If you have listened to any of my H.O.W. workshops, read anything that I’ve written, or watched my Instagram Live Takeovers for FabFitFun, you know how much I absolutely love Todoist. This digital to-do list tool is critical to how I find time, and I truly believe it’s the best…


Are we really still having this conversation?

Sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild wrote the landmark book The Second Shift in 1989, outlining the findings of her landmark study of two-career parents. Overwhelmingly, she found that the working mother worked “the second shift” and engaged in housework after a full day out of the home. In fact, 80% of…


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For months, I’ve been writing that the future of work is flexible. A flurry of recent news articles and company press releases is solidifying this prognostication. Companies are starting to bring people back into the office, but many have determined that a hybrid approach will be necessary for recruitment and…


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Given my proclivity for productivity, people are often surprised to learn that I am a huge proponent of zoning out. Napping, sitting and clearing my thoughts, looking through photos, not to mention a round or 4 of Candy Crush, and I’m recharged enough to get back to conquering the world…


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The other day I came across an article in the Harvard Business Review entitled “If Strategy Is So Important, Why Don’t We Make Time for It?” Lured by the implied promise of a robust dissection of strategy and time, I dove in to the content. After a few sentences, I…


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I’ve been blessed to have several mentors throughout my life. Both men and women have provided me with sage counsel, words of wisdom, and questions to ponder as I advanced in my career and leadership practice. I’ve also dedicated tremendous amounts of time to mentoring others. …


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Networking. Depending on your intestinal fortitude, that word will either strike fear or spark joy. Regardless of your feeling, this critical activity has moved beyond cocktail parties full of strange people with whom you feel forced to mingle and into a square on your computer screen. …


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Last week was hellish. I won’t enumerate all the reasons why, but they crossed personal, professional, pedagogical, and Peloton boundaries. Quite simply, I’m exhausted. I know I’m not alone in feeling this way; I know that it will pass and that I’m incredibly privileged to have the luxury of complaining…


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As leadership theory has evolved, there is a commonality that has continued over time: virtually every theory has characteristics that are task-oriented and those that are relationship-oriented. Although the specific language changes with each theory, the dichotomy still exists. …


Recognizing the importance of professional development is a great first step, but then what? I’ve found that having the following key documents, and using them in an organized and thoughtful manner, provide a solid foundation for professional development that not only develops employees but advances the goals of the organization…

Carrie Collins

A Highly Organized Woman who can teach you H.O.W. to show busy who’s boss. www.HOWHighlyOrganized.com

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