Author: Leanmail

Working according to JIT (Just In Time)

More than anything else, perfectionist and self-critical attitudes about ourselves are what kills our productivity.  These attitudes are most often revealed in the form of procrastination, but procrastination is not the demon; it is the messenger. Neil Fiore, in his book, The Now Habit, defines procrastination as: A mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated…

Stress I

I call this entry “Stress I”  because it will be the first in a series.  Stress is such an important topic in just about everybody’s lives that it makes sense to revisit it often. I read and listened to many people’s opinions about the need for stress as motivation. But can someone tell me of an…

Create Choices Not Barriers

All this talk about prohibiting internal e-mail in companies is getting to me.  I don’t think it’s a crazy idea – but almost.  Actually, it wouldn’t be such a crazy idea if that was the only way out of this mess, but it isn’t, and therefore such draconian measures are immature; immature in the true…

Software is not the solution for Unified Communications (UC) and Collaboration, but it is an important element. The solution is to make sure that the ends justify the means.

Our demands for accessible, collaborative and engaging experiences are at an all-time high.  so whether you decide to employ Microsoft Lync, Avaya, IBM, SAP, Oracle, Adobe, Google, Siemens, Mitel, ShoreTel, Aastra, NEC Alteva, Ringio, Smoothstone, CallTower, Cypress Communications, Interactive Intelligence, Zeacom, Esnatech, PanTerra Networks, eZuce,, Shared Technologies, Fonality – and other solutions built around either…

iMistress

I met her at the airport. The connection was riveting. I had never felt anything like it. Sleek, sophisticated, elegant.  She totally blew me away.  I had heard about others who had fallen into this same trap but I had always scoffed it off as having a lack of discipline.  “You’ll be back before you…