Why You Should Be Less Responsible at Work

An overstressed friend told me recently that her boss had counseled her to “be less responsible” at work. On the surface, it’s a ridiculous thing for a supervisor to say. Who would want an employee that overlooks details, or who casually wraps up an assignment because “it’s good enough”? But here’s why her boss is… [Read More]

Reframing Your Way To Happiness At Work

  Does an overflowing inbox stress you out? You’re not alone – but according to Shawn Achor, author of Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change, some subtle shifts in mindset can dramatically increase your happiness and productivity: “An overflowing email inbox could be a soul-draining activity, but… [Read More]

Networking for Introverts

  The night before a conference where I was scheduled to speak, I found myself in a crowded bar just south of Greenwich Village. The organizers had arranged a VIP reception, and — having just moved to New York — I figured I should attend. Indeed, I had good conversations with four interesting people whom… [Read More]

R&R for CEOs: How to Take a Thinking Break

Like many middle market CEOs, Tomas Gorny is passionate about his job as head of Unitedweb, the parent company of Nextiva, a middle market company specializing in business cloud communication. When it comes to thinking about his business, “I never turn it off,” he says, “but I have nothing to turn off because I love… [Read More]

Why Can’t We Stop Working?

This article by Dorie Clark first appeared at Harvard Business Review. I hadn’t seen Jim in two years. When we reconnected recently, I was shocked. The handsome, dapper professional I knew had gained 30 pounds and started smoking. Bursting with nervous energy, he told me about his business travails — work so busy he was… [Read More]

How To Transform Difficult Relationships

This post by Dorie Clark first appeared at Forbes. How do you turn an adversary into an ally? We may want to change other people, says Bob Burg, but we’re far more likely to succeed if we first reset our own attitude. Knowing how to transform difficult relationships didn’t come naturally to him, and doesn’t… [Read More]