Perspective is a Study in Motion

I’ve been talking a lot about perspective lately. Which perspective is most positive, whose perspective are we listening to, and why perspective even matters. Today, I want to focus on how perspective is achieved. All too often, we cannot get ourselves in the right frame of mind, or we cannot get past a certain challenge,Continue reading Perspective is a Study in Motion

When a Greeting is More Than a Greeting

Greetings are important because they initiate conversation or interaction. Most of the time we just gloss over the greeting, not putting much, if any, emphasis on what we say or how we say it. So what does a greeting sound like? It can take all sorts of forms. Hi. Hello. How are you? What’s up?Continue reading When a Greeting is More Than a Greeting

Why Do We Still Do Email So Badly? (Part 2)

TL;DR: Three important keys to effective business email writing are congeniality, content, and closure. Read on for the particulars. Email is different from other forms of communication and it is typically done pretty poorly by most business-people. It’s just hard to get the words to come out right to make good sense and carry yourContinue reading Why Do We Still Do Email So Badly? (Part 2)

Why Do We Still Do Email So Badly? (Part 1)

Email is ubiquitous. Email is still our main method of communication at work. And email continues to be a major thorn in our sides. But why? Well, part of the reason is because there is just so much of it and part of it is because it is not done properly. Quick survey: How manyContinue reading Why Do We Still Do Email So Badly? (Part 1)

Are You Looking Far Enough Down the Road?

How many times have you thought, “This work sucks.” How many times have you thought, “I should really look for another job.” How many times have you thought, “If only I could find the right job to match my values.” How many times have you thought, “What is my purpose here anyway?” We’ve all beenContinue reading Are You Looking Far Enough Down the Road?

Everyone’s a Coach

Well, maybe not everyone. But we all do some coaching at various times either at work or in life. Some folks do coaching better than others. Some lean on their listening skills. Others lean on their motivating skills. And others lean on their evaluating skills. Raise your hand if you think your core coaching skillContinue reading Everyone’s a Coach

Your Personal Effectiveness Program (Part 5: Prioritizing Your Task List)

Today you continue your journey to improve your Personal Effectiveness. So far in our program, we have worked on developing skills and honing techniques to make you more productive and more effective in your everyday work and life. In this final article in the series, we’ll review your task list and determine where to spendContinue reading Your Personal Effectiveness Program (Part 5: Prioritizing Your Task List)