How cool would it be to have your own personal Yoda to help guide you in ways of the business force? Someone who helps you do things you weren't sure were possible, and believes in your potential? I believe the benefits to individuals and to organizations are immediately obvious, yet too often I've been in mentoring programs that have come straight from the dark side – tormented with what could have been while hanging on for dear life before dropping into a dark abyss because of daddy issues.
You've been to a meeting (or twenty) in which the leader tells you that the group is going to brainstorm. There are rules to storming, of course, which are things such as:
The answer is Yes, but it's a mixed bag. Have you ever taken a jelly bean from a BeanBoozled box? You are just as likely to get a Peach flavor as you are a Dead Fish, or a Buttered Popcorn as a Rotten Egg.
Another full day and it feels as if you really didn't get anything done. Which turns into a week that flies by and yet the inbox is bigger and the desk messier. You resent thinking that, to really get anything done, you would have to come in earlier and stay up nights.
Some of the most productive people do not work any longer than the rest of us, they just know the algebraic formula that produces maximum effort.
Have you ever found yourself sending an email to someone with the complaint that you get too many emails? Email is the addiction of choice for busy workers. We find ourselves using it more and more, and at the same time it's painful to watch as our inbox grows. It's time for an intervention.
You will find articles that will break down assumptions, show how to ask better questions, initiate results, and find clarity in work and life. While the topics will be broad and cover many different areas including work, home, goals, and gaining new perspectives on everyday activities.
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