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

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

When a Women Decides

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 When a Women Decides

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

Hot and Cold Conflict in the Office

Conflict happens on the job. Even people who agree on what must be done can have strong disagreements about methods. When resources are scarce or performance pressure is high, you can easily have conflict that boils over. Mark Gerzon, a mediation expert and author of “Leading Through Conflict: How Successful Leaders Transform Differences into Opportunities,” … Continue reading Hot and Cold Conflict in the Office

Quitting Doesn’t Have to Be the End

Unemployment has returned, in many places, to pre-pandemic levels. We’re in the midst of “The Great Resignation,” and employers in every industry are desperate to find talent and retain the workers they have. Many senior employees have opted to take early retirement. You’re aware of the trends, but it suddenly gets real when a trusted … Continue reading Quitting Doesn’t Have to Be the End

What We Don’t Miss at All About the Office

“Hell is other people.” Jean-Paul Sartre One benefit of working from home is being able to avoid contact with other humans. Pre-pandemic, coworkers spent more waking hours with each other than with their families. That much togetherness inevitably means we drive each other crazy. Quality Logo Products surveyed 1,902 employed Americans and asked what behaviors … Continue reading What We Don’t Miss at All About the Office

What Workers Want

Right now, in this very competitive labor market, there’s a lot of competition among companies to attract quality employees. One way an employer can stand out? Benefits and perks. That’s why the team at Deputy, a team scheduling software, decided to find out which benefits and perks American workers desire most, across industries. They surveyed 1,035 participants … Continue reading What Workers Want