Who Controls Your Time – You or Your Boss?

Your work/life balance is in your hands and how much time you spend on each side is your choice. The choice is whether you make ‘your life’ a priority or not. Emergencies do require exceptional hours and for specific periods demands of your professional life may well creep into your personal life but, not as a given. Work/life balance is a catchy phrase. It is a concept that many aspire to, rather than live. Leaders become used to taking work home,...

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The Key To A Great Relationship With Your Manager

How successful is your relationship with your manager? And how productive are your conversations?  Are your one-on-ones focused on issues? Coaching? Advice? Problem solving? Are you getting what you want from these meetings, or do you have the sense there is something more important you could be discussing? A key to having a powerful and positive relationship with your manager is to email a weekly report. This weekly report has four elements: 4 – 5 Highlights and successes of the week Risks...

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