‘When urgency rears its head, we become even less rational than Dwight Eisenhower knew.’ Dwight Eisenhower came up with a classic time management technique, later named the Eisenhower Matrix. If you’ve read one chapter of one productivity book, you’ve encountered it. His point, in short, was that every potential activity is either urgent or not, … Continue reading Prioritizing urgency over importance rarely leads to better choices.
There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.
By cloaking your obnoxiousness in absent-mindedness, you don’t even have to admit you’re being a jerk.
As you approach a job change, consider how you would ideally exit your workplace. Keep in mind that how you leave a job is as importance, if not more so, than how you arrived at the new one.
Just because they haven’t replied to your texts doesn’t mean they’re ignoring you We live, according to the cliche, in an age of “instant communication”. Only we don’t. The truth is the sense that everyone could get back to you immediately, if they wanted to – and the anxiety that follows when they don’t. Emails, … Continue reading There’s a lonely kind of craziness in falling out with people who have no idea you’ve fallen out.