Low Investment, Increased Employee Productivity

Decades ago, when I was a stressed out adult probation officer, someone gave me a book on meditation. I was hooked upon experiencing the positive outcomes of meditating. I occasionally taught meditation classes in groups and even to high school staff. Decades later I’m busy running a business, teaching in higher ed. and generally tryingContinue reading “Low Investment, Increased Employee Productivity”

Accountability Gets A Bad Rap

Oversight is very popular, and obviously necessary within the workplace.  Accountability seems to be less of a mandate, and that is a problem.  The only way to engage yourself, employees, and/or customers is to combine oversight and accountability. I’m not sure when accountability fell out of fashion, but a lack of accountability equates to lostContinue reading “Accountability Gets A Bad Rap”

Zone of Genius

What is your zone of genius?  A lot of us reside in a working world hanging out in either a zone of competence, or zone of excellence.  This may sound like a positive, but hanging out in a zone of competence or even excellence is why we have over 70% of employees disengaged. How doContinue reading “Zone of Genius”

Urgent vs. Important

It is true, many of us work and/or live in environments that are fueled by doing what is ‘urgent’.  The question is, who defines what is urgent? It is important to occasionally take a step back and review your own mission, goals, etc. and determine if your daily actions and activities are leading you towardsContinue reading “Urgent vs. Important”

It Is All About Timing

I’ve been deliberating about several career moves lately.  It can be hard to discern at times which thoughts are just good ol fashion fear of failure and which thoughts merit examination.  We all are capable of making plans, it is the unknown outcomes that muddy the waters that can wash over your path along theContinue reading “It Is All About Timing”

What Is It Really Worth? Or, If You Aren’t Contributing Give Up Your Seat At The Table

With stats showing over 75% of the U.S. workforce is unhappy with their job(s) you have to begin to wonder why they stay. Where is the value for them in maintaining the misery, not only for themselves, but most likely, the ripple impacts their family and friends? Money and/or family, is the response I mostContinue reading “What Is It Really Worth? Or, If You Aren’t Contributing Give Up Your Seat At The Table”

Dear Control Freak

Dear Control Freak…This is not a judgement, but a confession.  I use to be a control freak.  The whole giant amalgamation of every stereotype that comes with the term.  I wanted to control time, outcomes, visions, dynamics, etc.  I like to look back and think to myself, ‘how adorable you thought that controlling everything was possible or productive.’Continue reading “Dear Control Freak”

How To Be Professional

How to be professional…  Workplaces can be full of all types of thinking, both good and bad.  The challenge with over 75% of the national workforce being unhappy at their current jobs comes when you see how that spirals out throughout the workplace dynamic/culture. So how do you protect yourself and remain professional in aContinue reading “How To Be Professional”