Twofer Tuesday: Laying Foundations + Meeting Like You Mean It

Every week in our Tools for the Time-Crunch Manager LinkedIn group the group shares some insights, ideas and links all designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day realities of your workday. Here are two that I shared…

Are you focused on your résumé or your eulogy?

David Brooks is a NY Times columnist, and I really enjoyed this TED talk from him. He points to the tensions inherent in building a résumé (short term success) and those in laying the foundations for a eulogy (connection and community).

Read: Should you live for your résumé … or your eulogy?

Here’s how to up your virtual meeting game

Ever have the sneaking suspicion that people are checking their emails when you’re running a virtual meeting? Because, let’s face it, that’s what you do when you’re stuck in conference call Hell…

There’s a new book out by a colleague and friend of mine, Wayne Turmel. I first met Wayne through the “angry middle manager” podcast series, and I like how he’s got a solid grip on the frustrations of that role.

His book is called “Meet Like You Mean It” and it’s a very practical, gritty guide to using technology in way that keeps people engaged and active, rather than just wishing they were somewhere else.

I’ve read it, and I’d suggest you should only consider buying it if you’re prepared to actually change the way you run your virtual meetings.

Check out: Meet Like You Mean It: A Leader’s Guide to Painless and Productive… on


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