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...

Do we even need voicemail anymore?

Fewer and fewer professionals are struggling with voicemail as a productivity problem.  Many people don’t get any voicemails.   In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias asks for your input on the state of voicemail.  Is it still a useful business tool?  ...

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...

Two Ways to Organize Your Email

Should you construct a File Plan? Or, is a Big Bucket approach the best option? In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias discusses the pros and cons of these two methods of organizing your email. Don’t want to watch the video?  A transcript is below.   Transcript...

Fear is not productive

Fear.  We all feel it.  We are not weak due to our fear.  However, making fear-based decisions in the workplace has impacts we’d rather not realize.   In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias discusses the outcomes of fear and the only three choices we can make....