BECOME A BETTER COWORKER: Define and Communicate Boundaries (Part 4 of 4)

What boundaries are we taught to respect throughout our lives?  A quick brainstorm produced this list: Drive on this side of the dotted line. Obey the speed limit. Stay in your yard. Listen to your parents. Don’t swear at work. Don’t take what isn’t yours. Do what you were hired to do. and right now,

Can a little “thank you” make a BIG difference?

A little "thank you" for a BIG difference - Gratitude G Factor It seems so simple. Two words. 1-2 seconds to do it. A short little phrase. Can it really make that big of a difference? Yes, expressing a little "thank you" can make a BIG difference. "First, gratitude has been credited as an influencer

Put Your Phone Away – Ban Phone Communication

A phone communication ban?  What?!? How challenged would you feel if phone communication was banned for 24 hours?  No texting.  Zero calls.  Nada voice mails.  Social media via your smart phone = nope. Would you twitch?   Feel poorly accessorized?  Perhaps feel lost?  Maybe even naked?  I know this week's tip is a real challenge

10 Signs of Burnout

Life can be challenging.  Work can be exhausting.  Balancing responsibilities and commitments can suck a person dry.  When you feel physically or mentally incapable of moving forward you have likely hit burnout.  ARE YOU BURNED OUT OR HEADED FOR IT? Image used with permission copyright Bernard Goldbach www.insideview.ie I skip food breaks. I

2 Part Goal Setting

Hopefully after reading last week’s article you set a goal to create your To Do List each day before you left work or first thing when you arrived each morning.  If you didn’t, this week will be your chance to make writing a To Do List a daily goal.  (Of course you don’t have to

4 Ways to Tackle Evil Proscratination

Procrastination is an evil beast that zaps our energy and confidence.  But who doesn’t struggle with procrastination? No one I know.  Some people struggle more than others, but the reality is that from time to time we all find ourselves putting off complex tasks, avoiding the unpleasant ones, or letting ourselves become distracted by trivial