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
I’m a big fan of David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) approach. I’ve adopted many of his techniques. Whenever I’ve connected with others about his work, almost no one has come across his fantastic Year-End Review set of questions that can be found here: Questions for completing and beginning the year I’ve done this every year since he originally published it in … [Read more...] about Setting Your Intentions For A New Year
My mind was swimming with so many things I had to do. I had spent the morning on homeschooling duty, running up and down the stairs as I supervised children getting on Zoom calls for three different grade levels. My post-Thanksgiving email inbox teemed with requests needing immediate attention. My to-do list as I approached the end of the semester grew longer, with both … [Read more...] about Create a Reset Ritual