Month: January 2020

A liquid metaphor about achieving goals

A liquid metaphor about achieving goals

At this time of the year, there’s a lot of thought and conversation about setting and achieving goals, and as a result, I often blog on this topic, often finding metaphors in unusual places.  Like the time my unexpected encounter with a sea otter offered some insights.  Today’s musings … about drinking water. It’s a […]

To improve your productivity, write things down!

To improve your productivity, write things down!

Earlier this month, I promised that in 2020 I would specifically focus on a video series on productivity tools for leaders.  In each video blog, I plan to give you one practical and useful technique to reclaim control of your time, to improve your productivity, or to even get more done through others.  Today, I […]

Doing your job or doing your work?

Doing your job or doing your work? job

Are you doing your job or are you doing your work?  Job and work.  Is there a difference? Absolutely. A restaurant owner’s job is to produce great food.  But the best restaurants are the ones that also focus on giving their patrons an enjoyable dining experience.  That’s the owner’s work. The front-desk receptionist’s primary responsibility […]

Want respect at work? Here are eight ways to earn it

Want respect at work? Here are eight ways to earn it

Respect.  Unequivocally, it is the one thing we all want.  And respect at work, even more so.  Yet, many people unknowingly engage in self-sabotage, behaving and acting in ways which cause others, both bosses and co-workers, to lose respect for them. Respect at work is earned Respect at work is earned.  If you are the […]