Category: Productivity

Enjoy your productivity dividend

If you’ve been following this week’s #SuccessAtWork challenge, hopefully you’ve been making very short to-do lists. And hopefully you’ve been knocking everything off that you put on there. Some days, you really need short lists. On Monday, I wound up spending two hours at the dentist and 90 minutes fetching my daughter’s new glasses. Neither h… read more »

Success at Work Challenge Week 3: Make success possible

I’m trying to achieve success at work, and you can too! For the next 5 weeks, I’ll be running a #SuccessAtWork challenge on this blog. Each week’s challenge will follow one of the 7 disciplines I highlight in my new ebook, What the Most Successful People Do at Work. If you’re participating, please let me know in the comments, or on Twitter. Anandi (who b… read more »

How an introvert learned to love networking

When I read Susan Cain’s Quiet last year, I realized that I’m an introvert. That doesn’t mean I’m shy, or dislike people. It means that I find it restorative to be by myself, and less restorative to be in a crowd. I participated in a speed PR session once where something like 50 people pitched me story ideas for 90 seconds each. At the end, I was in a puddle o… read more »

Success at Work Challenge Week 2: Plan

I’m trying to achieve success at work, and you can too! For the next 6 weeks, I’ll be running a #SuccessAtWork challenge on this blog. Each week’s challenge will follow one of the 7 disciplines I highlight in my new ebook, What the Most Successful People Do at Work. If you’re participating, please let me know in the comments, or on Twitter. Do you know, a… read more »

The Idea Desk (not pictured)

I had a rather successful night at my middle kid’s nursery school silent auction a few weeks ago. Maybe it was the fact that I was straight off the plane from Japan and too disoriented to focus on anything but winning the stuff I wanted. Maybe it was that my husband was in Dubai, so I didn’t get distracted by talking with him. But not only did I win a silver B. Mako… read more »