Category Archives: Dig Your Work

Goodwill Bank

Stephen Covey, in his historic book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, describes a way that you can increase your influence on another. He calls his principle, “The Emotional Bank Account.” He compares the emotional bank account to your … Continue reading

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Own Your Career

Another post in my Dig Your Work series One of the sources of work frustration comes when you wait for your employer to take care of you. Trimmed budgets, increased workloads, and a reduced workforce make it less likely that … Continue reading

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Pre-live Tough Conversations

This post is another in the “Dig Your Work” series. When you must discuss an issue with your employer, what you say and how you say it make a difference. Pre-live the Conversation Before you visit with your boss, plan … Continue reading

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Limits We Place on Ourselves

Limits We Place on Ourselves Author, speaker, and trainer Zig Ziglar uses a powerful analogy to explain how we tend to settle for less than we want. He tells how easily fleas may be trained. The lab technician places a … Continue reading

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Does Your E-mail Control You?

Who’s the boss here? Who controls whom? Does your e-mail inbox control your time or do you? Do you treat e-mail like instant messaging? When you receive that inbox notification, do you interrupt your work and read it? If you … Continue reading

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What Are You Doing about It?

As I travel all across the U.S. and Canada, I overhear conversations in airports, on airplanes, during seminar breaks, and in hotels. I love listening to people discuss their work. I notice that when a person discusses his or her … Continue reading

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