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Career Advice No One Tells You


When it comes to growth and your career, it helps to read as many self-help and career books and blogs as you can (says the career blogger.)  They are written to help you figure out how to achieve your goals, whether it’s to become wealthier, be more productive, or decide if side gigs are the right option … Continue reading

The 80/20 Time Revolution


  Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least. – JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE In a previous post, I introduced Richard Koch, the author of The 80/20 Principle; The Secret to Achieving More with Less. Be prepared if you decide to read this book; it will make you uncomfortable … Continue reading

Leaving on Vacation Gracefully


Summer is almost here, and since most of us will be taking some time off, it seems like a good time for a discussion of how to leave your office for an extended period. There are tools available to help coworkers and customers know what to do in your absence, and ways to help the team cope better while you’re gone.

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Designing Your Workday


Embed from Getty Images This post was inspired by a Fast Company article authored by Thomas Davies. Thomas Davies is a director of Google for Work  and a smart guy when it comes to time management. In his Fast Company article, in fact, he disdains the idea of time management. “..because “managing” time starts from the … Continue reading

Productivity Peaks and Valleys


Since you’re not a machine, you don’t run at optimum speed and efficiency all day. There are points in the day when you’re sharp, focused and energized, and points where you’re sluggish, mentally and physically. The key to success is working with these natural rhythms during your day, maximizing your peaks and resting during the valleys. Continue reading

How to Sabotage Meetings Like a Pro


A fascinating article appeared in Fortune Magazine online this week. It describes a document issued during WWII and declassified in the 1970s. It had been published in 1944 by the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, the agency that preceded the CIA. It remained buried in obscurity until a few years ago when a consultant named … Continue reading