I often share an idea that if you are feeling stuck, or down, or distracted and can’t seem to get into motion and make progress, try to move something (anything) small forward.
The feeling of moving forward creates positive momentum that you can then build on. Read More
One of the most important things we can all do as business leaders is give ourselves time to think.
Scheduling time to think in your work week (and life in general) is vital to your success and sanity — and your creativity and effectiveness. Read More
Make More Time
This month’s topic in my Executive Mentoring Group is Make More Time.
The goal here is to create 2 or more hours a week for yourself to have time to think, plan, work on strategic priorities — or get a little life back! Read More
For most of my life, networking meetings were torture for me.
I could never get comfortable with them. I’d either hide in the corner, or desperately cling to the person I came with. I didn’t know who to meet or what to say. Read More
Is email a source of stress in your life?
Very regularly business leaders ask me about how to deal with overwhelming email. It comes up all the time.
Awhile back I wrote a blog called Is email killing you?
In that article I talked about thinking differently and more strategically about dealing with email, and I also talked about the idea of keeping a zero-inbox. Read More
Last week in my blog, I wrote about increasing productivity by engaging people’s humanity by Starting with Laughter. This was the most quoted snippet:
If you respect people’s humanity and give them a chance to warm up and situate themselves in the context of what is happening, you are far more likely to build trust, get buy-in, and get people ready to do the hard work.
Feeling Discouraged, Stuck, Lazy?
Do you ever have one of those days when every single thing on your task list feels impossible or just too annoying… and you can’t seem to get yourself engaged on anything?
As leaders we will always have hard things to deal with that will make some days feel miserable: Impossible demands, nasty politics, aggressive competitors, arrogant bosses, low performers, schedule pressures, resource cuts, multiple stakeholders, difficult people…the list goes on and on. Read More
This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Using Your Strengths to Thrive More at Work.
Get the webinar
If you missed it you can download the recording.
Members of Azzarello group can download this webinar for free. Read More
As we start the new year I’ve been thinking about choices.
I realized that there are some simple, key choices that we all have immediately available to us that can help us be more true to ourselves, and become happier and more successful at work and life — no matter where we are starting from. Read More
Preserving your energy
As I was writing the title for this post, I recalled when a former boss told me, “What I need most from you is to cope. I need you to be willing to come back every day.”
This was a real gift to me because sometimes merely coping with the strain of a tough job seems all you can really do. Read More