August 22nd, 2016

Credit: iStock

Credit: iStock

Each week, I select a few articles that rise above the fray and hopefully help you on your journey in the CRE world. They pull from one of four “corners:” corporate real estate, technology, management science and anything positive. I welcome your comments on these articles and the submissions of others (with credit to you if I post them). I wish you a terrific week!

What to Do When You and Your Boss Aren’t Getting Along
“Even the best office relationships hit a rut, but if it’s your relationship with your boss that’s suffering, work can be especially challenging. Maybe you’ve lost their trust, or you haven’t been seeing eye to eye lately, or maybe you’ve never really gotten along. Whatever the reason, how can you build a connection that’s more than “just OK”? What steps can you take to improve your interactions? And are there times when you have to accept that the relationship may never get better?”

How Can You Optimize Your Computer For Top Productivity?
“We all have ways we like to work. And some are more efficient than others. Over the years, I’ve tinkered and fine-tuned my approach for maximum productivity.

Shave a few seconds here and there on regular tasks, and pretty soon it all adds up to real time. The great thing about our devices is that if we set them up correctly, we can save all that time automatically.”

The Futility of the Workout-Sit Cycle
“It’s fine if you want to sit. Just so it’s an informed decision…”

How to Make Your One-on-Ones with Employees More Productive
“One-on-one meetings with direct reports often feel more hurried and disorganized than they need to be. It’s important to check in regularly with each of your employees, but how can you make the best use of the time? How can you make the meetings more productive and collaborative? What do you need to change as the manager and what do you need to ask your direct report to do differently as well?”

When Parks Were Radical
“A century and a half ago, city dwellers in search of fresh air and rural pastures visited graveyards. It was a bad arrangement. The processions of tombstones interfered with athletic activity, the gloom with carefree frolicking. Nor did mourners relish having to contend with the crowds of pleasure-seekers.”

Your success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!