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  • About the Author: Elizabeth Grace Saunders

    Elizabeth Grace Saunders is a time management life coach who empowers clients around the world to go from feeling frustrated, overwhelmed and guilty to accomplishing more with peace and confidence.…

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20 Dec. 2017 | Comments (0)
To Recover from Burnout, Regain Your Sense of Control
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

16 Nov. 2017 | Comments (0)
When Faced with Conflict, Try an Introspective Approach
How is it that rational, good, understanding, kind, collaborative people like you and me can get so triggered by certain colleagues’ work performance that our minds race with how we want them to get out of our lives and work — in any way possible? We come up with long diatribes of the million and one reasons why they need to get their act together — or, better yet, disappear. We don’t care whether they get fired, get a different job, move away, whatever.

30 Jun. 2016 | Comments (0)
4 Ways to Manage Deadlines on Cross-Cultural Teams
My friend likes to tell the story of what happened when she planned for a cross-cultural group of people to meet up to go to the lake when they were on holiday in Europe. As she tells it, the Germans arrived 10 minutes early, the Belgians arrived exactly on time, the Americans a few minutes later, and the Lebanese rolled in about an hour after everyone else had arrived.

05 Jun. 2015 | Comments (0)
Going on Vacation Doesn’t Have to Stress You Out at Work
Sometimes vacation stress is unavoidable, but most times it’s manageable if we’re simply more strategic. As the owner of a time coaching and training company, many of my clients tell me that after using the strategies below, they were able to take their first really refreshing vacation in years.

11 Dec. 2014 | Comments (0)
Why Saving Work for Tomorrow Doesn’t Work
Do you frequently tell yourself that you’ll do better “next time” and then don’t change when the time comes? If you answered “yes”, you’re probably ignoring the fact that your behavior today is a strong indicator of your behavior tomorrow.

10 Jun. 2014 | Comments (0)
The Key to Lasting Behavioral Change: Think Goal, Not Tactic
Even the most motivated people can lose hope during the process of behavioral change. As a time coach, I see this happen when clients become so fixated on specific tactics that they lose sight of the fact that many methods could lead to achieving their larger strategic goals.

23 Jan. 2014 | Comments (0)
Use the Office Holiday Party to Advance Your Career
Will there be an open bar? Do I have to go? Can I bring my significant other? A few of the above questions may be dancing in your head when you receive the invite to your organization’s holiday party.

25 Nov. 2013 | Comments (0)
How Office Control Freaks Can Learn to Let Go
If you find yourself taking on an increasing number of projects and/or people, the only way to regain a sense of control is to, paradoxically, let go of control: let other people help you.

29 Jul. 2013 | Comments (0)
Make Time for Growth Assignments in Your Daily Work
If you think more strategically about the way you tackle the creative growth assignments, you can find the time to work on them and increase your personal fulfillment — as well as your value to your firm. Here's how.

01 Jul. 2013 | Comments (0)
Stop Work Overload By Setting These Boundaries
People who manage their finances well follow a few consistent principles. For one, they spend only what they have, so they avoid unnecessary debt and the corresponding stress and cost.

25 Mar. 2013 | Comments (0)
Break Your Addiction to Meetings
If you're a manager caught in the frustrating cycle of frequently canceling one-on-one's, delegating poorly, and feeling out of touch with your team, you probably already feel bad enough. I'm not here to make you feel worse. But I do want to encourage you to start taking steps to not only fulfill your own responsibilities, but also to develop an awesome team.

14 Feb. 2013 | Comments (0)
How to Allocate Your Time, and Your Effort
Here's the secret: Your colleagues that zoom ahead of you with seemingly less effort have learned to recognize and excel in what really counts — and to aim for less than perfect in everything else.

22 Nov. 2012 | Comments (0)
Stop Being a People-Pleaser
In some jobs, immediate responsiveness comes with the territory (just think of fire fighters). In others a quick reply is preferable, such as with customer service reps or publicists. But in many other work situations, this cycle of responsiveness leads to neglect of the most important activities. Either they don't happen at all, or you end up filling your nights and weekends doing your "real" work with the last fumes of energy you can summon.

01 May. 2012 | Comments (0)
The Thought-Patterns of Success
Your passion for your career can sabotage your attempts to succeed. When you go from feeling energized, excited and in control of your work to feeling an overwhelming compulsion to achieve and produce, you've tipped from helpful harmonious passion into harmful obsessive passion.