Multitasking is is a myth. Psychiatrist Edward Hallowell defines multitasking as a “mythical activity in which people believe they can perform two or more tasks simultaneously as effectively as one.” When we try to do this – and I am certainly guilty of it – we are actually “task switching.” It makes us feel busy, but it is not efficient and results in lower quality … [Read more...] about Boost Your Productivity with Single-Tasking
“If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.” Nice sentiment, but easier said than done. In my ideal world, each of us would have jobs we are passionate about in which we are able to regularly use our natural talents while working for an organization with a mission that inspires us, and we are paid well doing it. Please pursue this dream! I hope … [Read more...] about Your Passion and Your Paycheck
You realize you are burned out. Or maybe it’s someone on your team. Either way, it is important to understand the cause of the burnout before you can address it. A recent article in Harvard Business Review suggests that there are three types of burnout, and each has a different remedy. *Overload Burnout. This is the classic type of burnout where a person simply … [Read more...] about Overcoming Burnout
In the last days of your life – when you look back – what difference do you hope to have made in the world? What memories will give you joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment? What do you want those who are close to you to remember? When we answer these questions, we are beginning to identify what we want the core purpose of our life to be. There are few things more … [Read more...] about Your Legacy
Last week’s blog topic was Signs It’s Time to Leave Your Job. If enough of those signs are showing up for you and you are beginning the process – you may want to check out this blog on how you can be your own career coach. But – if you thinking about hiring a Career Coach, here are some reasons that might be a good idea; based on a recent article in Harvard Business … [Read more...] about Do You Need a Career Coach?