Author Archives: staceyellison

Teaching people to be better humans

Emotional intelligence is the capacity to be understand, control, and express emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships prudently and empathetically.  There are five components of emotional intelligence:  Self awareness:  capacity to understand one’s emotions, strengths, and weaknesses. Self regulation:  ability … Continue reading

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Let me check my schedule

This morning I opened a seemingly innocuous email (no, it wasn’t from you- I promise), which asked several favors of me and requested, “let me know what your schedule looks like this week.” My immediate (I haven’t sent it) response:  … Continue reading

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Delegation is Not a Dirty Word

Delegation:  An act that gives you the comforting illusion something is being taken care of, until you have time to deal with it yourself. OUCH! Delegation really can work, if you work with it. Before delegating a task or project … Continue reading

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About Mark Twain and Frogs

Mark Twain has been oft-quoted as saying, “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day.” Building off this idea, author Brian Tracy of “Eat That Frog” suggests … Continue reading

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Create a story of which you will be proud

My intent today was not to sit down and pen some deeply philosophical piece of designing a well-lived life, or any such.  Frankly, I was just going to talk more about how to cram more into your day (which I … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Matrix

Attend any training on time management and you are sure to see the matrix. You might not know what it was called, you almost certainly remain confused, but you’ve seen it.  It looks like: This design was originally known as … Continue reading

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80% of What You Do Doesn’t Matter

I can stay busy all day. I really have mastered the art of extending my email, finding busy work for myself, and “networking” to fill time. I can do it.  But I don’t.  Because of the Pareto Principle. The Pareto … Continue reading

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