How to Be Human at Work (& Why It Matters So Much Right Now)

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Sometimes, it’s hard to remember how to be human at work. We’re programmed to avoid showing confusion, sadness, or frustration. We’re trained to ignore when we’re tired, hungry or scared. We’ve become robotic. And now we’re now worried real robots will take our jobs. HA! Joke’s on us, eh? I don’t know about  you, but […]Read the full post >>

Five Ways to Snap Out of Your Own Groundhog Day

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I’m not exactly sure how director/screenwriter Harold Ramis came up with the idea to connect this February faux-holiday with the story of a guy who keeps living the same day over and over until he gets it right, but it’s clear that most of us experience “Groundhog Day” in our workplaces–and on more days than Feb. […]Read the full post >>

Strategies to Find More Time at Work (Without Working More) [VIDEO]

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What would you do if you could find more time at work? What hot projects would get started–or finished? How would you bring your superpowers to work if only you could find more TIME? This topic comes up often when I’m coaching successful business professionals. Based on what I’ve heard from them, I bet you […]Read the full post >>

How to Prevent Career Burnout (Strategies That Work For Real)

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If you search “how to prevent career burnout,” you’ll discover tacit advice like this:  “Get some exercise,” or “Learn to manage your stress,” or “Manage your time better.” Which sounds lovely. But that kind of “wisdom” gives me indigestion. Because if you’re searching “how to prevent career burnout,” here’s one thing I know: You’re already […]Read the full post >>

The Relentless Art of Pruning: How to Grow More Time, Money & Friends

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It sounds counterproductive, right? But the truth is that often the best way to gain more of something important–like time, money, or friends–you have to cut something out. Feels harsh, but it works, every time. And it’s proven every day in the garden. A gardener knows that the best way to make something grow is […]Read the full post >>

How to Have More Fun at Work (Fast & Easy & Not Too Cheesy)

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There’s nothing sadder than when your company, well-meaning as it may be, decides you need to  have more fun at work. Because you’ve seen what “fun” means, right? Lame baby picture contests. Saturday picnics that take you away from family time. Artery-clogging snackfests in the break room. I applaud the intent, but think it’s the […]Read the full post >>

Is it Time to Telecommute? How to Redesign Your Role to Work from Anywhere

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“Took me 90 minutes to go 11 miles,” a client told me recently with a sigh. She’s not alone. For many successful professionals, long commutes are sucking time and energy out of their lives at work. But they don’t think their roles are suited for telecommuting, or they worry that it’ll impact their careers. That’s […]Read the full post >>

19 Ways to Be Happy at Work (Psst: They All Take Five Minutes or Less)

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Whether you’re celebrating the start of a new day or just can’t get that darned Pharrell Williams song out of your head, we all want to be happy at work. If you’ve mastered this—at least on most days—congrats. But many of us think it’ll take lots of hard work and change to be happy at […]Read the full post >>

Are You Celebrating at Work Enough? Five Things to Start

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I like a good celebration as much as anyone. But do we really need to start celebrating Halloween before summer is officially over? Do we need to hear Christmas carols on the radio in September? Well, maybe we do. As I talk to coaching clients and members of my speaking audiences, I’ve noticed an increased […]Read the full post >>