time management

Stretched Too Thin? 5 Strategies For Coping With Too Much Work

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Having too much work has become the new normal. With the economy still volatile and employment opportunities still tight, the perfect environment exists for overwork. Employers keen on doing more with less keep resources lean and don’t give managers the budget to do otherwise. Employees nervous about dwindling options take on the extra responsibilities and [...]

A 4-Step Time Management Plan To Balance Immediate Needs With Long-Term Goals

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A time management conundrum: How do you manage everything you have to do right now with important goals you want to achieve in the future? You have a demanding job already, but you want to explore elsewhere (different role, different company, different career). You run your own business and need to serve current clients but [...]

Five Ways To Manage Fear When You Stretch Outside Your Comfort Zone

– Posted in: career change, motivation, time management

I thought about writing about growth, since it’s spring, and growth is something that happens when you stretch outside your comfort zone. (I did write about growth for the 4/16 issue of the newsletter in case you missed that one!) But the flip side of the positive growth that comes when you stretch outside your [...]

Four Ways To Achieve Both Professional And Personal Fulfillment

– Posted in: life coaching, time management

The other day I was catching up with a very accomplished technology executive who was at a loss in forming her next professional moves because everything she prioritized right now pointed to her personal fulfillment – getting back into shape, focusing on family, travel. It made sense in a way since she had been working [...]

Work Not Working For You? Increase Your Productivity By Asking For What You Need

– Posted in: career management, time management

In a recent Forbes post, I write for the manager’s benefit on how to motivate when morale is low. I mention three specific needs that individuals have –motivation, information, or skills training -- that can make a team more productive. Do you know what you need for maximum productivity? The answer changes over time, and [...]

Procrastinating On Career Actions You Should Take? Five Strategies For Getting Stuff Done

– Posted in: career coaching, motivation, time management

In my latest Forbes post, I wrote about six career actions you should take but probably don’t. Returning recruiter phone calls was one such action, and the post was actually inspired by a senior executive at a recent workshop who didn’t want to return recruiter calls. On the flip side, I had another senior client [...]

10-Day Blog Challenge Day 9: Location Independence

– Posted in: career coaching, time management

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 9 which is about location independence -- i.e., having the ability to work remotely. Natalie has traveled to ~70 countries while building a multiple six-figure business, so she is an extreme version of location independence. I have two kids, so [...]