We talk constantly about unmanageable workloads, but it’s actually the mental and emotional work that’s wearing us down. Learn how to reduce your thoughtload so you can get through your workload more efficiently and effectively.
I’m back. After four wonderful weeks of vacation with my family, I’m back at home (well actually, I wrote this on the plane en route to my first speech of the season) and back to work. I’m definitely a little foggy, but I think as soon as I get ramped up again, I’ll be better […]
Lately, I’ve been working with an organization undergoing a massive culture shift. The most important and impressive aspect is the shift to greater discipline. My exposure to that company and its leaders has made me view other organizations differently. It has made it abundantly clear to me how few organizations, teams, and ultimately how few […]
If for the last two years, the only way you have responded to the question “how are you?” is with the word “busy,” then you need to stop and ask yourself if you have brought it upon yourself. We have a major problem with people needing to be included in everything and then suffering from […]
I hear complaints about workload and being stretched all the time. Unfortunately, the people who are over-extending themselves are the same people who say “yes” to everything anyone throws at them. This blog contains a video and free worksheet to help you figure out when and how to say “no.” Based on the response to […]
This is part two of my blog series in preparation for the launch of the How to Say “No” toolkit (coming soon). Step one, described in the first post, was to figure out what to say “yes” to. In it, I talked about the importance of staying focused in your sweet spot; that magical intersection […]
I believe that saying “no” is one of the most important things you can do to make your team stronger. Too often, when you take one for the team and add another task to your already overflowing list, you create an unhealthy situation not only for yourself, but for your team. By committing to work […]