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Dec 29

The 2016 Wrap-Up, Including DRIVEN’s Articles of The Year

In looking back at 2016, there’s no denying it was the Year of Energy at DRIVEN. Inspired by my own past dealings with energy crises and the related roadblocks, and more importantly my success in overcoming the subsequent spinouts and…
Dec 22

Scheduling Your Priorities: How A Simple Habit Can Revolutionize Your Productivity

Becoming mindful of time sinks….that is, all of those pesky workplace tasks, crises, interruptions and other distractions that compete with your capacity to get real work done….has been the focus of our recent article series exploring productivity. If you’ve been…
Dec 13

Urgent and Unimportant: Surmounting The Tasks That Impede Your Real Work

Getting trapped in the career mindset of “busy work” is something that we professionals are all too familiar with. Frequent workplace interruptions come to mind as the mechanism for steering us away from productivity and toward the black hole of…
Dec 06

Days of Distraction, Part 2: A True Case Study In Corporate Stress-Relief

A high level of productivity in the workplace environment is a magical state of affairs. It sets the stage for the corporate utopia that all companies aspire to arrive at, and is the driving force behind growth and employee retention.…
Nov 29

Days Of Distraction: A Micro Stressor With Macro Consequences

In our ongoing investigation into workplace stress, my hope is that you are inspired to confront this very real obstacle to success from a perspective of confidence rather than defeat. As we dissect the roots of today’s stressors and provide…
Nov 22

Sizing Up Your Biggest Critic: The End of the Impostor Syndrome

Of all the career roadblocks we’re likely to encounter, none are more fascinating, and more preventable, than the self-imposed ones. I discovered this in 2015, when examining workplace fears and organizing a live event that laid these fears on the…
Nov 14

Talkin’ Turkey, Drinkin’ Juice.

Poll 30 people about their Thanksgiving wine preferences, and you might find yourself in a bit of an algorithmic pickle— you’ll likely get 30 distinct responses. I know because I’ve tried it, and I spent better than a decade in…
Nov 10

We Know You’re In There: Smoking Out The Hidden Impostor

Think about the woman described here: She is well-educated, honest, ambitious, and has landed herself an excellent job with a respected firm. Yet somehow, she tends to frequently underestimate herself, characterized by a fear of failure and an underlying sense…
Oct 31

A Voice and A Choice: Your Inner Critic and You, Part 2:

Well? Have you given her a name yet? Your inner critic, that’s who. As you may have learned from my recent article addressing your Twin Within, this self-imposed menace lives inside the minds of us all, and needs to be…
Oct 27

The Twin Within: Your Inner Critic & You

Today’s corporate professionals find themselves in a quandary. Even when they’re competent, highly-qualified and productive, they are compelled to feel like they’re not doing enough. Even worse, such insecurity can convince the individual that they’re ‘not enough’ as a worker,…