As the year starts to wind down, we want to encourage you all to do the same. By taking the time to wrap up your projects, slow down, and look back on […]
Which Kind of Expert Are You?
There are two types of expertise: functional expertise and accorded expertise. You can be an expert, then, by acquiring either functional expertise or accorded expertise, and neither one is better than the […]
The Four Levels of Communication
You may forget the one with whom you have laughed, but never the one with whom you have wept. – Kahlil Gibran Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and […]
7 Ways to Write Better Action Items
Do the items on your action lists tell you what actually needs to be done? A routine observation from facilitating workshops and coaching people on issues related to productivity and strategy execution […]
Maven, Connector, or Salesperson: What’s Your Archetype?
In the book The Tipping Point, author Malcolm Gladwell talks about three different archetypes of people: mavens, connectors, and salespeople. If you’re a changemaker, this framework can help you see why you […]
What’s the Difference Between a System and a Process?
I was recently at breakfast with other guests at a B&B, and we all started talking about what we do. With some of the newer things we’re doing here at ProFlo, my […]
The Four Key Dimensions of Business
When we look at businesses holistically, there are four distinct dimensions that account for every decision and action. The four dimensions are: Strategy Operations Marketing Finances Though they’re distinct dimensions, they’re heavily […]
How to Recover from 10 Types of Demotivation
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Cath Duncan from Creative Grief Studio and Remembering For Good. Motivation is central to creativity, productivity, and happiness. Motivation is what causes us to act, and when […]
The 4 Steps of the Creative Process
“I’m not creative.” “I wish I could be more creative, but I don’t have it in me.” “Why are some people creative and others aren’t?” If I had a nickel for every […]
How to Identify and Remove the 4 Different Types of Leeches
Table of Contents for This Series How to Identify and Remove Real and Emotional Leeches How to Identify and Remove Productivity Leeches How to Identify and Remove Financial Leeches The thought of […]
The 3 Key Ideas from Aristotle That Will Help You Flourish
What does it mean to be happy and to live a good life? How do we focus on what matters and live up to our own potential? Why do some people succeed […]