Habit #7 Sharpen the Saw – part 2

Yesterday, we took a look at Stephen Covey’s Habit #7—Sharpening the Saw. We explored how important exercise is for not only your own personal health, but also how it impacts the overall wellbeing of your company, and your staff members. Physical activity gets the blood flowing and the brain activated, but what about when that brain is just dead tired? What if you’ve simply hit the wall. That’s where some mental recharging becomes crucial. Mental recharging is critical to any busy executive or manager. This is another area where just shutting out the office is not nearly good enough. You
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Habit #7 Sharpen the Saw

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller, 1986 According to Stephen Covey, “Sharpen the Saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have–you. It means having a balanced program for self-renewal…” Sharpen The Saw for many stressed out managers means simply taking time away from work to rest and recharge their batteries. But this is not the intent of Stephen Covey’s seventh habit, because each of his habits build upon each other to create a transformational and permanent change in how we function. Step one
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The Failed Promise of Unified Communications – BrightTALK Webinar Recording

Doug Tolley, Vice President of Sales and Director of Business Development joins BrightTALK on their webinar: PBX: Traditional vs. Emerging Summit. Doug presented The Failed Promises of Unified Communications. Click to listen to this webinar. This presentation was part of a BrightTALK series for IT professionals looking to educate themselves on best practices and trends within their industry.
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Unified Communication made better by Office 365. Is this the gateway to True Collaboration?

Unified communication is what I strive for. I believe Microsoft Lync is transforming enterprise communication. Of the Fortune 100, 90 are already using Microsoft Lync, as are 70 percent of all Fortune 500 companies. According to Nemertes, Microsoft Lync is now equal to Avaya in terms of mind-share for companies looking for a new IP telephony platform. Lync is here to stay and is gaining market share. Most companies that utilize Lync initially use the IM and Presence functionality. A big factor in this is that Office 365 is driving people to the cloud for their mission critical desktop applications. To
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Information Overload?

How am I supposed to find the time in a day to read every blog I’ve subscribed to? Respond to every email I receive? Crack open the book I’ve been meaning to start – let alone finish? So many of us are in a constant state of “busy.” It seems more and more these days I am suffering from information overload. I can’t focus on a project because I am being pinged from every different direction. I try to close email for an hour but then my phone rings or I receive a text message. Inconvenient Reporting leads to Information
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