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Ready, Set . . . Go! Getting Prepped for the New Year

I know. You’re busy running from one holiday party to the next and bankrolling shopping trips to put those poor retailers’ children through college. I also happen to know that January will be here faster than you can break an ornament. And, you will want to hit the ground running.

Now is the perfect time to reevaluate your resolutions, business objectives and performance goals. This is YOUR year-end productivity push!

Workplace Productivity

Forget Resolutions . . . Do YOU!

I am a big fan of examining what I do well and amplifying that. Or, those for you geniuses who excel at more than one skill. Understanding your natural strengths is key to successful team building, parenting, career development and well almost everything! People are generally more enthusiastic and in turn, more impactful when we devote our time to something we are good at or enjoy.

Communication

If It Ain’t Broke, It Will Be

Just for a moment, imagine that your entire hard drive crashed, taking every single document, spreadsheet, e-mail or other file with it. Yup, that 138-page proposal you just finished? Gone. The speech you wrote and PowerPoint slides you designed for your boss? U-n-a-v-a-i-l-a-b-l-e

Workplace Productivity

SuperMOM: Balancing Work & Family

Any parent will tell you, child rearing is an endless job. So, how can you fit in a second full-time responsibility as a successful work at home professional? Obviously, there’s no simple answer. However, in this 4-part series, we’ll explore time-tested practices geared toward slowing the pendulum.

Workplace Productivity

IKEA Home Office Rescue

I’ve suffered this last year with a small spec of a rectangle and a 5-shelf ‘over the door’ wire hanging system. Yeah, the kind in your kitchen pantry. After months of searching for just the right desk to fit my awkward and relatively small home office space, IKEA entered my life.

Workplace Productivity

Embrace Your Inner Office Manager

Even if you only work at home a day or two a week, you need a plan. Work with your employer to think through action steps. Outline a detailed plan to address not only procedures, but also liability for any and every potential mishap in your home office.

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