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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,…
Oct 18

Emotional Rescue: Saving Yourself From A Pesky Workplace Micro-Stressor

Throughout DRIVEN’s in-depth reporting on stress in the workplace, we’ve identified and dissected three distinct stressors with detrimental impacts on career. We’ve also exposed the myth that we’re too “busy” to learn to manage our stress more effectively (Hopefully you’ve…
Oct 11

Out With The Old: 5 Reasons to Transcend The “Billable Hours” Business Model

To ease you into the topic of billable hours, or more importantly, to the reasons your firm should begin to embrace the alternatives, I recently laid out the drawbacks of sticking with this obsolete approach to professional services. The macro…
Oct 05

Is The Billable Hour Business Model Antiquated? You Be The Judge.

Recently, I filled you in on some of the “macro” stressors that lurk in today’s workplace, and the ways in which they drag down productivity and prompt employee turnover. Such seemingly-inconspicuous oversights like poor EQ among recruits, leadership by fear,…
Sep 28

Coming To Terms: A Macro Perspective on The Importance of Soft Skills

Soft skills: They’re universal. Why is this so essential to understand and act upon as a boss or manager? Well, as you may have learned in my September 2016 article introducing you to the stress-averse workplace of the 21st century,…
Sep 22

Workplace 2.0: It’s Diverse and Stress-Averse

If you’ve been reading our summer blog series exploring the causes and effects of workplace stress and the myth of busyness, you learned that there is good stress and bad stress. You also acknowledged as recently as last week that…
Sep 13

The Secrets of Stress: Finding An Anabolic Balance In Corporate Culture

When I launched DRIVEN’s Energy Management blog series on July 28th, 2016, I mentioned that many corporate cultures are stress-generating, meaning, the stressors have been inadvertently woven into the fabric of their operations. This is the case for more companies…