Workplace Wisdom

How to handle the times when work, well…to put it bluntly, just sucks.

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    New Normal Requires New Habits

    Habits – Routines - Rituals We live in a wacky, wonky world, and healthy, positive habits can mean the difference between order and chaos, ease and burden, or success and failure. Nathaniel Emmons, American Theologian, once said, "Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters." A major working habit of mine was to work
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  • 20-09-30 Post Measuring for Career Success

    Measuring for Career Success

    Measuring for Career Success Lord Kelvin, a mathematical physicist, once said: "When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind." He died in 1907, and what he
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  • 20-08-28 Post Critical Thinking - Making Desirable Outcomes More Likely

    Critical Thinking – Making Desirable Outcomes More Likely

    Too Much Information; Too Little Time; Too Many Decisions to Make In today’s volatile business environment, we receive considerable amounts of data and information to sift and think through to make crucial decisions that impact our organizational goals and results. Developing our critical thinking skills is essential as leaders at all
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    What Are You Putting Off That Is Getting In The Way Of Your Success?

    Have you noticed your “To Do” list getting longer because of daily fire drills, new projects, unanswered emails, phone calls, and texts, not to mention all the things needing your attention at home? By day’s end, you find yourself surrounded by more “stuff” you don’t want to deal with; don’t know what to do with, or you will get to when and if
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  • 20-05-31 Post Time To Reconnect With Our Inner Joy

    Time To Reconnect With Our Inner Joy!

    Time To Reconnect With Our Inner Joy This year is almost half over, and it feels like a lifetime has passed! These last few months have been grim, frightening, and uncertain. Luckily, States are steadily reopening, and companies are slowly rehiring employees. Yet, people are still extremely stressed out and irritated.  Too much happening
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  • 20-04-30 Post Tackling Goals Can Be Exciting

    Tackling Goals Can Be Exciting!

    When Setting Goals, Sustain the Momentum by Creating a Picture of the End Result!  If you want results, you must keep your focus on your end game. With all the requests, agreements, commitments, and tasks associated with everyday living and working, the requirement to set goals, whether work-related or personal, can feel like a burden. It
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    5 Ways to Create Your New Normal Now and After the Virus Crisis

    Developing a New Normal Moving Forward Coronavirus has pushed a Country-wide reset button and has created the opportunity for the creation of a "new" more satisfying normal, despite its negative impact. We now have an excellent opportunity to look within ourselves, discover our innate inner wisdom on how we would prefer to live and make
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  • 20-02-29 Post Stick to Basics

    Sticking To The Basics

    Keeping It Basic Jim Rohn, author of "What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence," once said, "Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals." All the commitments, information to absorb, and things to complete can be all-consuming, stressful, and
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  • 20-01-31 Post To get where you want to go

    To Get Where You Want To Go, You First Need To Know Where You Are!

    Loretta Staples, a Strategy Consultant, now Therapist, once stated, "If you are clear about what you want, the world responds with clarity." Whether you’re taking a vacation, building a dream home, or managing a large project, periodically identifying where you are now to where you want to be, helps you focus firmly on the results you want to
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  • 19-12-31 Post End of Year Debrief

    End of Year Debrief

    Each year I update my End of Year Debrief as a reminder to savor your accomplishments during this year and prepare for next year. This year has been a blur! Because we can get mired down in all the details of emails, deadlines, and projects, going into the New Year is a great time to think about what you have accomplished in 2019 and what
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