My first "real" job post college graduation was in retail management. If there’s any place that desperately needs keystone habits and clearly defined systems and routines, it’s a retail establishment with primarily low-wage and high turnover employees. I was an assistant store … [Read more...] about How to make it look easy with a keystone habit
How many times have you walked into a meeting without really having any idea what the meeting was about, what you were supposed to prepare, or what would be expected of you in the meeting? Yep, same here. A meeting agenda is one of the most critical components of a meeting, … [Read more...] about The one thing that can make or break your meeting
Which would you rather have? A three-inch binder with every single thing you could possibly need to know in detailed spreadsheets, flow charts and documentation? Or a one-page cheatsheet that gives you critical information to get done exactly what you need to do? I don’t know … [Read more...] about The most important business tool you need
Checklists have the ability to revolutionize our productivity level and the way we get things done. Let’s consider the reasons to use a checklist in the first place. The intent of any checklist, process or system, is to make your work and life easier, not to be burdensome or … [Read more...] about Why it is important to use a checklist
“You really should be considering asssistant-level positions,” the recruiter stated. “Excuse me? Why? I was a manager for over 5 years,” I responded cried. “Well, you’ve been out of the workforce so long that you’ll likely need to take a step down to get back in the game,” … [Read more...] about The mom penalty: Are you part of the problem?