Finally, the Truth About Time Management

My dear friend Kelley and I joke a lot about not wanting our gravestones to say, “Here lies Tina. She was busy.” We catch ourselves regularly responding to a mindless greeting of “How are you?” with a mindless and stressed response of “I’m busy.” I’ve been pondering what it means to “live life on purpose”…

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Can You Challenge Yourself to Say No Every Week?

I had the pleasure of hearing bestselling Essentialism author Greg McKeown speak at an annual leadership conference my client held during the first week of the year. I’ve always been a fan of his message and the intent of his book. If you haven’t read it and are trying hard to audit your own choices,…

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Make Time for This Pulitzer Prize Winner

Named one of the best books of 2022 by numerous publications, author Hernan Diaz is the author of Trust. I loved this book, and I can’t stop thinking about it. I’m just blown away by the creativity in the structure and expression of the story. It is a metafictional novel that reflects on the nature of storytelling itself….

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We’ve Lost Focus

We know through research that teenagers can focus on one task for only sixty-five seconds at a time, and office workers average only three minutes. Personally, I have to lock away every electronic device at night so I don’t grab them in the morning before I even get out of bed.  Here’s an excerpt that…

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A Powerful Framework for You and Your Relationships

I’ve been talking a lot about our resistance to change lately and how breaking behavioral patterns is the toughest of work—but worth every ounce of effort. What waits on the other side of change is a multiplier effect. When teams are open to change, collaboration comes easily, we feel supported to fail and refine, and…

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Join My 30-Day Connection Challenge

Despite the fact that we know what research tells us about the power of social connections and their positive impact on our mental and physical well-being, loneliness and isolation are a growing problem. So much so that this year, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy published Together: The Healing Power of the Human…

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Artfully Gather for Greater Connections and Impact

If you’re gathering people for a shared purpose on a regular basis, perhaps you’ve thought about how you might do it more effectively. Look no further. The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker explores the practices surrounding transformative gatherings. Priya Parker, a master facilitator and strategic advisor, walks…

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A Look at Purpose for the Eyes, Ears, and Soul

I’m obsessed with purpose. With living life on purpose. With working and leading on purpose. With being purposeful and aligned with our values, our time, and our attention. With what gives our life and work meaning. And how we can create safe and meaningful connections at work.  Marcus Buckingham’s Love and Work is a terrific read and an even…

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Inspiration for the Creator In Every One of Us

Channeling your inner creativity can be hard when you’re not feeling inspired, are mentally drained, or simply are responding to the wrong input. In light of the mental well-being topics I’ve covered recently, it felt like great timing to recommendThe Creative Act, a terrific bestseller by Rick Rubin, who provides food for the heart and…

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A photo of the book News York Times Bestseller Breath, the New Science of a Lost Art, by James Nestor

Welcome to My Series: What I’m Reading

If you and I have exchanged emails, you know I like to share what I’m currently reading in my email signature. Many of the books I share not only inform my work but often transform how I look at life. When friends and colleagues tell me they love getting a glimpse of what I’m learning,…

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