The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work,…
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“That’s it!” I thought as I waited in my car for a light to change. The guest on a radio interview program had just described how she taught and counseled people in ways that empowered them. And in that moment in 1986, I…
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No matter how many new technological innovations are created to improve our efficiency and productivity, there are still just 24 hours in every day. Time Chunks is a new way to open up more time.
This limitation leads to missed business,…
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These days, the ultimate question may not be “What is the meaning of life?”, but simply, “Where do I find the time to achieve balance?”
Between our work and personal lives (family, friends, exercise, sports,…
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Trust: Becoming a Trusted Leader
“We can build our leadership upon fear, obligation, or trust. However, only a foundation of trust results in the collaboration and goodwill necessary to achieve our peak performance.”
These words, from…
Gabriel Randa was Mr. Target Heart Rate. Every day after work, he dutifully trucked to his health club to climb the stair exercise machine, jog on the treadmill and pedal up “huge inclines” on the stationary bike.
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With organizations, leaders and individuals so fervently focused on the bottom line, it’s easy to ignore “softer” goals, such as listening well. All that touchy-feeling stuff is a waste of my time, you might say or think.
On the contrary!…
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Claiming the Empty Spaces
The Importance of Idle Time in a Fast-Forward World
“What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.”
—W. H. Davies
You’re just about to leave for your dentist appointment…
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Full Speed Ahead with “Yes, and” Thinking
Nothing zaps a great idea faster than “Yes, but….” You might as well say “No.”
It’s not just about semantics. In fact, “Yes, but” may be the No. 1 phrase for killing personal hope,…
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Time is the great equalizer. Everybody gets the same amount: 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour. We can’t save time or accumulate or rearrange it. We can’t turn it off or on. It can’t be replaced.
But these days, it seems as if…
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The poet e.e. cummings wrote: “Always the beautiful answer, who asks a more beautiful question.” Indeed, solid strategic plans, strong work relationships, high morale and improved performance are all byproducts of good questions. This potent…
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Utilize these efficient tactics to increase your productivity.
Improving your email habits can drastically increase your productivity. Like any new approach, these take focus and practice. But after awhile, they will become habits that support…
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