Category: Personal Effectiveness

Boss’s Tip of the Week: A Pinch of Preparation

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It doesn’t take much salt to improve a dish and it doesn’t take much preparation to dramatically improve performance. Take a little time to set things up so that when it’s time to work you can wade right in and work. Make sure you have the files and information you need. Lay out your tools so you’re  »  Read More

4 Things to Let Go Of

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My friend Randy has a lot on his plate. At work, he’s responsible for the performance and the care of a team and his career is on the rise. At home, he works to be a good husband and a good father to two rambunctious little boys. There are also many things that Randy wants to do. Last week, he confessed that he really  »  Read More

The Decompression Zone

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Remember the last time you went shopping at a mall? You parked your car and walked (probably fairly briskly) toward the mall. When you entered the mall, you slowed down, oriented yourself, and decided what to do next. When you decided to enter a store, the same general pattern repeated. You entered, slowed down, oriented  »  Read More

Mental Rehearsal

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The Olympics have come and gone, with the usual amazing performances, shocking surprises, and questions about the judging. They’re Olympic traditions, just the like articles about how elite Olympic athletes use mental rehearsal techniques. Mental rehearsal is not just for athletes. In my first round of research on  »  Read More

Take your time

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When I was a boy, I always wanted to rush through my homework to get to something I thought was more interesting. My mother was forever reminding me to “Take your time. Do it right.” That’s still good advice. There are lots of things you can do in the cracks in your day. You can check email, sign letters  »  Read More

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