Working an altered schedule can give you greater control over how you spend your time.Read More
Invariably, there’s a lot of chatter about resolutions this time of year. Every January we seem to have a collective epiphany about eating better, saving money, and getting in shape.
Real talk about resolutions: You probably won’t be a fundamentally different person in January than you are in July. So why do we all try to make a change at the same time, and why are the changes so often doomed to fail?Read More
Being pregnant at work can be exhausting. My support network is both insightful and hilarious – advising me to “follow the koala”. I share their great advice and my experience with a particularly nosy post office customer.Read More
I recently composed a difficult professional email while on vacation with my family. As I read it aloud, my beloved aunt winced.
“You’re not going to write ‘y’all’ are you?,” she asked.
Short answer: “Hell yes, I am!”Read More
“I don’t need time, I need a deadline.” This Duke Ellington quote used to be my mantra. I’d find myself repeating it as a justification for the frenetic energy I brought to the last minute conclusion of every project. Duke Ellington was a respected leader in his field, I reasoned, so if he operated with this attitude, my own procrastination wasn’t a personal failing.
While some people enjoy the high levels of intensity and focus that can come from relying on deadlines, I’ve recently decided I no longer wanted to be motivated by an intense, often exhausting, push to the finish line.
These are the four questions I explored as I strategized about forging a different path.Read More
Whether you're dealing with a difficult client, colleague, or employer, these 4 strategies can help you say what you need to in a way that's compelling, authentic and more comfortable to you.Read More