Flip’s Tips

Welcome to Flip’s Tips! This is a series of tips derived from my book, Balanced Effectiveness At Work: How to Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labor without Driving Yourself Nuts. 

In this series, I outline a potential workplace problem or description of a situation, a way to look inside and ask questions of yourself (your frank self-assessment), and my suggestions about how to initiate a change process in this area (Flip’s Tips).

The next time you’re bummed out about your past, current, or future situation, there is a powerful tool that can show you where the answers reside—and I’m sure you have one in your office or home. It’s called a mirror! How we view ourselves and......

Fear, and its smaller sibling—anxiety—can serve a useful purpose in our lives, but only in a very narrow way, and under specific circumstances. Most of what we hold as anxiety about the workplace falls under the old-fashioned category of “neurotic”: it’s not really significant enough......

While there is a premium placed on task management in virtually all workplace settings, we cannot achieve optimal results without effective relationships across the organization. Knowing when, where, and how to shift our energies on this continuum can be a valuable component to our success.......