Work/Life Integration

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…
Jul 12

The Social Shutout: How Women Can Direct a Business Conversation Away From Sports

When delivering workshops about business networking, an inquiry that I often get from the female participants is, “What if I don’t do sports?”. In other words, since they don’t follow college or professional sports, how can these women find a…
Jul 08

Being “All-In”: Self-Fulfillment and The Challenge of FOMO

It happened three times in one day, which became the tipping point. And I must admit that I hadn’t been aware of the acronym FOMO until then, but once I learned of it, it seemed to pop up everywhere, just…
Jul 01

Block It Out: How A Simple Time Log Can Restore Maximum Workday Productivity, Part 3

I’ve written about the benefits of keeping a time log from several perspectives now, including the utilization of non-prime time, increasing energy and productivity, managing your inbox, and even blocking out time for “goofing off” (resistance to Facebook can be…
Jun 22

Block It Out: How A Simple Time Log Can Restore Maximum Workday Productivity, Part 2

I hope you gained some inspiration while reading Part I of this blog series, where I came clean on the emotional detriments experienced by my former self, and then shared with you some tools and first-hand insight on how I…
Jun 15

Block It Out: How A Simple Time Log Can Restore Maximum Workday Productivity, Part 1

Who isn’t tired of feeling that unrelenting low dose of angst pulsing through their body? Sounds like you? Have you gotten so accustomed to the feeling of being “busy” and concerning yourself with “what’s next” that you’re not even aware…
Jun 08

Back To Business: 6 Ways To Politely Decline When You Get Hit-On While Networking

Women of the business world: There’s a type of awkward male/female interaction in the network setting that has likely taken many of you by surprise, but rarely gets discussed with or addressed by your colleagues and supervisors. It can’t be…
May 24

A Smoother Operator You Will Never See: Superwoman Rosalie Mandel

In an age when professional women are still struggling to get noticed in their careers, sometimes it takes more than just being great at your job to pull ahead. But it takes a truly ardent individual to lead the charge…
May 11

Leveraging Friendships In Business: 5 Tips For The Good-Intentioned

Warren Buffet once implied in a quote that, as a company, when you don’t consider hiring women, you’re limiting yourself to half the talent. Now, think of this in terms of business network contacts. Are you inadvertently closing off the…
May 05

DRIVEN’s First Energy Management Workshop: The 3 Big Takeaways

The first in a series of four DRIVEN Personal Energy Management Workshops, held at the offices of our corporate supporter RSM on April 28th, had the intended effect of energizing its participants by opening their minds to all the possibilities…