productivity

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

– Posted in: life coaching, motivation, Uncategorized

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% of resolutions fall by the wayside [...]

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 [...]

How To Find Focus In An Open Workspace – Reader Question

– Posted in: career management, negotiate and close the offer, 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 reasons [...]

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 [...]

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

– Posted in: career management, time management

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 lean and don’t give managers the budget to do [...]