Category Archives: productivity

Twofer Tuesday: On Keeping It Real & Making It Habit Forming

This week, I’ve found two ways to keep your mind trained on your goals — keeping yourself grounded in reality and developing the habits you need to serve you. Without further ado… (Feel free to join our LinkedIn discussion group – … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tip: How to See the Big Picture

Sometimes you get sucked into the details. It’s hard not to when there’s so much going on. Stepping back to see the big picture help remind you what really matters and help you see patterns you might otherwise miss. The … Continue reading

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Twofer Tuesday: Goals or No Goals? Which Works Best?

It’s mid-February, so let’s face it those New Year’s Resolutions are now kaput. “Bring out your dead, bring out your dead”. But you probably still have plenty of strategic and tactical goals, although if your like many these might be … Continue reading

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Why Pam Slim is Down on Inspiration (and What She’s Up For)

Pam Slim is best known for her book, Escape from Cubicle Nation, but what I’m excited about right now is her new book, Body of Work. Pam will also be kicking off Day 3 of the Great Work MBA, that explores … Continue reading

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Twofer Tuesday: Making it Happen & Handling the Stress

Getting things done, and then handling the stress of it – this is always a concern for anyone in business. Here are two article that address those issues. How to Make Things Happen Les is a good friend of mine … Continue reading

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What Does “Resilience” Mean to You?

When we talk of the resilience of material goods, we mean its ability to flex back, to minimize wear and tear, to resist damage. I’m not sure it works exactly when we apply the same concepts to ourselves. When I … Continue reading

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Twofer Tuesday: On Coaching More & Creativity

Two interesting pieces this Tuesday… Research-Driven Evidence on Why You Should be Coaching More In many of the Box of Crayons programs we give a nod to Daniel Goleman’s HBR article Leadership That Gets Results, published in 2000. It sets … Continue reading

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Twofer Tuesday: How Your Environment & Good Design Impact Great Work

It’s another “Twofer Tuesday”, and this week I’m contemplating how the objects and space around us can influence our Great Work. You’ll also find these in our discussion group on LinkedIn. (There is a link at the bottom of this … Continue reading

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How to be Crazy Good (not Crazy Weird)

Play it too safe – and you can end up stuck in mediocrity and ho-hum. But go too weird, and no-one wants to play with you. In this short video, I share a simple tool to help you reorient and figure … Continue reading

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