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Natalya Sabga

Natalya Sabga

Natalya Sabga is a project management professional and operational efficiency expert turned author, consultant and executive education advisor. Fascinated by the study of human behavior, she has parlayed this into a successful writing career. Ms. Sabga is also the author of "From Secretary to CEO: A Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder Without Losing Your Identity" (2010). She is also the President of DNterprises, LLC - a firm specializing in project needs' analysis, and project management from implementation to operation. Ms. Sabga is currently working on her next non-fiction narrative, "A PMP's Guide to Project Managing Your Life," and authoring the blog 'ASK N'.
How Workshifting Can Redefine the Trajectory of Success

In a recent article by Arianna Huffington reflecting on Hillary Clinton’s career trajectory and professional profile, the focus quickly shifts from Hillary to everyone. Succinctly put, Huffington examines the current standards on which professional success is based: lack of sleep, overwork and burnout – symptoms any highly driven and dedicated person can attest to. Like […]

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10 Qualities

Because I am not a fully independent workshifter (I report in to a “Corporate Office” as a contract employee), I mingle with 100 percent traditional workers who do not share the same privileges I do. And, as much as I enjoy and cherish my workshifting freedoms, I often feel latent pressure to explain and justify […]

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FOMO

Nowadays, just about all of us are on one social network (or many), and experts are beginning to examine a psychological phenomenon tied to social networking called the “fear of missing out” (FOMO). When you’re checking Facebook 15 times a day for fear that missing the social interactions of others will somehow impact your own […]

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Commitment

As a project manager, I am all too familiar with commitments. There can be no failure to plan and certainly no failure to launch – and everything in between requires relentless commitment to make success happen. Whether you are trying to meet a writing deadline, create a marketing ad quickly or manage a large-scale implementation […]

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Is Busy the New Relaxed?

Posted by on 9 July 2012 2

  The New York Times online blog Opinionator recently published an article entitled “The Busy Trap,” which underscored how so many of us perceive our lives and work as “crazy busy,” noting that this truism may, in fact, not be entirely true unless we are actually emergency room doctors or bus commuters with 3 part-time […]

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A Workshifting Wake-Up Call

Posted by on 29 June 2012 3

I was recently offered a full-time position with a growing start-up company. The job would highlight my client relationship and project management skills perfectly while allowing me to slide back into a fully functional corporate role, similar to what I have held in the past. Exciting and flattering? Yes! A good fit? No. Why? Well, […]

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Traditional descriptions of leaders and managers imply that any who hold these titles simultaneously hold the reigns of his or her team tightly and tactically. Enter the age of technology and workshifting. Can a workshifter lead and manage equally as well? The easy answer is yes, as long as your organization has adopted and embraced […]

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I’ve been dipping my toes into the workshifting pool since 2009. It’s been an ideal set of circumstances for an introvert like me, as I work in a quiet space where I can control my daily dosage of interruption and interaction. Ideal, that is, until too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing. […]

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Have you been workshifting for a good while now? Is your routine running as smoothly as a solar-powered greenhouse on a sunny day? Are your colleagues/clients fully on board with your working off-site or from a home office? Do you maintain your momentum and reach your goals every single day? If you answered yes to […]

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RIP 9 to 5

Posted by on 21 February 2012 3

USA Today recently reported on its top 2012 business trends. To my great surprise and overwhelming joy, the “death of the 9 to 5″ was a prominent item on the list. Cited for obvious reasons – the proliferation of mobile devices, laptops and wireless connectivity – which a mainstream audience could comprehend, the report failed […]

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