Mind the Gap in 2020

A change in decade has psychological significance. Some of us rang in a new millennium, worked thorough the financial turmoil of “the aughts”, recovered our wits and our money during the teens, and are currently preparing for the 20s. I wonder if they’ll be roaring...

How to Handle Professional Betrayal

Have you ever felt betrayed by someone at work? Maybe a colleague took credit for your efforts. Perhaps your boss promised something and didn’t deliver. The injustice is frustrating, demotivating, and can devastate your productivity.   One of the hardest lessons...

Prioritizing Tasks: What Comes First?

If you have more tasks to do than time to do them in, you are prioritizing – intentionally or unintentionally.   Unintentional methods of prioritization include: Recency Effect. What arrived last gets done first. This is pretty much how an email inbox works....

The Law of the Hammer

Recently, I have witnessed what I can best describe as overuse injuries – in a cognitive/psychological sense.   One person who is very generous was on the verge of burnout. She kept giving and prioritizing other people to the point that she had no time to take...