Email Practices

Aug 16

The Realities of Busyness: Why “Busy” Is A Four-Letter Swear Word, Part 2

The week before last, we explored how employees stating that they’re “busy” all the time can have unfortunate effects on their mental and physical health, and can actually add to the toxicity of the work environment. It can also send…
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…
Mar 29

Killing Me Slowly: Why Eating Lunch At Your Desk Is A Bad Idea

Have you ever eaten lunch right at your desk, with the intention of “getting ahead”? Has it become a common way to spend your lunchtime? If so, I have a wake-up call for you: This feeble attempt at playing catch-up…
Mar 15

Breaking The Email Trance: Embrace The Out-Of-Office Message

Can you believe that people spend up to 50% of their time digging their way out from under a perpetually swollen inbox? Wait, you do too? Don’t be ashamed of being a statistic; I used to be right there with…
Jan 08

Virtual Workshop: The 2016 Inbox Cleanse

Are you overwhelmed by your inbox, always feeling like you’re trying to shovel out while email just keeps piling up? Do you waste hours trying to “get ahead” on email, only to find yourself falling behind? So do we. That’s…
Oct 20

Satellite Strategies, Part 2: Progressive Ideas On The Future Of The Workplace

Many companies have noticed that keeping workers in the professional services workforce (particularly women) is becoming even more of a challenge as of late. Besides being expected to put in long hours away from home and family, there are brutal…
Jun 29

Failure To Follow Up: Committing The Cardinal Sin Of Networking

Litterbugs should be exposed! Sounds extreme? Remember, this is coming from the woman who is allergic to late. My logic goes this way: There is absolutely no reason to litter; those who do are either being entitled, self-absorbed, downright lazy,…
Feb 16

Are You A “Morning Person”, or Just An Early Riser?

There’s one thing that each of us knows for sure: whether or not we are a morning person. It’s also probably safe to say that it’s tricky to become a morning person if we’re not one already. If this describes…
Feb 09

Finding Focus: An Entrepreneur’s Tips on Smoothing Out a Rough Start

At the conclusion of WAC’s community events, participants are asked to volunteer their feedback about what they’ve learned from the presentation. This takes the form of “Baby Steps” that they plan to take in their careers and personal lives. These…
Oct 13

Satellite Strategies: Tips on Working from Home Productively

Is the modern workplace outdated? Well, consider that in the 21st century more business is done in a global economy, shattering the old 9 to 5 workday model. Factor in the increasing time and expense of commuting, plus the recent…