Hire your own "thinking partner" to help you process and deal with current issues and plans for the future. Your focus may include:
- Preparing for your next-level leadership position
- Improving communications and relationships
You may be awake when parts of your brain are asleep. I bet you know what this feels like!
Time management is an illusion. You are making choices about your life, not time. If you are aware of these choices, time can be an asset instead of a problem.
Are you a victim of your overloaded inbox and never-ending to-do list? If you have trouble putting down the phone and walking away from the computer, you may be a suffering "completionist."
How often do you feel that you are rushing and have no time?
Have you ever considered that you might lose more time rushing to be punctual than if you took your eyes off the clock for a few moments? Here is a more healthy and practical way to deal with time.
Do you laugh at the concept of work/life balance? Read this post for tips on helping you happily live with a passionate obsession.
I just received a rejection notice. I applied to be on the board of a professional association. They turned me down.
Part of me was disappointed, embarrassed, angry, and even worried. The rest of me was utterly relieved. Woo hoo!
While interviewing women for my book, Wander Women, I had a very accomplished woman tell me, "All my life I was taught to raise my hand. Now I'm finally questioning what I'm
I saw the leaders of the future in a hotel in The Hague.
When I checked into the hotel, I was disappointed that I would be spending a week far from the city center with snow expected almost every day. I was teaching a leadership class so I would have little time to explore the city. The view out my window was populated by bare trees and a distant skyline.
Today is a rainy day in Phoenix, Arizona. I have a to-do list of course, but I just can't stir up the energy to accomplish more than answering email. So what should I do with this rare day of no appointments or deadlines? Here's what I decided.
Over the holidays, I found the time to be with some friends I had not seen for months. We always promise to meet more often. Then each year, we share excuses explaining why that promise was broken. Putting friendships on the back burner when we get overly busy is harmful to our success. This post demonstrates how scheduling friend time can help you grow.
Instead of writing goals this year, can you define your cause? Goals create actions which might have an effect. Causes create effects, making the goals that arise more fluid, adaptable and meaningful.
St. Thomas Aquinas wrote:
I have a cause.
We need those, don't we?
Otherwise the darkness and the cold gets in
and everything starts to
My soul has a purpose, it is
do not fulfill
my heart's vocation,
What inside your heart is asking