A dear childhood friend of mine, and very popular kid in our neighborhood was cast for a popular TV sitcom as a newspaper delivery boy. Each week he collected the sum of $2.10 from subscribers. His signature line, “it’s two-ten for the week” earned him the nickname, “Twoten.” We were young, dedicated athletes. I took basketball seriously and I had to train hard and take … [Read more...] about What is Your Work Metabolism?
Sustained high performance. Isn’t that what we all aspire to? We want to bring our A Game every day in order to make a difference as leaders. Managing our energy on a daily basis is key to giving us this opportunity for sustained high performance. Here are some tips from time management coach Elizabeth Grace Saunders on how to maximize our energy for high … [Read more...] about Maximize Your Energy, Daily
As vaccines continue and COVID concerns are diminishing, we can now begin thinking about what we want our “new normal” to be like. When you sit down to create your new normal, I encourage you to think about your life like an empty plate – and you are about to fill it up at an amazing buffet; the Life Buffet. Yum! Very exciting! What will you fill your plate … [Read more...] about Designing Your New Normal
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?