Monthly Archives: January 2010
In my book patience is not a virtue and good things don’t come to those who wait. You can quote me.
Hoarding has gotten a lot of press over the last year, thanks in large measure to a reality show called Hoarders. What keeps me watching the show is my fascination with a different kind of hoarding — one that can afflict today’s knowledge workers with very little outward sign: mental hoarding. Considering the volume of information the average […]
Last month I had a conversation with someone who counseled me to ensure that I was keeping a healthy balance of tactical versus strategic goals. I love that we had that conversation and have given quite a bit of thought to it in the days and weeks following our telephone meeting. In my mind, that’s the mark of […]
Moving to take advantage of career opportunities has been an excellent experience and one that I highly recommend if your personal circumstances permit. Working in new environments not only helps to round out practical experience, it exposes one to new ways of doing things and helps build resilience and adaptability. An advantage that I seldom hear mentioned […]
It’s great to believe ourselves capable of inspiring people to action — that we can influence behaviours simply by painting a compelling picture of a bright, shiny new future — but the truth is, it’s much harder than it looks. And if we’re truly honest with ourselves, we may be doing more pushing than pulling.
What’s the most popular blog and editorial topic every January? It has to be New Year’s resolutions. Promises to do better, be better, make a difference, make a change or take a chance. If you are one of the millions with a 2010 resolutions list, hold your list up to these questions to see if they measure up as truly useful tools capable of pulling you toward what you really want this year.