Ruled by your phone?

I'm increasingly aware of the all pervading presence of my smart phone.  Thankfully, when I'm with others I'm able to leave it alone, to ignore the siren call of Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia....  But when I'm alone, or working on a tricky programme design I'm alarmed at how often I interrupt myself by picking up …

Stop Calling Every Conversation a “Meeting”

Helpful clarity in "Meeting inspiration" from @HBR.  I find the following distinctions helpful: conversations, group work sessions, decision-supporting, brainstorming. In giving clarity on what is meant to happen in the time you have together in the office you can help others understand what is required of them, how to prepare and make the most of …

Small steps are good steps

# executivecoaching This quote applies to so many situations!  I've rarely found that there is a single solution to reduce your stress, increase your happiness or satisfaction.  Instead, there are many small steps that slowly and persistently take us toward a different future.  Small steps give us a chance movement, change, shift and a satisfying opportunity to …