Meetings are the number-one time waster in the workplace, according to a study by Verizon Business. They say that the average executive spends approximately 50 per cent of their time in meetings. The average middle manager spends about 35 per cent of their time in meetings. When conducted effectively, meetings can inspire and ignite motivation, … Continue reading The Seven Deadly Sins of Meetings
When do you decide you’re under too much stress? When do you call in sick and take a mental health day? When do you put you at the top of your to-do list? Not often enough, I say — and when we do, it’s usually because our body has given us no choice in the … Continue reading Preventing Burnout Is A Choice We Should Make Every Day
I was so discouraged all I wanted to do was cry. Just a few years ago my New Year’s resolution was to get into shape (again)! I started running and quickly managed to become addicted to it. I looked forward to my runs. I planned them in advance. I woke up each day excited … Continue reading I’ve Fallen (But I Can Get Up)
I was able to cross off an item on my bucket list this week, as I was fortunate enough to attend The Masters in Augusta GA. It was everything I dreamed of and more. Before I even went to Augusta, I knew the rules stated that I was not allowed to bring my mobile phone … Continue reading Unplugging From Your Phone Is More Rewarding When It’s A Choice
Click here to view this email in your browser. Stress Strategies & Solutions: Webinar On December 21 @ 2pm ET Hi David Listen to our weekly podcast to get three quick tips to help cope with stress: (2min podcast) … Continue reading Do you have too much stress? Webinar December 21, 2016
Did I wake you? It’s 2 a.m. and I’m driving through North Carolina. It’s dark, the roads are empty and the radio is off. Fortunately, the moon is full so I have good visibility and I’m comfortably taking advantage of the lack of traffic at this time of night, to drive back home to Ottawa. … Continue reading Are You On Autopilot? Wake Up!
I love the Olympics. I love watching the athletes. I love cheering, and I love seeing people win. I cry at every medal ceremony, whether Canada is represented or not. What I don’t love is the fact that we all tend to become armchair critics during the Olympics. We criticize the athletes’ outfits, the colour … Continue reading Let’s focus on people’s successes – not their mistakes
Have you ever noticed that you don’t notice how cluttered your house looks until you invite company over? That you don’t see how dirty the walls are until you put your house for sale? You don’t notice that your wardrobe is outdated until you watch “What Not To Wear”? Likewise, you don’t see the things … Continue reading You can’t see the forest for the trees
Help Me Rhonda! “I just got passed up for another promotion. This is the third one in the last four years. I have a degree and great skills; I get excellent comments and scores on my yearly reviews, too. It seems impossible for me to break out of being ‘just a secretary.’ Any ideas on … Continue reading Have you been passed over on promotions?
I was sitting in the airport today when a tall, striking blonde woman, about my age walked by. She had long blond hair (extensions), beautiful long lashes (false), perfectly manicured nails (acrylic), tight facial features (botox), full puffy lips (collagen), overtly perky breasts (implants), and a fabulous size-four body (a personal trainer, I’m guessing). Her … Continue reading Perfection Is Far From Perfect