In terms of sheer number of hours on the job, most working parents can’t compete with these ideal workers. Still, it’s easy for us Americans to aspire to the archetype. But our fixation on the ideal worker can lead us to hone only one strength: the ability to work long hours. Here’s why this is a mistake.
I don’t mean to be depressing, but you will never find “balance” between your work and your personal life. Here’s why that may not be such a bad thing.
I’ve been studying the problem of email overload and compulsive email checking for a couple of years now. The problem is massive, but totally solvable. Fortunately, over the years I’ve devised a way to organize email that works. Here’s how to do it.
I talked about the Year-End Reflection as a way to look back on your year, realize your accomplishments, solidify your learning. Here’s how to apply those same practices on a monthly basis.
I couldn’t have the life I do without email. I am certain of this. But email is also a disaster. Here’s why you should stop checking your email so much.
There isn’t a productivity guide in the world that will solve the problems that pretty much all of us face daily. Here’s an unconventional approach to productivity to break through.
If you hang out in the project management world, you’ll know the term “scope creep”. It’s when the original plan has a little thing added on here, a slight expansion of deliverables there, an “oh, didn’t I mention we needed this as well?” out of nowhere. Here’s how to control the creep.
If you’re leading a person who has a lot to lose by rebelling against you, a command and control style can be effective. But what if the fear of loss is reduced or eliminated? In situations like these it’s critical to understand the importance of influence.