How do you start a new year? Are you a resolutions person? Do you set intentions? I use themes. I’m evaluating my progress on my 2020 themes and sharing my 2021 themes in hopes you will use a similar process to bring focus to your year.
I have settled into a tradition of making a November advent calendar, of sorts. I call it NO-vember. For each of the month’s 30 days, I take to LinkedIn with a video about something you can say “no” to if you want to be happier, healthier, and more productive. Here’s the round-up with links to the videos and a short blurb to give you the highlights of each idea if you prefer to read. I cover both what to say “no” to and what that allows you to say “yes” to. Could you do me a favor? Let me know if you like video content like this and tell me what else I could provide that would be valuable for you?
If you’re working from home, you have the huge benefit of not having to commute. But research shows that the ideal commute isn’t no commute. A commute allows a natural transition between your personal roles and your work roles. Here’s how to recreate an effective transition when you’re working from home.
If you could flip your life so you could spend 80% of your time and energy on the parts you’re only spending 20% on today, what things would you flip? How would it make your productivity, your team, and your health better?
How many times have you heard someone say, “let’s just take the emotions out of this discussion?” It’s one of my favorite lines I hear in team effectiveness sessions. And when I say “favorite,” I mean, forehead slapping, groan-inducing, “this is going to be a long day” type of favorite. Recently, a colleague shared with […]
Stress…a concept we’re all familiar with these days. Recent studies suggest that 50% of office workers are experiencing significant stress at work. That’s what caused me to write last week’s post on the tsunami of stress. But is all stress bad? Is there good stress? This was a question posed to me by client […]
I sat in my boss’ office (in a past life) for the fourth consecutive monthly one-on-one where we didn’t talk about me, but instead talked exclusively about the poor performer on the team. To say I was getting bitter would be an understatement. I was young and inexperienced, but consensus was that I had […]
If you could embrace one idea that would help you create a healthier, happier, and more productive team it’s the idea that tension is not a negative thing you’re trying to avoid; it’s a constructive thing you should actively encourage. “What!?!,” you say. “You think I need more tension on my team! Trust me, I’ve […]