Articles by Ken Okel

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Oct, 16 2017

Delegation Tip: When to Bring in Backup

By | 2017-10-16T19:38:00+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , , |0 Comments

An important delegation tip is knowing when you need to get help with your important tasks. This can be a tough decision for Type A, perfectionists, who may be reluctant [...]

Oct, 9 2017

An Easy Way to Build Teamwork

By | 2017-10-09T18:51:29+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Improved communication opens to door to build teamwork. Often, as a business grows, the addition of more people leads to problems with communication. These can range from costly misunderstanding to [...]

Oct, 1 2017

Start Reviewing Your Business

By | 2017-10-06T14:42:15+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Start Reviewing Your Business

Reviewing your business is a smart step to take if you’re about to start doing something new and maybe something that makes you a little nervous. It’s about taking a [...]

Sep, 25 2017

Active Listening Tip

By | 2017-09-25T16:16:35+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Active Listening Tip

Learning how to practice active listening is an important professional skill. It can prevent mistakes, improve collaboration, and boost your profile in the workplace. We know people have a need [...]

Sep, 18 2017

Do Your Employees Make This Productivity Mistake?

By | 2017-09-18T19:57:56+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , |Comments Off on Do Your Employees Make This Productivity Mistake?

Let's continue the discussion of the phrase that is a big productivity mistake at work. It's "One more thing." Recently, we talked about how leaders can create problems and burnout [...]

Sep, 11 2017

Hurricane Irma Lessons: The Value of Your Emergency Plan

By | 2017-09-15T20:52:23+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Hurricane Irma Lessons: The Value of Your Emergency Plan

My sleeping view in the hurricane shelter. When I recently wrote about the importance of your emergency plan for a business, it was inspired by Hurricane Harvey. Little did [...]

Sep, 4 2017

This Phrase is a Productivity Killer

By | 2017-09-04T20:06:38+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , , |Comments Off on This Phrase is a Productivity Killer

The phrase, “One more thing,” is a productivity killer for both leaders and employees. In today’s busy world, it can be very tempting to squeeze a little more work into [...]

Aug, 28 2017

What’s Your Emergency Plan?

By | 2017-09-14T17:46:05+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , , |Comments Off on What’s Your Emergency Plan?

Having an emergency plan at your business can save you time and money. It’s preparation for unexpected things that could paralyze your operations. While most people agree that having a [...]

Aug, 21 2017

Fear of Change or Fear of Progress?

By | 2017-08-21T15:04:24+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Fear of Change or Fear of Progress?

Fear of change keeps many from making necessary improvements at work. You know something isn’t working or needs to be changed. But addressing the problem means learning something new or [...]

Aug, 14 2017

Do You Need Better Quality Control?

By | 2017-08-30T15:45:40+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , |Comments Off on Do You Need Better Quality Control?

While you may often think about the importance of quality control, do you have quality control policies? Many leave it to chance, which makes their businesses vulnerable to gradual changes. [...]