“Must be able to multitask.” How many times have you seen that in a job description? Furthermore, how many times have you highlighted your “extraordinary multitasking skills” in an interview or cover letter? In our line of work, it's a must. But it seems that despite our best efforts to boost productivity by accomplishing more … Continue reading Multitasking: A New Word for Counterproductive?
Leaders can't set realistic goals unless they have a comprehensive understanding of the business itself, their target audience, and the staff driving everyday results. Like it or lump it, goal setting is as tied to team dynamics as white on rice. And without the right people in place, goals are merely dreams. Looking to diversify? … Continue reading If You Want to Achieve Those Company Goals, Engage Your Team
Almost anything in this world can be viewed as a “project”, whether it's something as simple as a trip to the grocery store or more complex like building a company from scratch. No matter the scope of the project, it will need to be managed in some way. Without proper project management, how does a … Continue reading 4 Project Management Tips that Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
We all know that one person. The one who despite deadlines and curveballs manages to get their work done early, always appears calm and composed, and somehow still has time for leisure and vacation. It's a little infuriating. How do they do it?! How do they maintain increased productivity in today's world of constant stress … Continue reading Working Hard or Hardly Working? Simple Steps for Increased Productivity
How many time have you told yourself, "I'm going to get organized NOW!", only to find that it's so much easier said than done? Even as I write this, a post meant to give motivating advice on how to combat life’s literal and figurative clutter, I can see from the corner of my eye an ominous … Continue reading New Year, New You: 4 Tips to Get Organized Now
I don't believe in New Year resolutions. There, I said it... Not only do we tend to over-promise and under-deliver, but the term resolution always seems to resonate with an eventual expiration date. "This year I'm going to muster the willpower to overcome my chocolate addiction," only to be met with the perfect storm of … Continue reading An Inaugural “Toast Post” to Kick Off the New Year