career

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 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,…