As a species, we humans either move toward pleasure or away from pain. Reductionist as that might sound, it nonetheless explains a huge portion of our behavior. And it is quite helpful in understanding the scourge of procrastination. My time management coaching with lawyers confirms what the research shows: there… Read More.
If you are using one, great. You already know the huge benefits, so no need to read further. If you’re not, please invest 10 minutes after reading this post to get and start using this essential tool. (See which program I recommend in the last paragraph.) Here are the main… Read More.
From yesterday’s New York Times (3.12.13): “What he doesn’t realize is if he tried a different style, he’d get a whole lot more cooperation,” [Republican Senator] Coburn said, adding: “He’s really a neat guy. People don’t know that about him.” Irrespective of your large-P Politics, it’s a powerful (though… Read More.
Part One of this two-part post tackled the challenge of making time for social media activity — and using that time effectively. It provided the first two of seven tactics for doing so. Here are tacticts three through seven. 3. Schedule Time and Set Limits Allocate specific time on specific… Read More.
From Theory to Practice You’ll no doubt want more detail about the strategies and skills outlined above, and there are several excellent resources available. Two of the best with which to start are The Trusted Advisor1 by Maister, Green and Galford, and the online article collections of Altman & Weil… Read More.
Marketplace Expectations (Part 1) Hardly a day goes by that you’re not aware of it on some level. You read about it in professional journals and newsletters. You detect its influence in conversations with clients and prospective clients. And though you may not be sure of its exact impact on… Read More.