Category Archives for "Work-Life Balance"

Does Success Bring Happiness or Happiness Bring Success?

Career , Work-Life Balance

In what may be the funniest of TED talks, author and psychologist Shawn Achor presents the idea that the most commonly held formula for success is wrong. “If we work hard, we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we will be happy.” Shawn says that recent discoveries in the field […]

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A Guide to Burnout: What It Is, and How to Overcome It

Work-Life Balance

You are not alone. Burnout is a common condition among professional business people. A Gallop survey found that 2.7 million workers in Germany reported symptoms of burnout. Another survey found 30% of UK-based HR directors felt their companies had widespread burnout. The effects are serious. These tips from multiple blogs and high-performance people such as […]

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Do You Have What It Takes? The Skills 1,261 Recruiters Value Most

Career , Communication Skills , Creativity , Decision Making , Strategy , Time Management and Personal Productivity , Work-Life Balance

Bloomberg Business reporters Francesca Levy and Christopher Cannon completed the Bloomberg annual survey of which job skills are most valued in managers. They reported their results on Bloomberg.com on February 9, 2016. I thought this was something you might find of value in your career and learning decisions. I hope you do find it of […]

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The Trapeze Theory of Change – Great Dashboards Don’t Help if Nothing Changes

Strategy , Teamwork , Time Management and Personal Productivity , Work-Life Balance

As readers of Critical to Success I’m going to assume you are interested in improving your own performance and productivity and that of your organization. To do that you usually have to help people and cultures improve their performance and that is difficult. CHANGE IS DIFFICULT. Thankfully, there are some Leadership Tools that help. This […]

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Excel FUNC-tions (Parody of Uptown Funk)

Excel , Work-Life Balance

What do you get when you concatenate soul music, jazz, and R&B? You get Uptown Funk. But, this version has an Excel Func-tions flavor. You have never seen or heard Excel like this! This is not your normal Excel video tutorial. Pass it on! You are in the Critical to Success newsletter on Excel, productivity, and […]

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CriticalToSuccess.com Delayed, to Iceland and Back

Work-Life Balance

What a month! I apologize to you for not getting tips to you that could help your careers. I’ve got a stack of helpful tips and tools that I wasn’t able to get to, but now I can start publishing again. It has been an amazing thirty days. Have you ever been hit by one […]

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Connect! How to Use Data and Digital Marketing to Create Lifetime Customers

Work-Life Balance

I’ve enjoyed writing books and I think I’ve written some that have helped thousands of people, but this book was both a lot of fun, I got to work with two great co-authors, Lars Petersen and Chris Nash, and this book will change the world of marketing.   Connect is the marketer’s guide to becoming […]

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