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Casey’s eTip: Stay Current in Your Field Part 2

Staying aware of current events, changes in your field (and your clients' industries) is key to staying viable in your career. Casey's eTip: Stay Current in Your Field Part 2 Last week I shared different sources of information so you can stay current. Here are some strategies to make it…
November 16, 2022
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Casey’s eTip: Stay Current in Your Field Part 1

Reading about developments in your field may seem like your lowest priority, but is it? In the 1960's, Peter Drucker coined the term "knowledge worker" to distinguish people who worked primarily with their brains from those whose labor was more manual. If you are a knowledge worker, it makes sense to…
November 9, 2022
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Casey’s eTip: Break Free of the Runaround Dilemma

Take a look at the words in the image below that Stephen Covey, Ph.D., wrote years ago. They may be true for you today. Awareness and courage will help you with this week's Casey's eTip: Break Free of the Runaround Dilemma. I beg, plead, urge and exhort you to do…
October 26, 2022
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Casey’s eTip: Do a 5-Minute Project Plan

Breaking down a project into its component parts can be intimidating. Here's a way to overcome the mental block that say "I don't have time!" with Casey's eTip: Do a 5-Minute Project Plan. When you get a new assignment, project or idea you want to implement, take FIVE MINUTES that…
October 19, 2022
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Casey’s eTip: Treat Others Tenderly

In centuries past in the Western World, people wore black for up to a year after someone close died. While widow's weeds and armbands could at times be restrictive, they played a social function: they alerted others to the loss so they could be extra gentle. All around you are…
October 5, 2022
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Casey’s eTip: Look for Ways to Delegate at Home

You don't need an administrative assistant or a team of direct-reports in order to delegate. Help at home, for example, makes your (paid) work life less stressful. Follow this week's Casey's eTip: Look for Ways to Delegate at Home. Your home delegation options may include carpooling, hiring others (e.g., lawncare…
September 28, 2022
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Casey’s eTip: Remember You Can Say No

I firmly believe that if people think they cannot say "no" to others, then they cannot freely say "yes" either. They lack free will. Unless you are enslaved or under threat, it's helpful to follow this week's Casey's eTip: Remember You Can Say No. Our mental health needs are not…
September 21, 2022
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Casey’s eTip: Ask for Deadlines

Whatever your role, however many supervisors you have, you get paid to priortize. To help yourself help others, follow this week's Casey's eTip: Ask for Deadlines. Deadlines help humans prioritize. If someone asks you to do something, ask for deadline specifics, rather than assume they want it done right away.…
September 14, 2022