What to do when the work stops being fun

What to do when the work stops being fun

“Maybe you have artist’s block. Maybe you’re burned out. Or maybe you’re just sick of dealing with the grind. But whatever it is, your energy and will to go on are depleted, and the joy you first felt has been completely sucked out. No matter how much we enjoy...
4 Types of Productivity Styles

4 Types of Productivity Styles

It’s been a while. I came across this just now. It struck me as having some loose resemblance to learning style preferences, and describes apps and more traditional tools (like pen and paper) that might appeal to each style. Click here for the page, and...
Secure your WordPress site

Secure your WordPress site

At this point, I’m mostly using WordPress to run my business and personal sites. I also used it to build several clients’ sites. WordPress has become the most popular content management site and, things being as they are, it’s also become the most...
The only technique to learn something new

The only technique to learn something new

I came across this article by James Altucher just now on BoingBoing. It’s a quick and clever read about what you need to do to learn something new. A key point seems to be that it’s important to do something you love, and in doing so, treat it like you...
Feedback on feedback

Feedback on feedback

One of the first skills I learned as a workshop participant was how to effectively provide interpersonal feedback. We practiced it during our presentations, and applied it back on the job as part of the performance management process. As a trainer, I’ve focused...