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Author: Leslie Wolf

How Meetings Steal Your Productivity (and 6 Ways to Get it Back)

Are you sometimes amazed at how little of substance you accomplish in a day? Yes, you went to six meetings today and checked them off your to-do list, but it’s a net loss in productivity because each meeting just generated more

Get Smarter in Just 15 Minutes a Day

The blogosphere is a rich and engaging resource for new ideas. So why can I hear you groaning from a mile away: “I don’t have time to do my work; I never remember to check the blogs I really like,

Does This Blog Make Me Look Fat?

We’re celebrating! It’s been three months since we launched Your Life@Work. It’s been a challenge to test our ideas and a big thrill to connect with you through your online comments, emails, phone calls, and hallway asides. So the big

Envisioning Successful Outcomes

How often have you been handed an assignment and plunged into it, then realized that you have an incomplete idea of what the end product is supposed to be? Have you struggled to finish something only to find yourself in an endless “re-do” loop?

The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good

Are you a perfectionist? Not that there’s anything wrong with that! We all agree it’s important to take pride in our work, set goals, and try to achieve them. Lena and I are perfectionists — it’s why we are so

5 Steps to Managing Your Performance Evaluation

Most of us shudder when it’s time for our annual performance review. Not only is it time-consuming but it can also be stressful, since you don’t know whether you and your manager will see eye-to-eye on your performance. You actually

How Portable Are Your Skills?

In the good old days, you worked at the same job for the same organization your entire work-life. Oh, you might get promoted or transferred, but you didn’t leave. There was an unspoken compact that you would give loyalty to the

How to be Happy at Work

Are you happy at work? Are you happy with work? Are you supposed to be happy at work? Maybe you aren’t – after all, there’s a reason they call it “work.” I looked for the holy grail of happiness at

5 Tips for Successful Career Collaboration

Why do we look so happy in these pictures? Lena and I are collaborators in the truest sense, both about our shared work and about our “professional fitness.” Our collaboration has been a boon to both our careers and a genuine personal pleasure.