Category: Work/Life Balance

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Schedule time for you

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Your life is hectic, with demands on your time and attention coming from all points of the compass. You need to take some time for you. I’m talking about time to be alone, time to go out to dinner with someone you care about, or time to do something you love. Here’s reality. You won’t get that time if you  »  Read More

The Dark Side of Loving Your Work

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I love my work. Since I started out on my own close to 40 years ago, it’s been great. I get to do work that I love with interesting and committed people. When you love your work, you’re more likely to enjoy your days and do better quality work. That’s hard to beat. The problem is that all that loving your  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Time off should be time off

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Time off isn’t as restful if you’re constantly checking business messages and email or working on that “important” report. Get the most out of your time off by unplugging from business. When you get back to business, you’ll be more refreshed and rested and effective. This is only one of 347  »  Read More

Work/Life Balance and What’s Next

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One of the first business books I ever read was David Ogilvy’s wisdom-drenched Confessions of an Advertising Man. As good as that book was it was also an artifact of its time. Consider the following advice in the chapter on “How to Rise to the Top of the Tree.” “If you prefer to spend all your spare  »  Read More

Speeding up our own assembly line

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Henry Ford invented the moving industrial assembly line. It probably only took a week or so before he or someone else tried speeding up the line to increase production. In 1972, the General Motors Assembly Division used that tactic in the Lordstown Ohio assembly plant. The idea was to increase production above the 55  »  Read More