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Alison Jones

Alison is a senior consultant with a master’s degree in organizational/industrial psychology and a certification in change management and coaching. She enjoys reading, fitness, travel, and the beach.

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In a previous article, I talked about the Japanese concept of ikigai, or “reason for being.” To achieve full ikigai, your passion and purpose in life must align. When this happens, your life is lived with joy. But what about when the opposite happens – when your life is out of balance and you are...

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Some people claim that they are excellent multi-taskers. I’m not one of them. I believe multi-tasking is a flawed concept, and is more often an excuse for not devoting proper attention to any one thing. The results of tasks that have been completed while multi-tasking are generally poor. There’s a...

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My earliest memory of the home office comes from The Brady Bunch. Those of us old enough to remember this show (to be clear, I am barely old enough) will recall Mike Brady’s workspace nestled into a corner of the family’s den. A swing-arm lamp hovered over his drafting table, complete with...

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 When people hear that I telework from home, they often say, “I could never do that. I’d be so distracted by all the stuff I could be doing around the house.” Yes, there are distractions in the home office, just as there are in any office. My version of the overly chatty and disruptive cubicle-mate...

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The other day, a colleague floated me an article about the Japanese concept of ikigai, which essentially translates into your “reason for being.” To achieve full ikigai, four parts of your life must align: your passion, your mission, your profession, and your vocation. When this happens, your life...

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