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.” Read More
This month’s webinar was on the topic of Using Time Better
If you missed it, you can download the recording.
How well do you use time?
It’s easy to blame others for making us too busy, but the first step is to face up to the fact that we alone, are the resource of our own time. Read More
Resist the Internet sometimes
Ok, right off the bat… If you are reading this blog in bed, stop now, turn your device off, do something else for now, and come back to the internet later…
I could probably end this blog right here, because this is the main point. Read More
Schedule what is important to you
In getting ready for this month’s webinar on Managing Your Own Performance, I recalled a small epiphany I had many years ago: Time management is the key to happiness.
What I mean by this is simply that:
I have way more fun, when I make time on purpose to have fun. Read More
I want to share two important ideas that I learned from one of my key, long-time mentors, Jim Davis. These have proven to be profoundly valuable through my career.
Big Idea #1 – New is stressful
There was a time when I started a new, big, executive job, and the enormity of what I needed to learn was crushing. Read More
Bullied as a kid
I think many of us have the experience of being a misfit or an outcast as a child. I certainly do not have the corner on this. But with all the talk of bullying right now, it got me thinking about my childhood bullies and the ultimate impact that being bullied had on my life. Read More
Business travel can be crushing.
Just like all of you road warriors, I’ve honed my approach for what to always have in my bag, how to best deal with planes, trains, and automobiles, ways of maneuvering various hotel annoyances, etc., Read More