14 results for tag: Laura Stack


The Future of Productivity is Now: Three Tech Tips for Doing More with Less

What would life be like if the electronics revolution of the past 30 years hadn't happened? Among other things, my mission of teaching you how to achieve "Maximum Results in Minimum Time®" might have drowned in a sea of carbon paper, adding machine tape, fax ...
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7 Cures for Sagging Productivity Blues: The Summer Slump

As the mercury begins to rise, the American worker's thoughts turn fondly to fun in the sun… and you know what that means. Soon, you'll face one of the great banes of business performance: the dreaded summer slump. With upcoming vacations to serve as ...
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Simple Workload Tips Managing Maximum Performance Without Making Work Your Life

Ever since the Millennial generation entered the workforce, we're seen a resurgence in the idea that "work" and "life" represent two distinct things: i.e., that we can excel at our jobs and still have an enjoyable life outside the office. Although I persona...
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Balancing Short-Term Tactics and Long-Term Strategy

Where should leaders spend most of their time: short-term tactics or long-term strategy? This is a balancing act leaders are always struggling with. Laura Stack, America's Productivity Pro, talks about prioritizing these impotent areas in this podcast ...
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Delegating: An Essential Skill of the Productive Executive

How should executives think about delegating as a way of being effective and efficient? Delegation isn't about keeping the things you are better at doing. You probably think you are better at doing a great many things, but to be effective you need to allow ...
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How Can I Think When I’m Stuck in Meetings All Day?

As you move up in leadership, more and more of your work is actually done in meetings. Partnerships are formed; strategies are hammered out. Leaders can be in meetings literally all day. Problem is, that doesn't allow much time for individual thinking time, ...
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Facilitating an Effective Teleconference

Conference calls can be a great way connect team members from around the state, country or world. they're less expensive than having everyone come in for a face-to-face meeting, can take less time and allow teams to communicate more informally and problem-s...
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Doing the Right Things Right: How the Effective Executive Spends Time

As an MBA student, Laura Stack was inspired by Peter Drucker’s classic 1969 book The Effective Executive... but a lot has changed since it was written. While Drucker’s advice on what to do remains brilliant, he didn’t give much detail on the how. In ...
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Answers: Over 50, Sales Challenges, Effective Time Management & Teams

Last month, we were happy to kick off the new year with Don Weintraub's hit master class, Must-Haves to Win Today's Job Search Competition. It had huge attendance for the live event, and members are watching the recording every day since we made it availab...
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Assessing Your Productivity Status Within Your Team

Have you evaluated your workplace productivity recently? Most likely the answer is "No." No matter how helpful you believe you are, take the time every once in a while to evaluate. Laura "The Productivity Pro" Stack, a noted expert in employee and team ...
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Engaging Your Team for Strategy Planning and Execution

What's meant by strategic planning has undergone some changes in recent years. Adapting on the fly due to the fast pace of today's business world is the new norm. Three to five year plans don't really work anymore. Agility is the name of the game these days. ...
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Spring Cleaning

Spring is the perfect time to clean up the clutter and dust that accumulates over winter and set yourself up for a productive remainder of the year! Tackle your project with the following three-step formula:  (more…)
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