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In this episode, Steve Fretzin and Jamie Spannhake discuss: The relationship between the billable hour and efficiency.  Time management and mind mastery.  The 168 Hour exercise and time management tools.  Delegation for items below your paygrade.    Key Takeaways: Time management is always clearer when we know what our values are – we always want to spend the most time on what we believe is the most important.  Lawyering is all about problem solving, which is creative. The only way to be creative is to have downtime.  If you feel like you are failing it is because you have too…
Innovation. Change. Growth. Those three words can strike both hope and fear into business organizations, because company leaders know that it’s at times of growth that organizations face the most challenges. The Boost Midwest AIM Workshop helps organizations manage times of high growth through its methodology of analyze, innovate, and manage. Its goal: “To take the guesswork out of change management,” Boost Midwest CEO Marie Stacks said. “We’re taking data and turning it into a story, and really building out an environment around that data.” Management often overlooks critical developmental questions when planning for growth. Assessing an organization’s current methods…
Gmail is the most popular email service today, and with good reason. It has one of the most customizable interfaces and a trove of time-saving and productivity-enhancing features. There’s plenty you can do to optimize your Gmail inbox; here are a few of them. Undo Send In the fast-paced world of business, mistakes happen. And because everybody deserves a second chance at writing that email, Gmail has provided a way to recall sent emails — as long as you do it immediately after hitting Send. To rescind your email, simply click on Undo or View Message > Undo beside the…
Shawn Flynn spent 4 plus years living and conducting business in Beijing, China. While in China, he founded, grew, and profitably exited a successful education company. Shawn moved back to San Francisco to invest his experience, connections, and resources back into the world’s deepest and most vibrant technology ecosystem. Shawn works with institutions, governments, and … 100 Episodes of The Silicon Valley Podcast with host Shawn Flynn Read More » The post 100 Episodes of The Silicon Valley Podcast with host Shawn Flynn appeared first on The Silicon Valley Podcast.…
In this episode, Steve Fretzin and John Sciaccotta discuss: The foundation of John’s love of business development and marketing.  The different forms of business development.  Identifying the influencers around you.  Significant touches and reaching out meaningfully.    Key Takeaways: Make friends in the practice of law and establish relationships.  Success breeds success – a small win can be expanded into even bigger wins.  Get involved, build relationships, and be active with whatever group you choose to get involved in.  Marketing and business development happens every day – it is up to you as to how many significant touches you make…
A variety of untoward events can disrupt the operations of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), including natural disasters or cyberattacks. These incidents can cause SMBS to lose revenue, or in some extreme cases, close permanently. Fortunately, having a concrete business continuity plan (BCP) in place will help your business recover quickly after a disaster. What is a BCP? A BCP is a predefined set of protocols on how your business should respond in case of an emergency or natural disaster. It contains contingency plans for every aspect of your organization, including human resources, assets, and business processes. Key threats to…
“The ability to withstand unpredictable threat or change and then to emerge stronger.” This is how the team at McKinsey & Company defines resilience in their recently published an article on what they call The Resilience Imperative. They elaborate further that resilience is going to be more important in the coming decade than ever before when they explain, “Catastrophic events will grow more frequent but less predictable. They will unfold faster but in more varied ways. Disruption is becoming more frequent and more severe.” Resilience can be financial, operational, technological, organizational, or reputational in nature but the greatest resiliency…
Please join us for these complimentary Enneagram study group session in which we will share our perspectives and learn from other Enneagram types on a number of interesting topics.  Please contact matt@evolutionaryteams.com for a calendar invitation to the workshop.   Enneagram and Legacy Wednesday, September 22, 7:30–9:00PM Pacific How would you like to be remembered? What would you like written in your obituary? How are you pursuing your legacy each day? We will examine how each Enneagram type brings their own legacy into their lives, learning from each other to help us all fulfill our highest potential selves.   Guilt,…
You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours. – Herb Brooks Woohoo—it’s time to kick off the project! Your team has developed a plan to get to the goal and is chomping at the bit to get started.  In Enneagram Change Management Step 7, the team spreads their excitement to all stakeholders and enthusiastically promotes the plan to get the resources — people, tools, money and time — to embark on their mission.  Put your best cheerleaders forward and get the buy-in to proceed. Excerpt from Teamwork 9.0 Now that your…