Americans average six hours per week in meetings. And managers especially spend considerably more time in them. But attendees rate as many as half of the meetings they attend as “poor,” and organizations in the US waste an estimated $213 billion on ineffective meetings annually. What are the keys to effective meetings More
Earlier this year, I faced a conundrum that many of us who work from home know well: Where in the house can I actually work? Unless you’re blessed with a home large enough for a dedicated office, or are a truly nomadic worker and able to set up shop on More
The time seems to crawl. Your motivation is nil. You feel like your talents are wasting away. You’re not alone. While a recent Gallup poll shows an uptick in job satisfaction, a major part of the workforce also reported feeling overqualified for their jobs and rather blasé about what they’ve More
“It’s not true that no one needs you anymore.” These words came from an elderly woman sitting behind me on a late-night flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. The plane was dark and quiet. A man I assumed to be her husband murmured almost inaudibly in response, something to the effect More
A couple of years ago I was discussing a study of the habits of great musical composers when an audience member interrupted. “That’s not true!” he shouted. “You’re totally ignorant — you don’t know what you’re talking about!” Early in my career, I had let nasty people walk all over More
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