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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Plan Of Attack Of Your Workload

A simple, two-part plan for improving your output at work:

Part 1: Do the best job you possibly can today.

Part 2: Tomorrow, try to do a little better.

If it were only that easy…

In order to improve your output, it’s going to first take a little detective work, and then a little doctoring. In extreme cases, major surgery.

Take some time to examine your workload, and do a better job of pre-planning your work before you actually start doing it.


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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Taking Your New Year Career Audit Halfway Through The Year

I came across Joan Lloyd article's “Career Audit for a New Year” as I was clearing out some old and duplicate files on my computer this morning. It had a great set-up of re-evaluating your mental job contract with your employer, whether there has been major change or not, just to see if you are still the right person for your own job, or if you should start the process of moving on.

There is just one flaw in the New Year time frame. A regularly scheduled audit of your career can be the key to help you maintain your career goals and your sanity. But when do you usually schedule your career audit?

If you are like most people, you set yourself for you annual dreaded time of reflection at the traditional end or beginning of something. For most, that means Christmas time reflections and New Year's Resolutions, where you swear you will take time to sit down and patiently go through your last 12 months in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the over-commercialized holiday season. No, this is not really a good time.

So how about right now? Yeah, right now, in the middle of the summer, just about SIX MONTHS into the year that is and before the year to come, where the only burdens weighing you down are to much potato salad at the 4th of July picnic and how to cut down on use of air conditioning. Waiting around until right now, in the slow days of the summer time could be just the right time to get away from yourself (and possibly get away from the trappings and distractions of work and life for a short period of time) and do a true evaluation of your live and career.

So take a weekend, take a deep breath, and take the time to sit and go through this list. And for more information on how Joan Lloyd & Associates can help you out, visit their website at http://www.JoanLloyd.com.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Staying After Infidelity Is Still Going To Cost You

As the crazy details ars starting to unravel on A-Rod's pending divorce, Lela Davidson at Business Pundit tell us about her introduction the the little known but booming ‘relationship industry.’ And it looks like a scary and expensive method for those looking to actually fix a failing relationship.

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Gladwell Breaks Down Draft Combines For Egghead Academics

Malcolm Gladwell is a genius. And he has great hair. Watch Gladwell and his hair give a speech on problems of modern firing practices, especially using a 'combine' system to weed out the best available players from “Stories from the Near Future,” the 2008 New Yorker Conference.

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