We live in a world where information is pushed to us around the clock. Talking heads on cable news networks fill air time while a breaking-news ticker scrolls by, often recycling headlines that are hours old.
Submitted by Linda Clevenger, Organization Direct Everyone wants to be more productive. Between work, life, outside activities and other obligations, the feeling of trying to get it all done and keep up with “life” stress can begin to take over – and this is not healthy.
Submitted by Stephanie Lyles, Business Development Officer at NSWC Federal Credit Union It always amazes me when I go to a network meeting and there are people sitting around playing with their phone, waiting for the program to start. I want to go up to them and ask them what are they doing there?
Submitted by Linda Caporali, Colloquium board member and account executive with TSYS What if Cupid has something to teach us as leaders? Cupid may well be showing us to “Lead with our hearts”. Let’s allow ourselves to be open to others and try to understand what is in another’s heart. Where could be go as […]
So, how many people already gave up on their New Year’s Resolutions? A lot has been written about making, maintaining and completing New Year Resolutions. Some people believe, “why make them”? If you don’t make them then you don’t feel defeated when you cannot keep them. It’s mid-January some people may have already threw in […]
By Rebecca Purdy, Deputy Director, Central Rappahannock Regional Library Have you ever had a sleepless night because your mind is spinning with everything you need to accomplish at work? Have you ever felt a sense of panic as you darted from one meeting to the next because you haven’t yet begun that project that’s due […]
Time management for me: Alarm goes off at 6 AM. Meditate for 15 minutes. Get ready for the day ahead. Make coffee and eat breakfast. Feed the cats. Leave my apartment by 8:45 AM. Class at 9, 10, and 11 AM. Hustle to work by 1 PM. Get off work at 5 PM. Come home […]
One of my favorite Steven Covey stories from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People deals with sharpening your saw. As the story goes, a man is in the woods cutting down a tree. A person hiking through the woods asks him what he’s doing. “Sawing down the tree,” is the exasperated response. So the […]
It is not an unusual or an unfair criticism that is heard daily in organizations of all sizes and types. “I’m given the responsibility to get something done, but never the authority to go with it!” There are undoubtedly many reasons why this happens, but two I want to talk about today are: Fear, and […]
By Martha O’Keefe, Associate Vice President of Workforce at Germanna Community College “Don’t let perfection be the enemy of good,” was a quote I recently read in the Washington Post. It was said by one of the co-founders of Honest Tea beverage company as he discussed his business’ success over the years. That company has […]