Why is it that Socrates is regarded as one of the greatest teachers of all time? Did he understand the importance of engaging his students into the problem solving? Was it his amazing ability to have the students take ownership of the problem by creating their own solution? Did his guidance with questions lead the students to their own conclusions? Did Socrates understand that when a student took ownership of the problem and the resolution, they were more likely to understand and retain that knowledge?
Before humans make a buying decision on anything, they answer three main questions. Think about anything you’ve purchased in the past and you’ll see you’ve answered these questions before you made the buying decision… whether you knew it at the time or not. The first question is, “Does this product/service satisfy my need?” For example, …
Somewhat annoyed, I asked my wife of only 18 months, “If you wanted it done that way then why didn’t you just ask me to put it over there from the start?” The resulting expression on her face told me I said something wrong. “What is that supposed to mean?” she shot back to me. …
We would all want to have a little extra time in our day. Just some extra time to finish that last proposal, send one more email, spend a little more time with the family or just kick back and relax a little more. While it is not possible to actually ‘create’ time, we can learn better methods for managing the time that we have. How can I put more time back into my day? Learn three methods you can implement immediately to improve your ability to remove tasks from your To Do list.
Effectively listening to your customers will give them the feeling that they are important; it will also tell them that you are appreciative of their business. Every customer, as much as they may know they are not your only customer, wants to feel like they are. When was the last time you did not want to feel special?
When you delegate tasks, it can create motivation within the individuals on your team, as well as free up your time as the manager. It also provides a learning environment to train your team members for future roles in management. However, delegation can also be one of the most difficult managerial attributes to adopt when not done effectively.
iSpeak, Inc. was named to the Aggie 100 list, which recognizes the fastest-growing companies around the world that are owned or operated by former Texas A&M University graduates. iSpeak was among the winners and ranked 10th on the 2010 list.
I think everyone will agree that life is full of mysteries. Is that what we should call them, “mysteries?” or are they just “creative puzzles that have yet to be solved? By searching for solutions that are not immediately obvious or even possible through traditional means, you are practicing lateral thinking. The more cliché nomenclature used today is “thinking outside the box.”