“Being extraordinary . . . means pursuing our full potential.”* You have had moments of performing at an extraordinary level; maybe many moments. It feels really great, doesn’t it!?! What would it be like to have a job and set of work responsibilities that gave you the opportunity to feel that way on a regular basis? Right! Awesome!!! So how can you make that … [Read more...] about When Are You at Your Best?
Which group is least successful in their work life? “Givers” who are characterized by being helpful, compassionate, caring, and kind? Or “Takers” who are always looking out for what is best for themselves? It turns out that “Givers” make up this least successful group. And the most successful? “Givers” as well! What’s going on here? It turns out that some “Givers” … [Read more...] about “Nice Guys” Finish . . .
I have made a big deal out of the importance of setting goals, rather than new year's resolutions -- both in my blog and in the column I wrote for The Washington Post (click here to read it). To fully understand how to effectively set goals, please read my new article The Power of Goals which you can download here at no cost. It is a fourteen page quick read that gives … [Read more...] about Goal Setting for 2013
You probably don’t have time to read this because you are ON THE GO! Same here. In fact, I didn’t have time to write this because I am ON THE GO! But, if you take a couple of minutes to read this it just might improve your quality of life. I have been reading some of the positive psychology books recently, two in particular by Martin Seligman. One is Learned Optimism, … [Read more...] about Thankfulness & Savoring
“What time management tips do you have?” I am asked this more and more often by consulting clients and our Smith School Executive MBAs. The pace of work seems to get crazier all the time and email is totally out of control. The issue is broader than “managing time” at work. As I talk with people, what they are really interested in is how to have higher levels of … [Read more...] about Save Time, Increase Energy, Focus Purpose