Tag: "goals"

Five words you should never say

March 8th, 2013
Don't you just hate it when people say, "Don't get your hopes up." I know I do. It's one of the most negative things a person can utter, because it countervails one of the most positive tools of the human mind: hope. more »

Flawed performance or no performance at all?

March 1st, 2013
Last Friday I sent out my bimonthly SOS Signal newsletter. It emphasized the importance of defining the job before describing the quality of the work. It turns out, the piece was released with two typos. more »

One Thing a Week: Make a Written List

June 29th, 2012
We all have our own way of doing things. When I was consulting (helping office administrators simplify and organize), I was always very sensitive to that fact. However, there was one piece of advice, one tool, one procedure that never changed. I found myself encouraging every client to to do it, no matter what his or her style, routine, or habit. Today I offer it as my advice for this Week's One Small Thing: more »

Anatomy of a Task List

December 28th, 2010
Anatomy of a Task List
The latest SOS Signal is available for reading. It contains helpful advice on how to effectively use a to-do list. Click here to view it. Do you use a to-do list? Tell us what works best for you. And have a great new year. more »