Bev's Blog

Tue, Apr 29, 2014 8:07 am
Do you know how to run a committee in a way that gets thing done? Or to direct a work group when you don't really have a boss's authority?
 
Much of the work getting done in today's organizations comes from fostering collaboration among people whose goals aren't quite the same. But whether you're brainstorming a startup with entrepreneurial pals, or serving as counsel to a blue ribbon panel, leading folks who don't report to you can be frustrating.
 
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 8:27 am
Are you thinking about a launching a new career, but don't know where to start? Then here's good news. Acclaimed journalist Kerry Hannon has just released a revised paperback edition of her book, "What's Next? – Finding Your Passion and Your Dream Job in Your Forties, Fifties, and Beyond."
 
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 8:13 am

As I waited in a post office line, I watched the clerk. She looked to be so deep into the doldrums that she could barely hear her customers. It seemed that, when she finally took in a request, she'd move in slow motion, lethargically searching through stacks of paper with her eyes half closed and her mouth half open.

As the minutes ticked on, I became annoyed. Then I thought, "Oh, I'd hate to have her job."  So I was feeling more empathetic when it was finally my turn. By then, nobody was behind me in line, so I engaged her in conversation.

Mon, Mar 24, 2014 6:26 am
I love sitting in a train compartment, sipping a glass of wine and glancing at the scenery as we read or chat. So a while back I felt mellow, as my husband and I rode the Amtrak Capitol Limited from Washington to Chicago.
 
We sat reading in bed as the train traveled through Pennsylvania. Along the way, I was reminded that the Keystone State was the adopted home of one of our most intriguing Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin.
 
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 8:05 am

It’s not just that you’re getting too much email. A bigger deal is the way it can ruin your mood, contribute to a toxic environment and change the structure of your work life.

From so many coaching clients, I hear growing frustration about how other people’s poor email etiquette can drain your energy. Would your days be better without email abuses like these?

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