about taking responsibility. Employees are expected to take responsibility to use all their talents and to perform with excellence.

So what can you do to encourage your people to take responsibility and perform with excellence? I’ve found seven things that work.

FacebookMktngTools - Copy
Along with Google, Facebook is one of the giants of the Internet. According to recent research, 71% of all Internet users have a Facebook profile. 96% of B2C and and 88% of B2B companies use Facebook for marketing.
Not surprisingly, an ecosystem of developers and vendors have created tools to extend the marketing capabilities of the world’s largest social network. These tools help Facebook marketers evaluate and improve page performance, run sweepstakes and contests, determine what type of content works best, monitor competitors, optimize Facebook advertising campaigns and more.
Here are nine of the most popular tools for enhancing Facebook marketing efforts. Again, as for all posts in this series, tools will be shown with the number of results returned by Google on a search for reviews of that tool (not necessarily the actual number of reviews) and example showcase reviews. Links to all showcase reviews are included near the end of this post.

TimeManagement - CopyManagement Time: Who’s Got the Monkey?

For its reissue as a Classic, the Harvard Business Review asked Stephen R. Covey to provide a commentary.
Why is it that managers are typically running out of time while their subordinates are typically running out of work? Here we shall explore the meaning of management time as it relates to the interaction between managers and their bosses, their peers, and their subordinates.

UnwantedAdviceThe 6 Most Effective Ways to Respond to Unwanted Advice

In my work as a therapist, I rarely get unsolicited advice from other professionals,           because the nature of my work is confidential. When I do get suggestions, it’s usually from clients who suggest things like a new paint color for my office walls.
When I get advice like that from clients, I find it helpful. After all, their familiarity with my work makes their feedback valuable. And I want to know how to improve their experience.
But in my role as an author, I get a fair amount of unsolicited advice. Whether it’s a stranger telling me to change the title of my book (a year after it’s been published) or a neighbor suggesting I make my audiobook available on cassette tape (true story), those tips aren’t always applicable.
Responding to unsolicited advice can be a bit of an art form. If you sound semi-interested, you may open the door to more bad advice. But, if you shut them down too aggressively, you may damage the relationship.
The key is to reply in a manner that doesn’t give away your personal power. Here are six ways to respond to unhelpful advice ranked in order of assertiveness:

First4ThingsThe First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

I recently got to work an hour early. I had one goal in mind:
early-morning productivity. I made coffee, opened my email inbox, and the next thing I knew . . . it was noon. Where did the day go? And, more importantly, why didn’t I get anything substantive done? Sure, I cleared out my inbox, but I didn’t tackle a thing on my to-do list.
After my lackluster morning, I decided to do some research and really figure out the right way to spend the first hour of my workday. And after a little practice, I learned just how productive one can be when you’re thoughtful about this. So grab some coffee and make these four things a staple in your morning work routine:

5 Powerful PR Trends You Should Not Ignore

Active Woman Enjoying HolidayDon’t have a beard, fixie or some cool headphones.  Feeling left out.

Then you are maybe not up with the latest fad. But fads are one thing and trends are another. Fads come and go but trends have the potential to become a powerful influence for long term change.Change in the past was slow.

Tesla is the first major car manufacturer in over 100 years.But we are now in the midst of a digital and communications revolution that is disrupting life, business and media in just the space of a few years.

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