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Leaders…You Don’t Need To Have All The Answers

Leaders…You Don’t Need To Have All The Answers

When I was in high school, there was a teacher that had a brilliant line when he was asked a question that he didn’t know the answer to in the moment. He would state: “That is beyond the scope of this course,” with a smile. The class would always chuckle because on the first day of class, he shared that he would say that exact sentence when he was asked such a question. He turned out to be a great teacher and one whom all the students admired and spoke highly of. 

It’s Official – List Making is Here to Stay!

It’s Official – List Making is Here to Stay!

I’ve been writing, speaking, and training the world on list making to aid in greater productivity. I have been convinced for decades that this was the simplest and most logical way to run one’s life. Yet, there are still many out there who defy my advice determined that their method (lack thereof in reality) is superior and that making a list is stupid, stressful, unnecessary, etc. (substitute your adjective here at will).

The ‘Sandwich Approach”

The ‘Sandwich Approach”

We all end up needing to have a conversation that can become uncomfortable. We may have to share with someone our unmet expectations, disappointment, or actual annoyance. This could be with a direct report, our boss, a peer, a spouse, or maybe even a child. No one likes these situations, but we must deal with them appropriately in order to address the issue at hand.

The Dining Room Table is The New Cubicle

The Dining Room Table is The New Cubicle

Work-From-Home (WFH) – Hybrid Work Spaces – Home Office – whatever you are going to call it now – you probably have noticed: It is a change that is here to stay. Many people – and companies – are forced to consider different workplace options. While there are quite a few people excited to go back into an office (that they don’t live in), many are liking the new concept of working from home. Based on my clients who work for major companies world-wide, it seems to be split about 50/50 regarding going into an office or working from home.

Keeping it all together…

Keeping it all together…

Many of us are getting a better handle on keeping this whole ‘work from home’ thing working. I wanted to share a few tips in a new format to help you even more. I figure, you are probably as busy as I have been and reading an entire blog post may not be possible right now. Hopefully you can watch this and take a tip or two to make your life just a little easier.

Working From Home a Challenge?

Working From Home a Challenge?

If you are also still working from home and/or schooling from home – finding a quiet place to do what you need may be a challenge. I have heard clients tell me that with kids in school online as well as their own working from home situation – there just isn’t enough space for everyone to do what they need to. This attached article was shared with me and I felt it was worth passing along.

How much do you REALLY need?

How much do you REALLY need?

We are all spending a lot of time inside our homes. For those whose homes are a disorganized clutter zone, this could be stressful and result in more anxiety than isolating already brings to the table. If you are constantly tripping over stuff on the floor, and having to look at stacks of papers and magazines on top of various surfaces, or have counters filled with ‘who knows what’ then this needs to change.

Incentivize Your Team While Working From Home

Incentivize Your Team While Working From Home

We all have to create new ways to stay motivated while working from home. For those who are self-employed and basically alone – this can difficult if you are a solopreneur. However, many people, myself included, have worked like this for years, so there is little difference.

Stuck At Home

Stuck At Home

For most people being at home hour after hour and day after day is maddening. As it turns out however, many who ordinarily work from home (like my#) are not in that camp as this is not unusual. Admittedly, it is a bit unusual not to go out much at all, but working from home and transitioning from ‘work mode’ to ‘personal life mode’ is something I mastered many years ago.

Productivity While Working From Home

Productivity While Working From Home

Someone in your office coughed and now everyone is asked to work remotely. So, now you must figure out how to successfully work from home. For many people working in an office environment provides much needed structure and can be a place with fewer distractions – or at least different kinds of distractions. So, how can you create a suitable work environment in your living or dining room?

Airplane Mode People!

Airplane Mode People!

How many times does each of us experience someone’s phone going off in a public place we are at? Often, right? Most of us take the time to click the correct button to make the device not ring, or even vibrate. However, some are uncertain just what button they can or should use to not totally turn off their phone, and then there are those who simply don’t care. Granted it does take time for a smartphone to start up again, which can be annoying, so an alternative to just switching it off and on again all day long is a good idea.

This New Years – DON’T make a list of Resolutions!

This New Years – DON’T make a list of Resolutions!

That’s right – you don’t have to be a Productivity Expert to know that those New Year’s resolutions won’t happen anyway – so don’t bother. Seriously. I have a better idea. Like you, I have made list after list of the things I am going to change for the coming year. And like me you probably get off to a great start for the first few weeks (if you are lucky as only 20% stay in the game past 30 days) and then those resolutions are out the window.