How Do You Decide?

If you’re facing a complicated decision, how do you go about it? As with any other part of your life, you probably have patterns that have been established for years, maybe even since you were a child. Cheryl Strauss Einhorn is the founder and CEO of Decisive, a decision sciences company using her AREA Method decision-making … Continue reading How Do You Decide?

Want to Change a Habit? Prompts are the Key.

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” Frederick Langbridge You are what you do every day. Most of us have a few good habits that make us feel good about ourselves, and a few bad ones that make us feel less good. If we could increase our good habits and decrease … Continue reading Want to Change a Habit? Prompts are the Key.

How to Change

I know you. In fact, I am you. I, too, have some habits I’d like to change. Some I want to stop and some I want to start. And when I don’t make the changes I know will make my life better, I blame me. BJ Fogg, PhD, founded the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford … Continue reading How to Change

Take Charge or Take Care is a False Choice

Therese Huston based her book How Women Decide on a premise: “Is a woman’s experience issuing a tough call, a decision with serious stakes, any different from a man’s? I’ve found that when a man faces a hard decision, he only has to think about making a judgment, but when a woman faces a hard … Continue reading Take Charge or Take Care is a False Choice

What’s Keeping You from Getting Organized?

If you’re struggling with time management, at home or for work, this post is for you, courtesy of organizer Julie Morgenstern, author of Time Management from the Inside Out. She starts her book by asking readers to decide why they want to manage time better before she gives advice on how to manage time better. … Continue reading What’s Keeping You from Getting Organized?

National Workaholics Day is July 5

By some accounts, “workaholic” was the second widespread “addiction” to be identified in a public forum (Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935 to deal with the first.) Pastor and psychologist Wayne Oates wrote an article on the subject in 1968, followed by his book Confessions of a Workaholic in 1971.  Although National Workaholics Day is … Continue reading National Workaholics Day is July 5

Trust Your Intuition? Maybe you should.

Therese Huston is the author of How Women Decide, a book that asks – and answers – tough questions about how we view women in the workplace. She wonders whether the perception of women as less decisive than men makes a difference in how women actually make decisions. She’s also interested in the question of … Continue reading Trust Your Intuition? Maybe you should.

Is Your Ego Getting in your Way?

Writing for Training Magazine online, Dr. George Watts and Laurie Blazek address a difficult subject that almost no one talks about in professional development: the role ego plays in your leadership style. They don’t pull any punches. “The ego is the psyche’s trickster”, they write. “It’s the wrong-minded attempt to perceive and project yourself as … Continue reading Is Your Ego Getting in your Way?

5 Ways to Make Your Point More Effectively

Speaking up in meetings can be nerve-wracking for many people.  Even workers who are not normally shy feel panic at the thought of expressing ideas in front of the boss.  One employee of a nonprofit says she can feel her throat close up if she’s called on to express an opinion.  Another colleague says, “I’m … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Your Point More Effectively

Procrastination is Fixable

Disclaimer: Procrastination is fixable, but the reason you’re avoiding what you should be doing probably isn’t. If you’re dreading a task, chances are you’ll be able to find a reason to avoid it. But if you’re someone who by default puts some things off to the last minute, you can develop tools to help you … Continue reading Procrastination is Fixable