Ezine Articles

Maree is an accredited ’Platinum Expert Author’ on EzineArticles.com

All articles published by Maree, prior to 2014, are available for you to read on the EzineArticles.com  website.

All Maree’s articles can be re-printed as long as copyright is respected, the article is not altered in any way and the following  acknowledgement is made at the bottom -

© Maree Harris PhD is the Director of People Empowered. She is a business and leadership development coach and workshop facilitator. She works mainly with professionals and business leaders helping them to develop and enhance the soft skills they need for leadership in these changing times. She is the author of Soft Skills – The Hard Stuff of Success.

Maree would appreciate being sent a link to the article when re-printed.

By Maree Harris, Ph.D.

People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.

Read More.

By Maree Harris, Ph.D.

It was the late Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, who reminded us that we are here to put a dent in the universe, to be a difference maker. Here are my 6 attributes of a difference maker.

Read More.

By Maree Harris, Ph.D.

By bringing passion and energy to everything you do you will tract opportunities to you. You will impress those with the power to advance your career. Don't just rely on your technical skills to do that.

Read More.

By Maree Harris, Ph.D.

When you are clear about your Why, it drives and motivates your action and the How then becomes easy. Darren Hardy from Success Magazine tells a great story about how this happens.

Read More

By Maree Harris, Ph.D.

This is the book all small business owners need to read. They do not have access to the kind of advice that would help them bullet-proof their businesses as larger businesses do. Without this advice, their business is at great risk. Daryl La'Brooy highlights what these risks are and what small business owners need to do to ensure they secure the financial future of their business and also of their family.

Read More.

By Maree Harris, Ph.D.

How often do you ask someone how they are going and they reply: "Busy." There is no comments about what success, if any, the busyness is achieving. Busyness often means we are lurching from one thing to the other without thinking. We can become robotic, doing the same thing every day without questioning whether it is important, necessary or even a priority. As one of the great management consultants, the late Peter Drucker, said: "There's nothing more useless than doing well that which need not be done at all."

Read More.

 

By Maree Harris, Ph.D.

Leaders and managers need to stop trying to manage their employee's performance and inspire and motivate higher performance instead. They need to be the coach, not the critic; the guide on the side, rather than the sage on the stage.

Read More.

By Maree Harris, Ph.D.

Most of us set up our businesses with great excitement. We are highly motivated to make a success of it. Most of us find ourselves overwhelmed very early. Setting priorities on our time and where we spend it is very challenging. We often find ourselves going around in circles, achieving far less than we hoped to. This is where our greatest learning curve usually is. Looking back on my own experience, I can identify 9 important keys to success.

Read More.

By Maree Harris, Ph.D.

There are many people going to work each day who just want to do a good job, take home enough money to live on happily, but they do not have any ambition to climb a ladder or aspirations to leadership and management. If that's you, then this article is not for you. There are others who want to play a significant role in their industry or professional sector but are missing out on promotions and opportunities. They are being overlooked in favour of people with skill sets they do not have and are generally not even aware these are what they need to be in leadership positions today. This is for them.

Read More.

By Maree Harris, Ph.D.

Even though soft skills are now being taken seriously and now being considered essential to success in our careers, many people are still unsure exactly what they are. They are often reduced to being people skills, but they are much more than that. As I've said in my book, "Soft Skills : The Hard Stuff of Success", they are "the skills we use to develop, change, re-shape or enhance our personality, behaviour, attitudes and mindset so we can achieve the outcomes we want in our professional (and personal) lives."

Read More.

By Maree Harris, Ph.D.

No one today has everything they need within themselves to grow and become successful. The most successful people in the world - whether they be CEOs, elite sportspeople, doctors, entrepreneurs, experts of every kind or leaders in their chosen field - will acknowledge that they didn't get there on their own. Other people helped them. So if you want to achieve the success you desire don't go it alone. Get a mentor.

Read More.