As most leaders and managers have graduated to senior positions through being good at their jobs, and not being good at leadership, or even management, this change will not be easy and some in senior positions will never become good leaders in the new world.Read More
Without solving the complex, underlying organizational issues, how can managers improve the performance of their teams? If you happen to be a manager, here are three ways you might be holding back your team without realizing it...and some ideas on how to improve performance.Read More
The relative success, or failure, of a company is determined as the combined product of all the habits that its employees practice, from the CEO to the postman.Read More
There is an opportunity to create a business defining and difficult to copy competitive advantage; plus achievement of that most elusive of all corporate and political goals – increasing productivity.Read More
Having successfully extinguished my smoking habit, I now see the massively important role that changing my habits has on my life, my performance at work, my role as a leader, and my future.Read More
Are you allowing your emotions to get in the way of making good decisions and upholding your habit commitments? Use the HALT method to create a buffer between your emotions and the decision you are making.Read More
Redesign the conditions of your organization to create a new definition around success for your people rooted in health, happiness and security.Read More
Demonstrating self-compassion can even improve emotional resilience. At work, self-compassion is related to showing personal initiative, curiosity and exploration.Read More
Last week I attended a 99U Local event in Chicago. Having attended the yearly conference in NYC a few times, I was thrilled to experience a mini version in my hometown.
The entire focus of 99U is to help make ideas happen, get stuff done, and move past the ideas and inspiration into action. Needless to say, this focus results in a variety of lessons on all things productivity, goal setting, habit and behavior change, mood and collaboration.
Here are my takeaways from the 99U Local Chicago event:Read More
It's funny. The sheer amount of content consumption around here leads to a lack of focus and attention at times. We hop from book to book, article to article, and we keep going down the rabbit hole for fear of missing out or not discovering that one salient point or insight that someone else might find!
It is intoxicating and overwhelming all at the same time. And I'm guessing that you have the same exact problem!
Well, have no fear, I have a few items for you to give your attention to today. If you'll trust me on this, I promise they are worthy of your attention and, in fact, might aid you in the battle of achieving better focus, eliminating distractions and doing your best work.Read More
Energy is the capacity people have to do work.
Like time, energy is finite. However, unlike time, energy is renewable.
Strategic renewal, including daytime workouts, short afternoon naps, longer sleep hours, more time away from the office and longer, more frequent vacations is shown to boost productivity, job performance and health.Read More
In setting out to create the Habits at Work company and brand, our team did a bit of soul searching. In the end, we declared a new future for ourselves, for companies, for employees and for the world of work.Read More