97 results for tag: productivity


Greatness Matters!

Perfection is elusive. Greatness is inspiring. Don't settle. When you set your sights on greatness you are investing in your team, your customers and your bottom line. This one I have struggled with over the years. My drive to always do better often led to ...
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6 Signs it’s Time to Quit: How to Know When to Move On

Quitters never win. Winners never quit. We've had it drummed into us a thousand times to keep trying, to fail forward, to fail fast, that you really only fail when you quit, and that Thomas Edison never failed—he just found 10,000 ways that didn't work, ...
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If You Want to Find Meaning, Develop Eulogy Virtues

A few years ago, I spent a few days with a friend, John, to help me get perspective on my life and figure out the road ahead. During that time, John shared his story with me and it had a great impact. A number of years prior to our meeting, John had become a ...
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5 Ways to Bring Productivity Out of Chaos

By now, you've no doubt realized a basic fact of life: the only constant in the business world is change, especially as we hurtle full-throttle into the New Millennium. Ironically, most of us prefer things to remain the same. Change forces us to learn and do ...
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Extraverts Must Learn to Be More Introverted

The online business world was created by introverts for introverts. To be successful extraverts must learn the new rules. Online, it's the extraverts--with their clingy need to be around other people and insecure craving for attention--who are the real ...
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Finding Your Fountain of Inspiration

This summer I made a really great career move: I got out of town. In fact, I went really far... all the way to Alaska. Why was this a great career move, you ask? I think so because the day I came back to my office I was in a meeting with my management team to ...
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Spotting Job Productivity Killers

Whenever you feel really frustrated by something that you’re spending your time on, it is just dragging down your productivity and it is a very inefficient type of process, you’ve got to say to yourself "Ain't nobody got time for that." I was ...
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The Triumph of Substance Over Style: 5 Ways to Prove Your Worth

Perception creates reality in most people's minds, but this tendency can lead you astray. You set the tone for your team, so make a commitment to putting substance over style. Refuse to lock your team into rigid ways of thinking and doing, in which the ...
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Compiling the Team To-Do Lists: How Far Ahead Can You Actually Plan?

In recent years, it's become almost impossible to do the long-term planning corporations were once famous for. Oh, you can do it, but the business world moves so fast and changes so rapidly, a traditional three- or five-year plan can derail within months....
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How to Crank Up Workplace Creativity

In the not too distant past, one good idea could catapult an organization to long-term success. Companies were able to leverage a new product or service to their advantage for several years, and creative output was tasked to a select few employees. But ...
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5 Ways to Serenity: How to Dial Down Work Stress and Boost Your Performance

Despite the many arguments to the contrary, stress isn't necessarily bad for you. A little stress forces you to get off your duff and try to improve your life. Every good thing that humans have accomplished—from starting fires, to figuring out how to break ...
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9 Reasons That Open-Space Offices are Insanely Stupid

It's time to stop the insanity. Here's why open-plan offices are a complete failure, and why you'll benefit from getting rid of them. Open-plan offices (large open spaces, shared work areas, and few private offices) are all the rage. In fact, approx...
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