Nat King Cole. Pinatas. Swedish meatballs. Ravioli. Gingerbread houses. These are things that come to mind when I recall my childhood Christmases. One might even say that these are a few of my favorites things, in the words of the old song from “The Sound of Music” that became an unlikely Christmas classic in its […]
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Productivity is not an end itself. In this guest post by Bill Zipp, he shares how greater productivity can make possible what really matters.
We all do it. We put off that dreaded task for five more minutes, then for another hour, until it doesn’t get done at all. Guest poster Allen Schowengerdt shares five tips for nipping procrastination in the bud.
If you find yourself working for a micromanager, here are three actions you can take to get him or her off your back.
Most people wander aimlessly from week to week, with no clear destination in mind. Many are then surprised when life doesn’t turn out like they hoped. But is it any wonder?
One of the ways I have learned to take control of my time is by planning My Ideal Week. I then use this as a template for planning each week.
n his bestselling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen Covey talks about the space that exists between the stimulus and the response. In that space is the power to choose. This space is like a giant pause button. We don’t have to react to every stimulus. Instead, we can pause, reflect, and chose our response. This is precisely what makes us human.
Many years ago, I had a boss that drove me crazy. He insisted on micro-managing me. He wanted to know every move I made. I had to furnish daily status reports with every call, every conversation, every project, etc. It really got to me. I tried to be patient, but I eventually quit. I just couldn’t succeed in that environment.