Is There Good Stress?

Is There Good Stress? by Michael Hoffman I just read another article where the author, backed up by degrees in psychology, explained that stress can be a good thing and that we shouldn’t — well, get stressed by stress. I think that the main message of transforming stress into positive energy is excellent.   Agreed.   But here’s […]

You Have Been Suspended As Of Today’s Date

You Have Been Suspended As Of Today’s Date by Michael Hoffman   Imagine receiving an email from the board of directors or from your boss, telling you that you have been suspended and that the suspension is likely to take weeks before the investigation (investigation!?) has been completed. This happened to a client of mine, who, […]

Stop planning 60-minute meetings

Stop planning 60-minute meetings by Michael Hoffman If it isn’t obvious yet, 60-minute meetings are not very practical. The problem is that we can’t go from one 60-minute meeting to another without a break to enter notes and physically get to the other meeting.  (Much better to do right after the meeting than hours or even days […]

How to write Next Actions that create impact

How To Write Next Actions That Create Impact by Michael Hoffman Probably the biggest challenge novice LeanMailers face is writing proper Next Actions (NAs) that make an impact on your brain. When your NAs are generic, your brain struggles to remember what the NAs pertained to. The result, then, is an increase in time-spend, not a decrease — without any […]