How to mentor more efficiently

I’m working this week on a story on ways to mentor more efficiently. Warm and fuzzy as it might feel, mentoring is not a purely charitable act; over time it can massively help you in your career, particularly if you make time for it early on. People’s careers progress at different rates, and the people you mentor early on aren’t starting that far behind yo… read more »

My 4th quarter update

I’m not sure that I actually created a blog post about goals for 2014. I can’t seem to find one. I know I had a few in mind so, as we enter the 4th quarter of the year, it’s time to check back in with them.
1. Finish the Book-Formerly-Known-As-Mosaic. On track for this one, as long as we nail down the title soon! The bulk of this 75,000-word manuscript is finishe… read more »

How can I achieve my personal goals when I commute and work long hours?

I had another great question come in from a reader this week. I’d like to address reader questions more frequently, so please, send them in! This reader is in his early 30s and would like to figure out his long-term career path. He currently supervises counselors who work with children with special needs. The challenge is that these kids and counselors are i… read more »

Books and titles and other miscellany

My publisher and I are close to figuring out the new title of the Book-Formerly-Known-As-Mosaic. In theory, my latest round of edits was due back October 1st. But after making a certain quantity of changes, I had to stop. Eventually, not having a title becomes a problem for editing. While the bulk of the manuscript is going to be the same no matter what I call it,… read more »

What I’m working on (and potentially hiring)

I have a few pieces in the hopper that I welcome help with (and I have the need for some contractors; see last paragraph). First up, I often repeat my glib productivity advice that you want to match your most important task to your most productive time. But what is that most important task? While “prep for meeting with CEO” is probably a bigger priority than e… read more »