Crisis Times Call for Special Skills – This Helps When It’s Not YOUR Crisis

Crisis times are, by definition, unexpected. They introduce urgency into your life and throw things into turmoil. Initially and inevitably, you feel out of control in a crisis. But the reality is that crises are always about some kind of a change. And we do have choices about how we respond. Not all change is a…

Finding Time When Someone Else’s Crisis Calls

Change is a fact of life. Sometimes it is predictable, and sometimes it comes unexpectedly and you need to “drop everything” in order to deal with it. There’s another category of change that we haven’t discussed yet.  That’s the change that is introduced to your life through someone else’s crisis. Someone else’s crisis can appear in…

Finding Time by Managing Predictable Change

Predictable change is very different from unexpected change. Both present challenges. And both require different time and energy management skills. As they say about our climate here in New England, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait – it’s sure to change!”  That concept, applied more generally, can be a very helpful tip for…