Personal Development

Q: “Our office keeps several over-the-counter medications on hand if someone in the office should have a headache, indigestion, etc. But now I’m wondering if this is a good idea because of possible liability issues. Can you tell me if we’re safe in keeping a drawer of these meds if someone should ask for them?” – Linda, Oregon
Question: Unlike most people in my office, I’m really skittish about coming to work in snowy or icy weather. I’d feel inadequate and judged if I ever called out when others have not, but I get a pit in my stomach when I see the streets becoming slippery and dangerous. What should I do?

1-Minute Strategies: March ’21

February 3, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

Keep a junk email address … Ease hand and wrist tightening … Before you choose a cleaning company …  Take a closer look at signature lines … Some like it hot (and healthy) … Remember the penny loafer?

Disagree without starting a fight

January 27, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

Meetings shouldn’t be battlegrounds, but that doesn’t mean you should never disagree with anyone for the sake of harmony. The trick is to make your point with tact. Here’s how to disagree without getting disagreeable.
Your image as a leader depends on more than selecting the right power suit. Here’s how to stay in control of how people perceive you.

Adding diagrams to Google Slides

January 6, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

To add a diagram to a presentation in Google Slides, click the Insert dropdown button and choose Diagram.
For a busy professional, it can be rare—and a huge relief—when the stars align and a lighter workday affords you some breathing room. But too much breathing room can be its own problem.
How can we reignite passion, productivity and success when we’ve “lost that lovin’ feeling”? Developing self-discipline is key.

Apps outside the ecosystem

January 6, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

Productivity platform providers like Google and Microsoft have begun to embrace the use of these tools and make it easier to integrate them with the standard offerings for documents, presentations, spreadsheets and email.
What do you do when you simply feel overwhelmed by a project? How do you keep yourself from stressing out completely?
Accept recognition with grace … His name is Cornelius … Because you can always use another good icebreaker and team-builder … “Why don’t all months just have a fixed number of days?”

Learn from bad managers

December 23, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

When you’re seeking role models, you naturally look to the good managers you’ve known. However, don’t simply block out the bad managers, even if you might very well like to.
Life coach Jason Treu offers these seven tips to help you become more charismatic.