5 Techniques to Help Fight Focus Fatigue

Colin Roy

man with laptop and coffee against blurry blue skyline

I gazed at the 30 expectant faces. I opened my mouth to speak but the words weren’t there. My sentences began with “Um,” or “Uuuh…”. I had written the presentation, but it was coming out as slowly as an 8-year-old goes to bed. When I finally found the words, they weren’t quite what I wanted to say. I tried to … Read More

Finding Happiness at Work

Josh Hay

business woman working with documents in the office

I recently asked a new hire how she was feeling about her new job, and she replied, “I love it. I had never considered doing anything like this before, but my friends tell me that it makes sense that I would like it.” This felt like incredible validation for our hiring process. Through trial and error, and some hard lessons, … Read More

How to be Open to New Ideas

Josh Hay

Have you ever noticed that when you introduce a new idea to someone in a conversation, the other person has a difficult time accepting the new idea as true? The harder you push, the more the other person will resist, insisting on what they believe to be true. This sets up a positional fight, right verses wrong, and a win-lose … Read More

6 Keys to Get and Stay Organized

Josh Hay

A friend recently had a house fire. She forgot a pot of soup broth on the stove. Her last memory was of the broth gently boiling. Hours later she returned to find her home filled with black smoke. The family has since moved into a hotel and the house is in the process of being steamed and scrubbed. Ever optimistic … Read More

How to Develop People, Skills AND Character

Josh Hay

If you had to choose to focus on either developing skills or developing character, which would you choose? I know it’s a forced choice, but which one is more important? Think about who you would prefer to work with. Would you prefer to work with someone who has strength of character, or someone who is very skilled? As for me, … Read More

7 Steps for Controlling your Emotions

Josh Hay

When you find yourself in a tough situation, the ability to master your emotions can mean the difference between success and failure. Here are seven steps for managing your emotions: 1. Know it’s your job It’s healthy to recognize that stress emotions are normal, and even inevitable for most of us. However, it is important to know that it’s your … Read More

The Dangers of Time Management

Josh Hay

Alarm clock - Time Managment Photo

As I prepare to record a webinar series on time management, I’ve also been thinking about the dangers of focusing too much on time management. Do you ever find yourself thinking or saying, “One day, I will be on top of my life and work demands. I only need to find the right combination of time management strategies, the motivation … Read More

Improvise to Overcome Workplace Challenges!

Josh Hay

improvise - to overcome workplace challenges

How often have you made a plan, mapped out how to meet a goal, or imagined how things should be, only to find that the unanticipated occurred, something shifted, somebody said or did something that wasn’t part of the plan and suddenly what you envisioned seems impossible? My favorite album is the 1975 Köln Concert.  It is a live recording … Read More

Happiness at Work: Stop Climbing the Ladder

Josh Hay

climbing ladder

What if climbing the proverbial corporate ladder will only lead you to misery? Would you like to have a work life marked by satisfaction and well-being? If you answer, “Yes,” then consider this: never seek to climb the ladder at work for the sake of climbing. A career path marked by seeking one promotion after another for the promotion’s sake … Read More

Lessons About Passion from Warren Buffett

Josh Hay

One of my all-time favorite books is Warren Buffett’s biography, Tap Dancing to Work. Buffett is a man of passion who continues to love what he does. Well into his 80s he keeps doing what he’s been doing because of passion, not for money. In fact, Buffett has pledged to give away 99 percent of his wealth either during his … Read More