productivity

Jul 14

Virtual Workshop: Introducing GRACE in the Workplace

There is much documented research to suggest that women face unique challenges within corporate culture. The response from DRIVEN Professionals is an action-oriented solution known as GRACE in the WorkplaceTM! This signature series draws upon the most cutting-edge and relevant…
May 02

Getting Co-Creative: The Art of Becoming Mindful of Your Colleagues’ Emotions

Have you ever noticed that when you learn a new trendy word, you start hearing the word used all the time? A similar thing just happened to me with a car color. The VW Beetle now comes in a soothing…
Apr 25

3 Degrees of Separation: You Are THIS Close To Controlling Your Own Emotions!

Last week, I think I may have heard a groan as you read about self-imposed distractions. I could imagine the emotional turmoil in contemplating how you distract yourself as much as you’re distracted by others. Though after that initial sting,…
Apr 21

Virtual Workshop: Addressing The Unspoken Distraction

“The average amount of time people spend on any single activity before being interrupted or before switching activities is about three minutes”. This statistic is so alarming that DRIVEN has decided to linger on the subject of interruptions for a…
Apr 18

Mindfulness Matters: The Nuts ‘N Bolts of Being In The Present

After reading my article Getting Engaged: How Being Mindful Of The Present Can Transform Your Career, have you taken note of how often you think about the past or worry about the future? One of its goals was to demonstrate…
Apr 11

Getting Engaged: How Being Mindful of the Present Can Transform Your Career

Over the first quarter of 2017, you may have picked up on the fact that working in a trust-deficient environment creates a certain social toxicity which places the amygdala on high alert. When this reptilian portion of our brain senses…
Apr 04

How Do YOU Show Up?: A Holistic Look at the Trust Equation, Part 2

Intraoffice trust can be grown when you acquire a baseline assessment of your coworkers’ trustworthiness, and combine it with a wide, historical lens through which to view them individually. My recent article illustrated this process by proposing a familiar-sounding scenario…
Mar 15

Live Workshop: Intentional Productivity

Whether we are the manager or the report, it’s never been easier nor more difficult to be productive in today’s workplace. Digital technology, among other factors, in their attempt to simplify our jobs are also responsible for unforeseen distractions that…
Feb 14

Workplace Communications 2.0: Connecting Through Safe Rapport

As professionals, when we begin to learn the art of connecting with others, the advantages of trust and empathy are revealed. As illustrated through Johari’s Window in a recent DRIVEN article, sharing information with others about ourselves should unfold in…
Feb 07

A Building Block for Workplace Trust: Looking Through Johari’s Window

Along the path toward workplace optimization, it’s wise to be open to some communication techniques that may have seemed radical as recently as last decade. Having already witnessed many 21st-century companies putting these techniques into practice, it’s rewarding to watch…