Oprah Winfrey struggles with multitasking. Yep, your favorite motivational speaker and book club curator didn’t truly turn into a great-idea factory until she discovered the key to her own productivity. Once she did, it enabled her to delegate and collaborate with a trusted bunch of colleagues so the entire Oprah Empire could succeed.
Ninjas wear many hats, some of which include culture guru and overall producer of fun. You shoulder all the responsibility of boosting office morale. So when motivation hits a predictable winter slump, all eyes are directed at you. You’ve read about effective long-term and short-term morale boosting solutions. Organizing an office party is a good…Read more
There’s no denying that working as a remote team member has its advantages. The ability to take calls or notes in your PJs, make an alternative schedule when possible, and maintain a home office is a plus—for 11 months out of the year, at least. Then December comes around and suddenly, you’re missing out on…Read more
Lunch hour small talk turned into a heated debate on Trump vs. Hillary and the tension only escalated from there. Then, you hit “reply all” instead of privately forwarding your less-than-professional reaction to an office buddy. Talk about a pickle. Would it just be easier to avoid addressing awkward comments? Yes. Will that lead to…Read more
It’s Monday morning and you’ve missed the 8:30 calibration meeting. Unfortunately, “the dog ate my homework” doesn’t fly after age five, but you need to save face. However, there’s a big difference between an explanation and an excuse—and figuring out the difference can be a career-changer.