What roles do your family, friends, colleagues, employees and even new acquaintances play in your everyday life? EO member, James Ashcroft, reflects upon three types of relationships in this post from his personal blog.
Dr. Heidi Hanna describes the problem with focusing on time and why we don’t do the things we know we should do.
By Ari Levy, MD, an EO Chicago member and co-CEO of Engaged Health Solutions
When it comes to my business, I am excited about everything. My passion is what got me here in the first place, after all. At first, my interest in everything—from strategy sessions to the shade of orange in our logo—was essential to getting us off the ground.
Now, however, I’m leading the business into its fourth year, and things are different than leading a startup through its early stages. I’m starting to realize that I need to change some of my behaviors in order to continue to succeed. In some ways, that’s both fitting and ironic because I’m in the business of teaching others about behavior change.
If you’re like two-thirds of the population, you’ve experienced the afternoon slump. You know the feeling … it’s mid-afternoon, and you feel tired and drained and want to call it a day. While you still plug away at your work, you often find that you are not as productive as you need to be. You’ve hit the afternoon slump.
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