Much to the detriment of our health and well-being, many societies celebrate obsessive work habits. Being a "workaholic" has become a badge of honor, one that unfortunately describes too many of today’s working people. Workaholics often strain their personal relationships. If you’re married to … [Read more...] about Workaholic? 5 Tips to Work Less and Still Get Ahead
managing your work
Some forward-looking companies are now using self-managing principles to organize work with stellar results for both people and profits. Up to this point in history, we’ve organized work based on four very different worldviews: impulsive, conformist, achievement and pluralistic. This … [Read more...] about Self-Managing Organizations: The Next Wave?
Are you letting digital devices overwhelm you and eat away at your ability to focus and concentrate? Is technology really saving you time and energy —like it's supposed to do —or is it running rampant, creating unnecessary work?
Most of us are bombarded by messages, texts, alerts, and buzzed … [Read more...] about Digital Distractions:
The War for Your Attention
Psychologists, neuroscientists, economists and Buddhism scholars are shedding new light on how we make decisions: We make the best choices when we acknowledge our emotions. In Western civilization, we’re taught that the best decisions are based on logic and reason. Businesses favor data … [Read more...] about Mind Over Mood: 3 Paths to Better Decisions
Reducing your forward momentum is the first step to freeing yourself from the beliefs, habits, feelings and busyness that may be limiting you. ~ Peter Bregman
We start each day knowing we're not going to get everything done. Every year, we reflect on our progress and wonder where the time went. Why … [Read more...] about Self-Management:
Do the Right Things
Given the results of procrastination – hurried work, mistakes, stress, missed deadlines – it's a wonder why anyone would put off what can be done right away. And yet who doesn't let projects slide, especially ones we don't like doing? If you find yourself procrastinating on a task, try thinking … [Read more...] about The Lure of Procrastination: 6 Things to Ignore
How many times have you screamed to yourself: “There is too much information online! Make it stop! Argh!” According to a 2009 study conducted by the University of California, San Diego, Americans consume on average approximately 34 gigabytes of information a day. This translates to about 100,000 … [Read more...] about Information Overload: 45,276 Ways to Stop It
Working in some office environments is similar to reality TV, where participants are pitted against each other for survival of the cunning. If you work in an organizational culture where gossip and rumors run rampant, how can you navigate your way through it and thrive? In one sense, gossip is … [Read more...] about Office Gossip: How to Survive and Thrive
[Content marketing articles for coaches and consultants: 1000 words on Business Writing Skills] There’s no better way to approach business writing than to keep three realities in mind: 1. Business readers are content-driven. 2. Readers are pressed for time. 3. Readers are seeking … [Read more...] about How to Improve Your Business Writing Skills