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, our offices are now staffed with folks who are as generationally diverse as they are…

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Having an accountant as a father, I can remember when I was a young girl looking forward to April 16th. That’s when ‘busy season’ was finally over and Daddy would no longer be working late at night and on the weekends. Well, there’s another occupation where ‘busy season’ applies, but it’s much more reliant on…

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I’ve written several articles now in an effort to convince you that busyness is merely a state of mind, and a precarious one at that. It inhibits corporate productivity, it promotes one-upsmanship, and it perpetuates a contagious cycle of office toxicity….quite the opposite of what we traditionally credited it for. Avoiding the word and the…

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If you’ve read and digested my two recent articles on Why “Busy” Is A Four-Letter Cuss Word, you’ve likely learned a few valuable lessons about workplace communications. For one, you now realize how your workforce isn’t exactly overworked simply because they wax dramatic about how “busy” they are. Furthermore, you yourself are not a martyr…

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Let’s begin to unpack the three factors leading to great stress in the workplace. Last week we deigned the first building block bolstering corporate stress is that ambitious businesspeople have convinced themselves that they’re too busy to cram anything else into their workweek, and thus, have systematically ignored the employment of stress management. This attitude…

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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 like when you buy a new car and suddenly notice countless others just like it…

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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 futile!). In this 3rd and final installment of Block It Out, I’d like to explore…

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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 overcame the feeling of being too “busy” and mismanaging my time. The benefits of keeping…

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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 categorized as sexual harassment, yet it’s not entirely appropriate to engage in, nor does it…

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With DRIVEN’s Energy Workshop Series in progress, I thought it time to revisit an energy-related webinar of ours from the autumn of ’15. The theme? Menopause. The following are the surprising facts we discovered that day from menopause expert Ellen Dolgen. I hope you will be inspired by them, and will consider join me for…

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