Do you approach each day with a conscious effort to improve communication and make sound choices? Personal effectiveness means caring about the difference you make as an individual. It is more than going through the motions, but rather, having a profound commitment to understanding who you are and how you can make a difference. If… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Personal Effectiveness
How many times have you started out on Monday morning, setting your intentions on achieving a goal, only to end up a week later with that goal in the rearview mirror, unachieved -again? On Sunday evening you revisit your goal, in consideration of beginning the cycle again tomorrow morning. But why? The result is likely… Read more »
Most of us have, at some point, made a promise to a child. You are probably familiar with these harmless exchanges. They are the promises to take him or her to the library, go to the store to pick up a new set of crayons, or take him to the park. What is the first… Read more »
Not all workplaces require you to wear a suit and tie or a dress and panythose every day. Maybe you work at a startup where it’s perfectly acceptable to wear jeans and a sweater. Or maybe your more traditional company lets employees loosen up for Casual Friday every week. Your professional style will vary depending… Read more »
You probably know the feeling. You are on time, but everyone else straggles in over the next 30 minutes before the meeting finally begins. Or you find yourself stuck in the airport with a delayed flight. Maybe everyone is even in the right place at the right time, but the conversation turns to dates or… Read more »
Your smartphone can be either a powerful tool to enhance your personal effectiveness or an equally powerful distraction to unravel it. Sure, every now and then you need to use your phone to text friends about dinner plans or unwind with a rousing game of Angry Birds, but your smartphone also has the capability to… Read more »
Join the gym for free on New Year’s Day! Join friends, neighbors, and colleagues for an icy dip in your local large body of water! Start drinking eight glasses of water daily and incorporating spinach into every meal! We all have high hopes for 2013. And according to Susy Jackson, this is true in the… Read more »
We all like to think we are good listeners (just like we all like to think we have a good sense of style and excellent choice in music), but we don’t always demonstrate this quality in our day-to-day conversations. How many times have you zoned out in the middle of a meeting, missing minutes of… Read more »
Whoa, whoa, whoa. We all know that we are supposed to set goals, right? Especially at this time of year with New Year’s Eve quickly approaching. Specific goals, resolutions, and plans will make us rich, happy, and productive. Right. But Peter Bregman makes an audacious suggestion in a recent Harvard Business Review article. Bregman hints… Read more »
So you were late leaving work because of the project that you couldn’t quite finish, which made you late getting to the store to grab something to take to the party at church, and you got in line behind several Christmas gift shoppers and someone trying to price match and coupon every item in their… Read more »
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