Butting heads with your boss?

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The Chasm Sometimes even when people agree, and like and respect each other, they can still find it frustrating to communicate -- both can be really smart, capable people, but they just don’t get each other -- they drive each other crazy. The issue is that we all have our own preferred style of thinking and communicating. When we are lucky enough to get a match with our boss, life is easy. When we end up as opposites, the interactions can be highly stressful and annoying, leaving both parties scratching their heads about why this is so difficult. (If you are thinking Myers-Briggs, yes, that is a good way to explain this. But let me jump to specific point I want to make and Continue Reading

Using time better

Using Time Better

This month’s webinar was on the topic of Using Time Better If you missed it, you can download the recording. How well do you use time? It’s easy to blame others for making us too busy, but the first step is to face up to the fact that we alone, are the resource of our [...]

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Get more control of your time and energy

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Resist the Internet sometimes Ok, right off the bat… If you are reading this blog in bed, stop now, turn your device off, do something else for now, and come back to the internet later… I could probably end this blog right here, because this is the main point. Bu there are three important ideas [...]

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Why you need to draw your 1-person org chart

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What is an org chart for? This was a lesson I learned in my corporate career, and have carried through to my entrepreneurial career. When you think of an org chart, people usually think about it as a way to visually organize people. To me this misses the value of the org chart entirely. What [...]

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Stepping up to manage former peers…

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What has really changed? One day you are working with your peers as colleagues, and the next day you are their manager. Now what? You are the same person as you were the day before, so what now makes you worthy of being in charge? Why should you suddenly be able to tell your peers [...]

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