Organizing Your Work Life

COVID’s Impact on Women (Part 2)—How to Get Some Help

“Ask for help. Not because you are weak, but because you want to remain strong.”  – Les Brown Part 1 of this series focused on triaging your obligations . . . starting with recognizing that the world has changed in the past year, and that’s going to impact how you show up as a mom. …

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COVID’s Impact on Women (Part I)—How to Triage Your To-Do List and Save Your Sanity

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”  – Maya Angelou Last month, the New York Times published an article following three working moms through their lives during the pandemic. If you haven’t seen it, here’s the gist: Women are drowning, and …

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Bring Spring Cleaning to Work: How to Deep Clean Your SOPs

“You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.”  – Pablo Neruda I don’t have a favorite season … but if I did, Spring would be duking it out with Fall for first place … Spring is like nature’s blank slate. Things are bursting up from the ground, the days are …

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Meetings are Often a Waste of Time: How to Make Sure Yours Aren’t

“A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.”  – Unknown Like it or not, we now live in a world where we rely on virtual meeting tools like Zoom to stay connected. If you’re organizing a virtual family game night or chat session with friends, you probably …

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How to Promote Work-Life Balance During a Pandemic

I was recently asked by the Human Resources organization SHRM about how employers can double down on promoting work-life balance for their people, especially now.  The global pandemic isn’t over, and lots of workers are almost a year into a “temporary” work-from-home arrangement. It’s no wonder that stress and anxiety are still high. And yet, …

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How to Prioritize a To-Do List in 2021

“There’s never enough time to do everything, but there’s always enough time to do the most important thing.”  – John Maxwell 2020 is officially over and done with … yay! And how different are things … really … in 2021? If this time delivered major life events for you, it’s easy to spot contrasts between …

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Optimizing Your Team: Do You Have the Right People in the Right Roles?

As much as talent counts, effort counts twice. – Angela Duckworth This summer, I wrote Part 1 and Part 2 of a series on effective leadership strategies during COVID-19. I know I’m preaching to the choir, but it bears repeating: companies right now are under a level of strain that is unprecedented. The volume of …

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How to be an effective leader during COVID-19 (PART 2)

“Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example.”  – Donald McGannon A couple of weeks ago, I wrote Part 1 of my 2-Part series on how to be an effective leader during COVID-19. Strong, effective leadership is more critical now than it has ever been. It’s human nature to look …

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Keeping Your Remote Team Productive + Focused, No Matter What’s Happening

Let’s be real. There’s a lot going on. Global lockdown for COVID-19, swirling agitation in the streets …  And you, like many business leaders, probably scrambled to put things in place for employees sent home to work with zero planning.  Your team may be out of sight—but not out of mind.  Are you worried about …

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Change Begins at Home: You Can’t Reinvent The World If You Can’t Find Your Keys

Business as usual seems a bit tone deaf when so many people are agitated and focused elsewhere. And: it’s hard to change the world when you can’t find your keys. Really. Knowing where your cell phone, wallet and other essentials are as you head out the door is super helpful and sanity-saving—whether you’re running errands …

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