In my work as an Executive Mentor I have helped a number of senior clients over the years who confront this ‘pain point’ in their Life/Work Effectiveness – they would continue working when they got home, abuse ‘smart’ devices, work mentally over the evenings and weekends and check emails constantly, keeping them in a state … More
Life – Work Effectiveness Articles
Topics about you focussing your activities to achieve ‘Life Work Effectiveness’ consistent with your goals. Most importantly though remember please career and work is part of your life – not the other way around.
What leaders say is far less important than what they do. That’s one of the clearest conclusions I drew from a recent study focused on how they experience their lives at work in a global, Australian-based IT firm. Companies seeking more sustainable high performance from their employees need to meet four of their core needs: … More
The average Facebook user spends almost an hour on the site every day, according to data provided by one company last year. A Deloitte survey found that for many smartphone users, checking social media apps are the first thing they do in the morning – often before even getting out of bed. Of course, social … More
I have an Executive client who used to wake up, stumble over to the phone, and immediately get lost in a stream of pointless notifications. This digital haze continued throughout the day, keeping him from accomplishing important tasks. He was distracted, anxious and ineffective as a leader. He knew he had to change but could … More
Do you check your wireless device when you’re not working? What causes you to do so? Does the job require it? Do you like feeling needed? Not sleeping enough? Yes, the client or customer might call. Yes, there are stresses from managing across time zones. Yes, there are real external and legitimate factors that affect … More
Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you … More
Over the last few days in late August, I had 2 very energetic and relevant discussions with two senior Managers from – oddly – the same Institution. One is a client of my firm, whilst the other a potential client. They share one thing in common – where they want to be in 3-5 years’ … More
President Lincoln often wrote scathing letters to his generals, frustrated by their inability to bring the war to a close. Angry they had missed golden opportunities such as finishing off the retreating confederate army, who were trapped by rising waters at the Potomac river after the battle of Gettysburg.
David is as hard a worker as anyone I know as a client. He’s not just busy; he’s keenly focused on getting the right things done. And it pays off — he is the largest single revenue generator at his well-known professional services firm.
In today’s resource-constrained environment, many of us are delivering 120% on the current demands of our job — but devoting little time to developing ourselves further or positioning ourselves for a future move.