Articles by Ken Okel

/Articles by Ken Okel
Feb, 20 2018

Does Your Boss Need a Backseat Driver?

By | 2018-02-20T01:41:30+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

When a leader can’t communicate effectively, it can turn your entire team into a backseat driver. Confusion leads to mistakes and other costly problems. Maybe you’ve been in the situation [...]

Feb, 12 2018

Want to Get More Done at Work?

By | 2018-02-19T19:03:12+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re a leader, then you probably want to get more done at work. It’s a smart goal but one that may come with a certain amount of frustration. Whenever [...]

Feb, 5 2018

Five Lessons from Broadcast News

By | 2018-02-07T14:42:07+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Five Lessons from Broadcast News

I want to share five lessons from broadcast news that can help you in your everyday work. It’s been nearly 15 years since I left the world of TV news. [...]

Jan, 29 2018

Trust and Employee Engagement

By | 2018-01-29T19:35:33+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Trust and Employee Engagement

While most agree that trust and employee engagement go together, figuring out how to boost them can be a mystery. This comes at a time when trust in the workplace [...]

Jan, 15 2018

Communication Tip: Off the Record vs. No Comment

By | 2018-01-20T17:13:31+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Communication Tip: Off the Record vs. No Comment

Not understanding journalism terms like, off the record and no comment, could leave your organization extremely vulnerable. A communications mistake, whether by a communications department, a CEO, or a board [...]

Jan, 8 2018

Do You Solve Problems the Same Way?

By | 2018-01-10T16:40:26+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Do You Solve Problems the Same Way?

When you solve problems the same way, you assume there is only one possible solution or one solution that works. That approach may become a limiting belief that costs you [...]

Jan, 1 2018

How to Improve Employee Innovation

By | 2018-01-02T21:58:04+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How to Improve Employee Innovation

Leaders, who eagerly want to find new ways to improve employee innovation, often miss a very simple principle. Promoting and putting new ideas into practice requires time to think. The [...]

Dec, 25 2017

The Productivity Secret of Libraries

By | 2017-12-25T17:01:46+00:00 December 25th, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Productivity Secret of Libraries

The productivity secret of libraries saves time, money, and prevents a lot of frustration. While you may not see it in action, you’ll definitely notice when it doesn’t happen. The [...]

Dec, 18 2017

Training Your Backup at Work

By | 2017-12-22T01:03:49+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Training Your Backup at Work

Training your backup at work is an important step if you want to improve your productivity. Surprisingly, many fall short when it comes to making sure a coworker understands your [...]