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Jack Welch is Right

Jack Welch is Right

  “There's no such thing as work-life balance,” says former GE CEO Jack Welch, throwing cold water on what so many American professionals aspire to – having it all. “There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.”...

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Now, More Than Ever

Now, More Than Ever

  Times are tough – we see it all around us. The economy is faltering, people are losing their jobs and their homes in numbers that make even those who have a relatively secure job feel nervous. So maybe your first response to coaching is, “That sounds nice, but...

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Time Management Habits #4

Time Management Habits #4

  We've come to my final installment on habits to create time and spaciousness in your day. Here's one you may resist, but you probably know you need to do it: reduce your email, on-line, and television time. Many people tell me that after a long day they just...

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Time Management Habits #3

Time Management Habits #3

  When someone asks how you are, don't answer “Busy,” it just reinforces your feeling of being squeezed and often turns into a busier-than-thou competition – ugh! You list all the things you have been doing, your friend then feels compelled to chime in with...

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Time Management Habits #2 — Make a Daily Schedule

Time Management Habits #2 — Make a Daily Schedule

  Don't allow yourself to come to the end of the day wondering what you did all day with no sense of accomplishment. Take charge of your time. Here's one way: either the night before or soon after getting up, review what you need and want to get done. What is...

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Time Management Habits # 1

Time Management Habits # 1

  So how do you create more time in your day? First, you have to stop the false efficiency of always trying to squeeze in one more thing before you leave home or before you leave the office. You do this in the name of efficiency – it seems like a waste of time to...

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Plenty of Time

Plenty of Time

  If you are like many people I know, your time management habits … well, let's just say they could use some work. Even if you accept the premise of my last blog that life is long and you have plenty of time, your daily habits probably still reinforce the panicky...

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You Have Plenty of Time — Part I

You Have Plenty of Time — Part I

  Plenty of time? Unless you have done some time in a Zen monastery, you probably have a hard time believing that. Our culture is steeped in the belief that time is scarce. We race around from thing to thing to thing, barely catching our breath, constantly...

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Quantum Leap or Baby Step?

Quantum Leap or Baby Step?

  A Facebook buddy has the following quotation on his home page: “Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.” I am struck both by its truth and by the way in which it is not true. The truth of it is commonplace: talk is cheap, actions speak louder than words,...

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Networking? Moi?

Networking? Moi?

  Okay, I admit it. I am networking .... It started out as something I thought I ought to do to promote my coaching practice, but I now, I'm actually having fun. I am delighted by making friends on Facebook and connections on LinkedIn. Who knew? I guess this is...

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So, You Call Yourself a Coach, Do You?

So, You Call Yourself a Coach, Do You?

  What makes a person a coach? I began asking this question during early training and continue to ask it as I create this website. For me, today, the answer is that coaching brings together many skills I was already using (listening, inquiry, probing, staying...

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