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04
Aug

Being Overwhelmed and Getting Past the OMG! Feeling

Most of us get overwhelmed at work and in life sometimes, or often.  We each react to it differently depending on two things:  the facts confronting us and the feelings that arise.  So, it matters how we learn to soothe ourselves and calm ourselves down so we can unpack the facts into doable chunks.  Overwhelm has several components that are important to think about. Information

04
Aug

Motivation and Employee Engagement

Motivation and employee engagement are perennial business concerns.  There are more articles and news stories about increasing drops in performance and the costs of under-performing particularly in our current financial uncertainty.  Part of this must have to do with employees settling into the reality of “more work ...

04
Aug

Randy Pausch “Last Lecture”

I'm struck with sadness over the distance between understanding the meaning of the life journey and the bereft gay youth who ended their lives without a chance to know it.  Are we disallowing our children's dreams? httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo Related articles Time is precious. How will you spend it? (mayoclinic.com) Randy Pausch's Home Page (cs.cmu.edu) Widow of 'Last Lecture' Professor Will Write a Memoir (artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com) Time Management Tips ...

04
Aug

Don’t choose to be a victim at work – 4 strategies

The "V" in Victim Stands for Volunteer There are countless opportunities every day to choose to be a victim at work.  In the workplace the most challenging instances come from peers, superiors and clients.  We react to criticism, judgments, meanness, frustration and misunderstandings.  The culprit here is the word "react."  In response to the behavior of others toward us ...

04
Aug

Four Lessons for Young Corporate Strategists and Executives

Four Lessons for Young Corporate Strategists and Executives: Messages From a Japanese Ace Pilot By Dr Hideki Takei Mr. Saburo Sakai (1916-2000) was one of Japan's leading ace pilots during the World War II. His book, "SAMURAI," became very popular all over the world. After the war, he established a printing company and served as CEO. During his service as the CEO, he was also active as a speaker for young corporate strategies and executives in top ...

04
Aug

Delegating for Managers

Delegating requires managers to transfer responsibility to someone else (a co-worker or staff person) to do tasks, supervise projects and report results.  In my experience, learning to delegate is the hardest skill for managers to learn because it really is a negotiation hovering between art and science. Delegating challenges every business skill you can think of.  Successful delegation will tap communication skills as well as higher level tactical and strategic skills required for problem ...

04
Aug

Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

An excellent and thoughtful piece.  From TED -- Ideas to Share.  I have listened to this several times and am fascinated by the scientific approach to the gray areas between order and mess and feelings and thoughts.  Taoist in the end almost.  Food for thought I think.  Let me know what you think. Brene Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, ...

09
Jul

Work-Life Balance – Nigel Marsh

Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. At TEDxSydney, Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity -- and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen. He offers four observations: There are careers and jobs that are incompatible with being involved with a balanced life. It is our responsibility to design our own lives.  He states "never put ...

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