Six Productivity Habits That Give More Back Than They Take

When I’m busy or procrastinating on a big project that needs to get done, my good productivity habits fall by the wayside. I check email too often, rationalizing that I need to be accessible in a crisis mode (actually staying productive would be more helpful but my stressed out self has poorer … [Read more...]

If I Could Wish One Success Trait For My Clients, It Would Be This

For most of January, I featured blogs on motivation and productivity because it was new year’s resolution time so the “how to reach success in your goals” theme seemed apropos. I actually returned to that theme in February for two additional posts, after discovering a startling statistic: over 40% … [Read more...]

Three Counterintuitive Ways To Get Back On Track With Your Goals

If you are like the over 40% of goal-setters who have abandoned their new year’s resolutions by January of the same year, then you need strategies to get back on track with your goals. In my latest Forbes post, I shared four strategies (and new book recommendations) to help you maintain those new … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

Why I Work On Vacation and On Weekends and Feel More Balanced Because Of It

In a few days, I’m leaving for a two-week trip to the Philippines, and I plan to work on vacation. I’ll be with my spouse and oldest kid so it’s a family vacation, but January is one of my busiest months of the year, so it will be a working vacation. (Also, since I’m obsessing on international real … [Read more...]

How To Find Focus In An Open Workspace – Reader Question

Reader H.M. asks: What are good ways of finding quiet in an open office or in securing a private office in the hiring process or after starting a job? This is a timely question since many workplaces I’m seeing are moving to an open floorplan – better collaboration and cost efficiency are the two … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

Productivity Tips For Working At Home (Unexpectedly)

In my latest career advice column for Money and Time, I share productivity tips for working at home (unexpectedly, say, because of a snow storm!). Here is the unedited version: If you’re a resident of the Northeast, you’re probably impacted by the big snow storm hitting the area. Your office may … [Read more...]

Career Success Subscribers-Only Webinar Series – Free in June

Get free career coaching in June! We are recording 6 brand-new webinars on the top concerns and sticky situations we hear over and over again at our workshops and from our readers just like you. These workshops are a quick 25-minutes each, so you can get coaching over lunch, a coffee break or your … [Read more...]

Stretched Too Thin? 5 Strategies For Coping With Too Much Work – Forbes.com

This post originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for Forbes.com: 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 … [Read more...]

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