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8 Ways to Feel Less Overwhelmed by Your Workload

8 Ways to Feel Less Overwhelmed by Your Workload

The feeling of overwhelm is aversive and self-perpetuating. An insurmountable workload makes you feel overwhelmed, which reduces your productivity, which means you don’t accomplish your workload, which makes you feel more overwhelmed. Give these simple approaches a try (or recommit to them if you’ve let them slide).

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How to Evaluate the Quality of Meetings

How to Evaluate the Quality of Meetings

Meetings can be the most important, valuable, and rewarding time you spend as a team or the most infuriating, useless, and wasteful. What’s the difference? I think it comes down to a few easy to measure factors. This framework and meeting evaluation tool will help you boost the value of your team’s meetings.

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Be My Guest

Be My Guest

If you’re trying to make your meetings more efficient and effective, one place to start is by doing a better job with guests. Bad meetings are already enough of a scourge on the regular attendees without dragging more people into the fray. Based on the behavior I’ve...

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Trust the Process

Trust the Process

When you depend on a colleague whom you don’t trust to do a good job, it can create significant anxiety. Instead of complaining, badgering, or giving up, invest in aligning around the approach they will take. This proactive approach is much better than waiting for them to disappoint you. When you can’t trust the person, trust the process.

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How Can I Be More Trustworthy?

How Can I Be More Trustworthy?

What does it mean if someone on your team thinks you’re “untrustworthy?” Trust is a small word that encompasses a wide swath of different issues. This article provides different explanations for low trust and gives you several different remedies to earn the confidence of your colleagues.

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How Team Dynamics Affect Strategic Planning

How Team Dynamics Affect Strategic Planning

Is your team in the right mindset and even the right mood to be strategic? Running from an operational meeting where you’re fighting fires into a 3-hour strategic planning meeting is not going to give you the best shot at a great strategy. Here are seven hallmarks of the right team dynamic for strategic planning and my best tips to help you create each of the seven if they’re missing.

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