97 results for tag: productivity


5 Ways to Tap into the Psychological State of Flow: How to Get into the Zone and Stay There

Have you ever gotten into a project so deeply and focused on it so intently, that you looked up to discover several hours had passed? You accomplished a great deal, and the time seemed to fairly fly by. We even have sayings about this phenomenon: "Time flies ...
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On the Ragged Edge of Exhaustion: How to Keep Going When You Can’t Take Time Off

I don’t think I've ever met a single person, no matter how much they loved their job, who didn't look forward to vacation time. It's an ideal way to rejuvenate yourself physically, emotionally, and mentally, and to recharge your creative energies so you're ...
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Information Overload: Why Brevity is Becoming a Business Basic

Brevity is emerging as an essential new business basic. In the fast-paced, multi-tasking, attention-deficit workplaces we find ourselves, getting to the point quickly matters more than ever. If you're long winded, you'll lose people's attention and get lost ...
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Why You’re Having a Hard Time With Your Millennial Employees – and What to Do About It

All three of my kids, their friends, and my daughters' spouses are Millennials (roughly those people born between 1981 and 1996). A great many of the employees in our client companies are Millennials. These young employees now make up 35 percent of the US ...
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Tune Up Your Efficiency Engine: The Big Five Health Factors for Leaders

Good health doesn’t automatically produce productivity for leaders, but it prepares you for it. You can’t do your best work when you feel bad. You’ve noticed how sluggishly your brain works after a poor night’s sleep or a missed meal, how distracting ...
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The Workplace Makeover: Revitalizing Your Team From Within

Who bears the responsibility for team productivity? Those with an employee’s mindset—for whom work is just a way of getting a paycheck and paying the bills—might point the finger at their leadership. True, the managers and supervisors who direct our ...
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Eliminating the Major Time-Wasters in Your Day

There's nothing more precious than time. There's no place to go for a time refill. In this four-minute audio Laura "The Productivity Pro" Stack talks about the six biggest time wasters that we inflict on ourselves. Click here to go to the audio &...
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Streamline Communications and Take Control of Your Time

Last month I encouraged you to listen to the recording of internationally acclaimed efficiency thought leader Bill Jensen's Master Class titled Work Smarter, Not Harder. So many of you did so and many messaged me expressing how helpful the program was for you ...
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Here’s a Tip That Will Save You Hours a Day

Okay, do you see that egg? The one in the vice? That's you. Yes, you! You're the egg clamped in the pliers. One side of the pliers represents you working smarter and not making things harder for yourself. The other side represents your team and the ...
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Work Smarter, Not Harder! New Ideas, A New Lens

All critical issues — Engagement, Leadership Development, Change, the Future of Work, and lots more — have one thing in common: NOBODY has enough time or attention! Everybody is overloaded... and that’s not going to go away. Actually, it’s going to ...
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Failing Forward – How to Make Failure a Positive Opportunity

"You’re right. You get an A." Sweet words. We are trained from a young age to seek the approval and positive rewards of being right. The result of this conditioning is that most of us consciously and subconsciously avoid failure more than seek success. Yet ...
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Leader as Visionary: 4 Ways to Bring Your Vision to Life

Clear communication is important in all directions, upward and laterally as well as downward. You’ll have to learn to argue effectively and productively with others at or above your responsibility level—because no matter how good-natured people are, if ...
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