In 2013, we continued to push the boundaries of what we know about ourselves; going boldly into questions no researcher has gone before. Like, what should we do when we need a little lift -- take a run, have a coffee, or grab a beer?
As smartphone technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, we can't fool ourselves into thinking that our lives will automatically benefit. Instead of passively falling into costly behavioral traps, actively manage your mobile matters.
What determines how much I have to do? Peter Drucker, one of the finest business thinkers of the last century, said that as knowledge workers we define both our work and its results. This would imply that we somehow have control of what's to be done.
For the modern professional, multitasking is an immutable part of daily life. Yet 97% of us are hopeless at it. It's a well-cited observation that juggling two or more things at once depletes our health and harms our productivity.
Instead of forging the impression of experience, I'd rather we turn the tables and use our inexperience as an advantage in the organizations we work for and the companies we start. In other words, we need to start playing to our strengths.
There is a critical relationship between management, marketing and training, which is key to creating cohesion across the front end of a business, and which then in turn determines the strength of the force behind sales.
I have a confession to make: I'm not very good at taking vacations. That doesn't mean that I don't take them at all, just that it's a bit of a struggle. Unfortunately I'm not alone, particularly among Americans.
I have countless friends that run start up or growth stage non-profit organizations. I love what they are aiming to do. Sadly, many of them hit roadblocks: Not enough money, not enough staff, and the list goes on. It does not have to be this way.