Saying No Isn’t Always Bad

By | 2016-10-25T16:33:52+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Blog, Leadership, Productivity, Self Development|

Last week, we shared the recently published Fast Company article featuring our very own Tim Sieck.  The focus of that article was When Should You Turn Down a Work Assignment.  That article and two other specific situations that we deal with regularly inspired me to write today’s article, Saying No Isn’t Always Bad.

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New Year’s Resolutions

By | 2016-10-25T16:33:59+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Blog, Careers, Change Management, Productivity, Self Development|

January 1st is just about here and that means it is time to start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. There are really 4 types of people when it comes to New Year resolutions:

  1. The Goal-Oriented Resolutioner. This is the person who thinks long and hard about their New Year’s resolutions, picks one or two that are […]
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Grow Like a Lobster

By | 2016-10-25T16:33:59+00:00 December 20th, 2015|Careers, Change Management, Leadership, Organizations, Productivity, Self Development|

Maybe it is the time of year.  Or maybe it is just a coincidence.  But I feel like I am surrounded by people who feel stressed.  Stress is interesting.  For some, it is almost a motivator.  For others, it can be crippling.  A friend of mine who is currently going through some stress due to […]

Does Goal Achievement Cause a Productivity Letdown?

By | 2016-10-25T16:33:59+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Blog, Productivity|

Goals are good.  No one is arguing that fact.  There is a tremendous amount of data that clearly shows that individuals, and companies that set goals perform at a higher rate than their counterparts that don’t.  Knowing this doesn’t stop me from wrestling with goals from time to time, and at this time of year […]

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Too Much Process Is a Bad Thing

By | 2016-10-25T16:33:59+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Blog, Change Management, Organizations, Productivity|

Let me start by saying that as a rule, I’m a “less process is better” person to begin with.  Having said that, I do understand that processes are required and in most cases can streamline systems to make your work life easier.  The question then becomes, at what point do processes tip from being helpful […]

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