“Work Smarter!” you say? How annoying.

Work smarter…not harder. ~Allan H. Mogensen, the father of flowcharts, ca. 1930   For knowledge workers, “hard” work is often measured by time spent – an eight-hour day becoming a ten-hour one, for example.  Hard workers put in extra hours, check their work email...

Your calendar is a shield, not a sponge!

Your calendar is the shield with which you defend your balanced life.  However, too often we treat it as a sponge for other peoples’ priorities.   In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias gives three tips to use your calendar as the important time management tool...

10 Tips to Finish the Year Well

There’s nothing astronomically significant that happens at midnight on December 31st.  There’s no “New Year Comet” that flies through the sky.  If you really want to get astronomically geeky about it, a year is not really a year. There is a psychological significance,...

How to Delegate Productively

Delegation does not have to be painful — for you or other people.  Sometimes our dread of delegation leads to poor execution.   In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias gives three powerful tips to make delegation productive.   Don’t want to watch the...

Should you Change yourself or Change your Job?

Recently, I have a wave of eerily similar conversations with clients and potential clients.  I’ve discussed the issue with people both during and after training classes.  I’ve spoken with at least two potential clients about it during their initial assessment calls....