Project Management

Do These 3 Things to Crush Your Goals Now

“99% of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.”  – George Washington Carver If you’ve reviewed, revised and/or re-focused on making significant progress toward your goals this January, you’re not alone.  Even people who avoid New Year’s resolutions often take stock at the beginning of a new year and adjust …

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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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The Things That Waste Your Time at Work

Do you ever get to the end of the day or week and think, “I got nothing done today!” What do you do when that happens—do you beat up on yourself? Talk crap to yourself and call yourself names? We all respond to stress differently but I have noticed that when something like this happens, …

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One breath at a time

That’s life: starting over, one breath at a time. SHARON SALZBERG The breath is everything. Or almost everything. The heart is in there, too. Biologically speaking, when we stop breathing, we die. Emotionally, psychologically, spiritually it seems to be the same way. The power in this knowledge, in what Sharon is calling our attention to, …

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Eat the frog!

                What does a frog have to do with clutter and disorganization? How does a frog have anything to do with time management? I’m often asked, “Where do I start? I’m surrounded by piles and mounds of stuff. Everywhere I look. It’s all so overwhelming!” And what I always tell people is, …

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Learning to surf

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. JON KABAT-ZINN Learning to surf is the perfect metaphor for positive action in the face of something possibly overwhelming or intimidating. The principle of acceptance is a powerful tool when we are confronted with something that scares us or we just don’t like. More …

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Back to school guest post: Jacqueline Green

We asked some of our favorite parenting bloggers about their back-to-school routines. This week we’re thrilled to feature parenting coach, educator, and speaker, Jacqueline Green. What has historically been your biggest challenge with getting your children ready for the school year? I used to see the start of the new school year as a chance …

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