How to Stay Focused If You’re Assigned to Multiple Projects at Once
December 22 | Heidi K. Gardner, Assistant Professor, Business Administration , Harvard Business School | Comments (0)
Few people today have the luxury of working on a single project at a time; most of us are juggling the demands of many teams at once. In theory, this system of “multiteaming” offers a number of upsides: You can deploy your expertise exactly where and when it’s most needed, share your knowledge across groups, and switch projects during lull times, avoiding costly downtime.
Meetings Would Go Faster If People Took the Time to Listen
December 22 | Sabina Nawaz | Comments (0)
Several months ago, a CEO I’ll call Elana, who is deaf, approached me for coaching. As we talked through her leadership skills and organizational political landscape, I quickly realized she was a fantastic listener. As a deaf person, Elana is more intentional about how she listens.
To Recover from Burnout, Regain Your Sense of Control
December 20 | Elizabeth Grace Saunders, Time Management Life Coach | Comments (0)
You feel exhausted, ineffective, unaccomplished, and cynical. Maybe you feel like no matter how hard you work, you can never keep up. Or that you can’t make your boss happy no matter how hard you try. And you’re beginning to question your professional situation
Should You Share Your Feelings During a Work Conflict?
December 19 | Susan David, Founder and Co-Director, Harvard/McLean Institute of Coaching | Comments (0)
When a disagreement gets heated with a colleague, it’s normal to feel all sorts of emotions: disappointment, anger, frustration. But should you express those emotions? Or try to keep them close to your chest? Will it help if you tell your colleague that they’ve made you mad? Should they know how upset you are?
Productivity Tips for People Who Hate Productivity Tips
December 19 | Monique Valcour, Professor of Management, EDHEC Business School | Comments (0)
“Traditional approaches to staying focused don’t work for me.” “I know what I should do to be more productive, but I just don’t do it.” I hear sentences like these repeatedly from coaching clients. Many have read articles and books — and have even been trained in productivity methods — but still find staying focused to be an uphill battle. Why do people who know a lot about what helps people focus still struggle to focus?
Work Like an Artist—Being in the moment
December 17 | Alexandra Phillips, Personal Business Coach, Alexandra Phillips Consulting | Comments (0)
Artists relish the process of creation as much as the idea of their finished product. For an artist, there is an inherent acceptance that there is a rehearsal process that cannot be shortchanged to get the results that they want. And when an artist takes as much pleasure in the creation of a work of art, they are also learning about the way that they create — tucking away insights that will help in their next project.
Even Senior Executives Need a Side Hustle
December 07 | Dorie Clark, Strategy Consultant | Comments (0)
The rise of the “gig economy” has prompted much soul-searching about the future of the economy. But portfolio careers aren’t only for stay-at-home parents looking to freelance a few hours a day while their kids are in school or grad students moonlighting as Uber drivers and Task Rabbits. Even senior executives who want to stay in their corporate jobs should strongly consider developing at least one side income stream.
Yes, You Can Make Office Politics Less Toxic
December 07 | Joseph Grenny, Cofounder, VitalSmarts | Comments (0)
I once served on the board of a nonprofit with a group of men and women I deeply admired. Board meetings were an uninterrupted joy. Even lengthy conference calls were opportunities for spontaneous sharing, personal connection, and productive problem-solving. It was Camelot. Until it wasn’t.
How to Ask Your Boss for Time to Learn New Things
December 03 | Rachel O'Meara | Comments (0)
We all want to learn and grow. Improving our skills and being exposed to new ideas not only makes us better at our jobs but makes us happier and more engaged at work. But with a full-time job, it can be tough to find the time and resources to dedicate to personal development.