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Factor II: Results

D. Taking initiative

2. Action oriented

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Super charge your energy at work: 10 ways

Being action oriented requires focus and energy. Entrepreneur and author Kevin Daum suggests 10 ways to keep your natural energy levels high throughout the day.

It's been said...

"If you feel like there's something out there that you're supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it." – Wanda Sykes, American writer, comedian, actress, and voice artist


27. Resourcefulness

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"You come into the world with nothing, and the purpose of your life is to make something out of nothing." – Henry Louis Mencken, American journalist, essayist, magazine editor

E. Managing execution

15. Directs work

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“The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States


25. Plans and aligns

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Relax, you have 168 hours this week.

Scott Behson, Professor of Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, provides a breakdown of how the time available to us each week is typically allocated. He offers three simple tips for making the most of the time that’s left once the demands placed upon us have sucked away their share.


38. Optimizes work processes

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Business process optimization, Part 1: Planning for sustained agility and business outcomes

An article exploring commonly held concepts behind business performance and agility. It illustrates at a practical level how to extend these into new and innovative ways of measuring, achieving, and sustaining business.

F. Focusing on performance

1. Ensures accountability

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Developing personal accountability: Taking responsibility to get ahead

An article that explains what personal accountability is and provides guidance and tips on how to develop it. Various links are included that provide additional materials for you to delve into the subject more deeply.

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“Accountability breeds response-ability.” – Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People


28. Drives results

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Let employees choose when, where, and how to work

Nathaniel Koloc, entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of ReWork, emphasizes the business benefits of flexible working practices. He offers tips on how to bring freedom into the workplace, making it effective for both employees and the organization.