How to respond to Interruptions

How to respond to Interruptions

Many people cite interruptions as a primary challenge to their productivity. And while it is true that a typical office employee gets interrupted frequently during the work day, the real problem with interruptions isn’t the interruption per se – it is what happens to...
Sorting is not enough

Sorting is not enough

In my book Organized to Last (2005) I outlined Five Steps to Getting Organized. The first step is absolutely to have a PLAN. You can organize to achieve any goal, but if you don’t know what you want or what you’re trying to accomplish, you’ll lack confidence and...
Go to bed

Go to bed

Despite decades of robust research showing that +/-8 hours of sleep is the magic number for adults, many people still insist that they’re “fine” with scanty sleep, or that they “need” excessive sleep. In addition to depression and other mental health conditions, the...
Gratitude

Gratitude

Gratitude is more than just “nice” The scenery in Vermont always fills me with joy and wonder, and I am constantly grateful to have landed in this beautiful state. I want to talk about the power of gratitude, but not just gratitude about what we have....
Getting out of Meetings

Getting out of Meetings

Meetings are critical to dynamic, collaborative interactions, and yet for many people they are a dreaded part of the day. Too many meetings and inefficient meetings are cited as top reasons why employees aren’t accomplishing their goals. If your chronic back-to-back...