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What IS Your Most Urgent And Important Work?

We all think we have too much to do, and not enough time to do it. But you’ll never feel on top of things if you don’t have clear priorities in the first place. Start assessing your priorities by taking inventory of the work you do: Which tasks are more (or less) urgent? Which are the most (or least) important? This inventory will prepare you to make concrete to-do lists for the tasks that truly need your attention. It will...

Unplug from Work by Focusing Your Brain on Something Else

Most of us know that staying productive in the office requires recharging away from it. The hard part is doing it. Even if you go home at a decent hour, you may find yourself checking email or reading one last report. To forget about what’s happening at work, focus on what you’ll do instead. Framing it the right way can help: A negative goal (“I will not check email at dinner”) may be harder to stick to than a positive...

Turn Millennials into Your Biggest Asset

Millennials Matter Many business leaders are beginning to worry about how few Millennials have the leadership and sales acumen to fuel their growth and transition into senior leadership roles. Danita Bye passionately believes that Millennials could be the new “greatest generation.” She is a leadership expert on the Forbes Coaches Council and is the founder of Sales Growth Specialists. I recently spoke with her about her love of Millennials and how to equip the next generation. The star performers responsible for the...

Assessment: What’s Feeding Your Fear of Public Speaking?

Fear of public speaking tops the list of common phobias, ranking just above fear of death. But there’s a spectrum of feelings about presenting. Yes, some of us would rather be in the casket than deliver the eulogy, as Jerry Seinfeld put it, but others take the stage every chance they get—and most of us fall somewhere between those extremes. That’s because this particular fear has several different sources. The more of them we struggle with, the more intense...