Protect your time: And don’t feel guilty

Last week I wrote about being more strategic by giving yourself time to think — in fact, scheduling time to think.

And I emphasized the fact that if you don’t schedule it, it won’t happen.

But the reality is, even if you do schedule this time, it can still be hard to make it happen. Read More “Protect your time: And don’t feel guilty”

Busy is a choice

busy to important

Through my work, I talk to many people (exeucitves, mid-level managers, and individuals) in many different companies and industries, and the one issue that seems epidemic, is that people are all too busy.

I see three underlying issues that cause people to get and stay too busy. Read More “Busy is a choice”

Don't try to DO all the work

I was recently looking at my book RISE on my kindle to see what people were responding to, by checking out the “view popular highlights” feature.

The most highlighted passage was:

Think of your job as figuring out a better way to deal with all this stuff than it is to DO all this stuff and you’ll be on the right track. Read More “Don't try to DO all the work”

Help! I'm a Work-horse and I'm stuck

help Im a workhorseI recently received some input from a reader that defined the perfect storm of being stuck in the workhorse trap. Here it is…

“I’m the workhorse for our volunteer emergency communicator group. There are 4 of us, but here lately I’ve been the only one answering the calls from the City for severe weather (tornadoes, severe hailstorms, etc.) even in the middle of the night. Read More “Help! I'm a Work-horse and I'm stuck”