Productivity

How to Make Time for New Year's Resolutions

How to Make Time for New Year’s Resolutions

Christmas 2016 is officially over so you know what that means — time to think about your New Year’s resolutions for 2017! Whether your goals are personal, professional, or both, self-improvement is one of the most major keys to success. But, as a busy business owner, you may be wondering how to make time to follow through with your resolutions. The business coaches at ActionCOACH Tampa Bay are here with strategies to help you make time to ensure you meet all of your goals in 2017! Facts About New Year’s Resolutions According to research from the University of Scranton, a… Continue Reading

How Personality Tests Can Improve Your Relationship With Your Employees

How Communication Assessments Can Improve Your Relationship With Your Employees

Communication assessments are often thought to be a misinterpretation of who you really are, but contrary to this belief, personality tests have proven themselves to be extremely compatible in the workplace. Using psychological and communication type testing like DISC helps build collaborative teams in the workplace as well as connect like-minded employees which boosts office moral. DISC Behaviors Dominance Sees the big picture Can be blunt Accepts challenges Gets straight to the point Influence Shows enthusiasm Is optimistic Likes to collaborate Dislikes being ignored Steadiness Doesn’t like to be rushed Calm manner Calm approach Supportive actions Humility Conscientiousness Enjoys independence Objective… Continue Reading

ActionCOACH Business Coaching Tampa Bay book review (1)

Book Review: The Happiness Advantage

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work  by Shaun Achor This discovery has been repeatedly borne out by rigorous research in psychology and neuroscience, management studies, and the bottom lines of organizations around the globe –this conclusion is irrefutable.  In a meta-analysis cited in the book of over 200 studies involving nearly 275,000 test subjects, positive mindset (happiness) was shown to improve productivity by 31%, sales by 37% and creativity by 300%.  Wow! Think of the implications of that for your personal performance and the performance of your organization, big or… Continue Reading

8 One-Minute Activities to De-Stress at Work

The workday can bring with it numerous stressors of all shapes and sizes. Take breaks throughout the day to de-stress yourself with these fast and effective one-minute activities and tips. 8 Tips to De-Stress at Work #1 Mindful Email Meditation In 2015, the number of emails sent and received per day total over 205 billion. Email is one of the biggest modern stressors, so before writing an important work-related message, take a minute to visualize and meditate on it. Check out the email meditation practice from Dr. Lillian Cheung and Zen master Thich Naht Hahn here. #2 Meditative Body Scan Sit… Continue Reading

The 10 Step Guide to Spring Cleaning Your Business

The 10 Step Guide to Spring Cleaning Your Business

While the start of each new year may be the calendar day for new beginnings, what better time than the transition from winter to spring to renew, refresh and rethink your business strategy? Read ahead for the best tips your business can apply this spring to refreshing and renewing office operations. #1 Look to the Past to Plan for the Future Gather all data from the previous four quarters and write up general and specific goals. #2 Declutter With the KonMari Method When you hold or observe objects or pieces of furniture around the office, ask yourself, “does this spark… Continue Reading

National Nutrition Month: 20 Healthy Snacks to Enjoy at Work

National Nutrition Month—a nutrition appreciation and education movement—was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is observed yearly during the month of March. The goal of the campaign is to direct attention to the value of making healthy choices when it comes to selecting what we consume. It is also aimed to expand awareness across communities nationwide of what constitutes a wholesome meal. National Nutrition Month plays an important role in focusing attention on creating an appropriate diet in both schools and the workplace. Therefore, now is the perfect time to consider taking a few of these scrumptious… Continue Reading

Should You Rethink Your Office Pet Policy?

Should You Rethink Your Office Pet Policy?

How an Office Pet Policy Can Boost Business Allowing pets to come into the workplace is an employee benefit that not only provides comfort and amusement, but also increased morale. Studies show that both employee absenteeism as well as stress levels are reduced when pets are allowed. In 2012, NPR reported on a study that directly linked lower stress in the workplace to having dogs present. While some dogs are better behaved than others, the overall benefit of allowing animals to come to work outweighs the costs. Here are just a few of the many ways having an open pet… Continue Reading

The Science of Positivity: How Staying Upbeat Can Improve Your Career

The Science of Positivity: How Staying Upbeat Can Improve Your Career

There are plenty of steps you can take to improve your career, such as going back to school or getting a promotion. However, major life changes can often be daunting. Sometimes, it is easier to start with something smaller. One of the fastest ways to improve your career is to maintain a positive attitude. Here are proven and viable ways to do just that. #1 Decreases Stress and Improve Productivity According to the Mayo Clinic, people who practice the power of positive thinking enjoy better health and lower stress levels. Ultimately, this will lead to improved productivity levels. #2 Provides… Continue Reading

Why Your Core Values Are Essential to Your Company's Success

Why Your Core Values Are Essential to Your Company’s Success

Having a firm understanding of your core values is essential to your company’s success. Not only that, but honoring those core values is necessary as well. While you may experience some level of success when you do something out-of-character or sacrifice your values for the sake of attaining results, you have to question yourself. Is that truly success? Revenues may have increased, but are you successful based on your definition or someone else’s? The greatest success is when you live life on your terms and stay true to yourself. Here are three ways your core values are essential to your… Continue Reading

The Complete Guide to Mastering Time Management

The Complete Guide to Mastering Time Management

Time management is one of those jargon terms that we all know is imperative to business success, but is mastered by very few. We’ve come up with a list of tips to help you manage your time and boost business. Establish time limits. Putting time limits on tasks will create a sense of scarcity that will push you to reduce chances of procrastination and be more efficient in your workflow. Make a log of all thoughts, conversations and activities for one week. Keeping a record of one week’s worth of conversations and activities will help you realize if your time is being spent… Continue Reading

Sign up for Newsletter
Simply enter your email address to get ActionCOACH Tampa Bay’s news updates!