Work-Life Balance = Love 20% of Your Job

Everyone wants to talk about Work-Life Balance, but that might be impossible to achieve. Especially because Work-Life Balance means completely different things for different people. A company culture that might be perfectly balanced for me, might lead to burnout for someone else.  Business leaders and their HR partners need to realize that work-life balance is not something that can be built by company wide initiatives.  In fact, we need to stop trying to balance our work and life.  Instead we need to be finding 20% of our job to love.

Fork in the road - Decision Making

DACI Decision Making Framework – HPC Toolkit

We’ve all been in meetings where we think we are aligned and a clear decision was made, only to find out weeks later that you hadn’t included the right people and the decision is still delayed. Even worse, we all have been in meetings where we didn’t need to be. The person thought they were doing a good thing by involving us, but ultimately we only needed to be informed of the final decision. Including the wrong people is just as big of a waste as not including the right people.

Instead of figuring this out trial by error, spend the time needed to map out who needs to be involved and who doesn’t by filling outa DACI Decision Making framework. We figured, why waste even more time with a complex DACI tool. That is why our Healthy Performance Toolkit version has been stripped down to a pragmatic core that just works.

Elevator Pitch

Elevator Pitch – HPC Toolkit

You and the people around you don’t have a lot of time to waste.  Creating a message that is either too complex, to vague, or takes too long is just a waste of everyone’s time.  The ability to quickly and concisely communicate to customers or key stakeholders is critical if you want to succeed as an individual, as a team, and as a company.  While there are many different communication tools that you should use, we have chosen to add the Elevator Pitch to our Healthy Performance Toolkit.

Our approach to creating an impactful Elevator Pitch focuses on 5 parts that you need to communicate to your intended audience. By utilizing our Elevator Pitch tool, you will be able to create simple but powerful messages that will help you succeed.

Made to stick summary

5 Minute Summary… Made to Stick

Leaders don’t have a lot of time to waste reading books that don’t add value. To help you identify the great books from the OK, we have written a series of 5 Minute summaries that provide you with the key takeaways and some pragmatic ideas on how to apply them. This 5 Minute Summary is on Made to Stick, an amazing book on how to design your communication in a way that will make your ideas stick in the heads of the audience.  By following the takeaways in Made to Stick, your will present your ideas in a way so that they will be understood, remembered, and have a lasting impact.