3 Minutes to More Effective Leadership

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in leadership, mindfulness | 0 comments

If you could improve your leadership in just three minutes a day, would you make the time to do it? What if this magic 3 minutes consisted of doing… pretty much nothing at all? Sound too good to be true? In leadership, our ability to connect with people and align them towards common goals is a function, in large part, of our leadership presence. Presence is how we show up. It’s the quality of our be-ing (as opposed to the content of...

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Five Questions for New Year’s Reflection

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in inspiration, mindfulness | 0 comments

Want to do some New Year’s reflection but not sure where to start?  Here are 5 sets of powerful questions to get you going.  You can sit with these in silence, write or draw about them in your journal, mull them over on a long walk, or share answers in conversation with a partner or friend. ONE Looking back over the past year, when were you at your best? Think about moments when you felt most alive and engaged, perhaps joyful or...

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Put Your Phone To Bed

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in mindfulness, technology | 0 comments

Provocative question: are you inviting office politics into bed with you? You are if you are sleeping with your smartphone next to your head. Read my contribution to the New Organizing Institute’s Tip of The Day: Put your phone to bed (just not with you). Share it if it resonates. And get some sleep...

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10 Things You Can Start Doing TODAY to Feel Less Overwhelmed

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in GTD, inspiration, management, mindfulness, organizing, productivity, technology, time management | 0 comments

Best practices gleaned from Getting Things Done, The Power of Full Engagement, 7 Habits, The Fire Starter Sessions, and my brilliant clients. 1.  Identify & make space for your top priorities first. Identify your major priorities and make time for them in your schedule first. Then, make your lower priorities fit in around the big stuff. If you fill up your time with the little things, it becomes impossible to fit in the big things...

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Third Annual National Day of Unplugging

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in mindfulness, technology | 0 comments

It’s that time of year again – the annual National Day of Unplugging.  Rooted in the Jewish practice of Shabbat, the National Day of Unplugging asks us to intentionally disconnect from technology and reconnect to the things that matter most to us. Here’s the challenge, which lasts for 24 hours from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday:   Shut down your computer.Turn off your cell phone. Stop the constant emailing,...

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Drawing Digital Boundaries in an Always-On World

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in front page, inspiration, mindfulness, technology, time management | 0 comments

If you’re like most people, you’ve responded to work email while on the grocery check-out line, on vacation, and in bed. Increasingly we are always at work unless we make a conscious decision not to be. As a workflow coach to busy professionals, I get to see both the benefits and challenges of our ever-shrinking, instantly-syncing and always-buzzing technology.  The plus is that we can work from anywhere, anytime; the drawback comes when we...

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