Books enjoyed by Norwood Teague’s
Here are a few books I’ve enjoyed and/or benefited from reading myself. I believe you will enjoy them as well:
Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders: The Three Essential Principles You Need To Become an Extraordinary Leader, by Rajeev Peshawria. The best book I have ever read about leading an organization. Incredibly insightful.
Say Nothing, a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland, by Patrick Keefe. Growing up in the 80s, I heard some much about the problems in Northern Ireland. This book does and excellent job covering the many stories and timelines I had only heard about via the nightly news. Well written and worth the read.
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap….and Other Don’t. by Jim Collins. A true business classic. If you have not read, you have to. Should be the first book college grads read once entering the business world. Some many great lessons.
Norwood Teague Grows on Twitter
As with LinkedIn, I have been ramping up my Twitter activity. I really like some of the conversations I have found on Twitter.
Here are a few of my recent tweets:
Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks.
I’ve been learning how to use LinkedIn over the past few months. It really is a great way to network professionally.
Here are a few of my recent posts:
And my first post to LinkedIn from back in late 10/2018
Based on the amount of engagement, I think I’ve come a long way
I read an article on www.askthemanger.com about voice mail management. The ideas they shared and some of my own may be useful to you as well.
Just because the phone rings does not mean you need to answer it.
Here are a few best practices you may be able to use to better manage your phone calls and voice mail messages:
- If you have an office phone use the DND (Do Not Disturb) feature when you are in meetings and when you want to be focused on specific tasks.
- Cell phones have lots of features for managing calls
- Do Not Disturb
- Silence Mode
- Disable Notifications
- Some phones allow for sending specific people direct to VM.
- Text Reply messages when you send a call to VM.
- Transcription of VM (Google Voice Feature)
- Add a phrase to your voice mail greeting setting an expectation to when you will listen and reply.
As with email messages, you don’t need to listen to every voice mail message when you get one. Schedule time, maybe a few times each day to manage your messages.
Interruptions caused by the phone and voice mail messages cause unnecessary productivity reduction and causes us to lose focus on our goals.
Manage your phone calls and voicemails on your schedule, as best you can. Let your phone disturb you as little as possible.
According to an article I read on www.campaignmonitor.com recently there are over 281.1 Billion emails sent every day. How many of these are you getting in your inbox?
How many are you sending out every day?
Many of the email messages we get are not interesting or important at all, so all we have to do is hit the delete key every time we get those message. Of course, this only takes a few seconds right? No, it’s not how long it takes to delete these messages that is the problem, it’s the interruption to our work.
- To be more efficient with email here are a few best practices to consider:
- Spend time each year purging the email subscriptions you have that you don’t look at as frequently as you thought you would. You can always go look up this content later.
- Set aside time each day to manage your email messages. This will minimize the interruptions.
- Take action immediately for each message. Procrastination creates interruptions later.
- If your email application has filters or rules, use them to move those ’somewhat’ useful emails to a folder that you can review at a later time.
- Don’t use email for every message. Maybe text messaging, social messaging or even a phone call would be a better communications method for some conversations.
- Don’t reply to messages with “OK” or “Thanks”. Respond with more meaningful engagement relevant to the message.
Email is a necessary evil. Find ways to better manage your email and you will find it is less of an evil
Networking is an important business activity. However, the networking must be purposeful and relevant.
There is nothing wrong with meeting friends and business associates for coffee or lunch. However, this is not purposeful networking, it’s friendly networking. Never stop doing this, it’s important as well.
Purposeful networking is much more intentional and focused.
One step to staying focused and intentional is to first do research on specific Regions, Industries, Companies, and Roles. This is a core step to prospecting, however, also to purposeful networking. Research is critical in any business process.
This research helps you to be as informed as possible of the businesses and people you are looking to network with and begin business conversations.
If you are informed, as you network through community and industry events, social events, conferences, summits, seminars, even family and friend events, you can pay more attention and even ask for relevant introductions where possible.
You can’t be effective or efficient at purposeful networking until you practice doing this.
Practice does not make perfect, it makes permanent.
Practice Purposeful Networking and you’ll be more successful using networking as a worthwhile business process.
This article originally published on Business North Carolina.
The Executive Board of the NC CEO Summit is pleased to announce the addition of Neal Fowler to its speaker lineup. Fowler, CEO of Liquidia Technologies, will speak on the lessons learned while building his Research Triangle Park-based company. Its primary mission is to transform patients’ lives with precise drug particles.
Liquidia raised more than $50 million last July in an initial public offering and its share price has increased more than 80% since then. Fowler will also discuss how collaborations with universities help drive innovation and growth in North Carolina.
Peer presentations by influential CEOs will be a special emphasis at this year’s Summit. “More of our CEOs and Presidents want to hear from their North Carolina peers,” says Executive Board member Heather Denny of Wells Global. “This seems to be where they learn the most and the presentations they find most informative.”
Neal Fowler joined Liquidia in 2008 after seven years in an executive leadership role at Johnson & Johnson. At J&J, he served as president of Centocor, Inc., a multi-billion- dollar subsidiary.
Prior to Centocor, Fowler was president of J&J owned Ortho-McNeil Neurologics Inc. and vice president of the central nervous system franchise at Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals. He also had a 13-year career at Eli Lilly and Co. Fowler received a B.S. in Pharmacy and an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill.
The NC CEO Summit, held April 1 & 2 in Pinehurst, features a day and a half of networking, collaboration, and learning for North Carolina CEOs and Presidents.
To learn more about this event, please visit: businessnc.com/ceosummit.
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Norwood Teague starts Blogging
Yes, I know I’m not the best writer. That’s why I have people help me check my spelling and grammar before we post our big articles.
However, I really like interviewing people and getting the story and sometimes the back story to big local business stories.
I’ve been writing for Business North Carolina during some of the events I’ve done work on and now with my own Blog,
I’m hoping to keep the stories coming.
Follow me at Business North Carolina, my LinkedIn Account and here on my own Blog.
OK – Yes, I’m not writing with a pen. I’m really using the keyboard.
However, it’s still writing. Right?
Norwood Teague on Twitter
I joined Twitter back in November 2018 and now I strive to look at it daily.
I discovered following people like Seth Godin Business North Carolina and even my social media coach Teddy Burriss and many others gives me lots of different insights into business and what’s going on in the world that I am interested in.
Come on over to Twitter and join me there – Norwood Teague Twitter
I’m sure you’ll find interesting content and conversations on Twitter.
Share some of your own and take a look at what my Twitter followers are sharing.