We all know that email is out of control. A recent online Harvard Business Review article has some very good ideas on how we can all create a more “compassionate” email culture in our organizations. Here are some of the authors’ tips: *Consider if everyone really needs to get this email. Cut your list if not. *Be clear, specific, and to the point. *Consider if … [Read more...] about Compassionate Emailing
If you don’t think that the term “self-care” belongs in the same sentence as “serious people,” then this blog is definitely for you. You’re serious. You have important things to do. The only reason you even take time to read this blog – occasionally – is that you get tips for how to get more work done faster. Well guess what – this blog about self-care is actually about … [Read more...] about Self-Care for Serious People
Our new cohort of Executive MBAs at Smith Maryland are about to start the Executive Coaching part of our program and I am sending them this recent article* from Harvard Business Review to help them make sure they are in the right frame of mind to start the process. But, all of us need to be open to “coaching” whether we have a formal executive coach or not. Our bosses, our … [Read more...] about Are You Coachable?
The noise drives me crazy. Ding-dong! Another kid joins a Zoom call. Shoo-shoo-shoo! A child is pretending to fight with a lightsaber. “Moooommmmm!” Someone needs tech support with their distance learning. “I DON’T UNDERSTAND!” The 1st grader is shouting at his teacher because he’s struggling to learn to read on Zoom. Buzz! My 1st grader’s teacher texts me to tell … [Read more...] about The ABCs of Distraction
Research from a new Harvard Business Review article confirms what a lot of us have feared – that the pandemic has made a workplace problem even worse: Burnout. In her February 10 article, author Jennifer Moss reports on a research survey that covered 46 different countries from a wide variety of sectors and jobs. Some of the troubling findings include: *89% said their … [Read more...] about Beating Burnout