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Joelle is a columnist for Inc. magazine. Her articles appear regularly in her column, “Behind the Desk.”

How To Simplify, Simply: Cut Your Number Of Decisions

I remember one time I read a book called Simplify your Life, I almost laughed out loud - who knew “simplifying” could be so complex! Nevertheless, over time I developed my own (hopefully simpler) ways to simplify your life. I’ll share one of them today: look for repeatable patterns. Read More

Organize Your Life: How To Do Less And Have More Time

Many of us try to keep ourselves organized by creating an action plan or a to-do list. At the beginning of the day, you write down everything that you have to do, and then you spend your day ticking items off the list. Read More

3 Questions To Ask Yourself To Get The Promotion You Want

When it comes to getting your next promotion, would you step back and wait for it to be served on a silver platter, or are you the person to take ownership yourself and ask for it? You can be in control of getting exactly what you want, you can redefine success so that it captures all of the benefits that are important to you, including a promotion, or maybe more money, more respect, more control. Read More

How To Avoid Burnout This Summer: Know Your 3 Zones

In order to be your best - hitting your targets, meeting your goals, creating the vision you want for your life - you need to be able to stretch yourself just enough so that you are moving forward with enthusiasm and momentum. As always, though, balance is key: Too much stretch and you might stress yourself out, too little stretch and you might not be challenging yourself enough. Read More

Break Through the Bias: Raising Awareness of Gender Bias in your Organization

With the #MeToo movement sweeping the nation, women are exposing a daily reality that until now has been either hidden or ignored: Women are affected by bias at every level of an organization. They may not always recognize it, address it or respond to Read More

The Key To Purposeful Networking

I recently attended the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 10th Annual Women of Influence event – an evening I was excited about and pleased to be a part of. When one of my clients asked me where I was going that evening, I heard myself saying I Read More

The Executive Comeback: How to Put Back the Shine In Your Star

A client of mine and I recently had a long talk about how scary it can be when, for some reason, you’re losing favor at work – or, as she put it, “when the shine is off your star.” We thought of several situations where we’d seen it happen. Read More