March 29th, 2014

Wildly Productive Mornings

What's your morning energy quotient? Do you hit the ground running or rev up around ten -- after plenty of coffee? If we have, say, approximately 25,000 mornings in our adult life, then learning to make the most of first hours -- so we can make the most of each day --  is not only important...

via Bill Peel
February 28th, 2014

Conference Call Survival Strategies

If you, like many, have a strong aversion to conference calls, gird your loins. They're not going away. Sue Shellenbargar sites research in a recent WSJ article that the number of conference calls in the U.S. is expected to grow 9.6% a year through 2017. Ugh!  Though conference-call ...

October 19th, 2013

How to Know if You Are Doing a Good Job

Last Friday I spent a couple of hours thinking about my job instead of actually doing it. I mulled over all that is going on, what I’ve been accomplishing, where my time is being spent, what my priorities are, and so on. I guess you could say I was...

May 12th, 2013

#1 Key to Team Effectiveness

What critical factor is the single strongest predictor of group effectiveness? It isn’t having stable team membership and the right number of people; nor having strong leadership with a vision that is clear, challenging, and meaningful; nor having well-defined roles and responsibilities. It...

Channel(s): Leadership: Workplace
via LinkedIn
April 12th, 2013

Want to Be More Productive Personally?

Time matters. That’s why sometimes you need to schedule nothing. While this sounds counter-productive, Jeff Weiner, CEO at LinkedIn, says it is crucial to schedule time to think, reflect, synthesize information, and just take a breath! It is the best way (even the ONLY way) to do your job...

March 22nd, 2013

Creating an Annual Time Block

Do less important things sabotage time for things that matter most to you? Michael Hyatt has created a template in Excel that will help you live out your priorities by planning well in advance. If you don’t, he warns, you'll end up living out someone else's priorities. How do you prioritize...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
March 3rd, 2013

How to Do Less and Influence More

Jeff Shinabarger is creative director for the Catalyst conference, He shares five benefits of focusing your time and energy on doing less.

March 2nd, 2013

How to Train Your Brain to Multitask Effectively

Are distractions constantly interrupting your focus at work? Nadia Goodman via Entrepreneur Online describes how you can multitask effectively, amid distractions, and increase your productivity.

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
February 26th, 2013

Write E-mails That People Won't Ignore

If your inbox is like most people’s today, important emails sit there waiting in line with a host of news feeds, spams, and forwarded jokes, and other occasionally important bits of communication. The same is true for those critical emails that you send to your boss, direct reports, and...

February 16th, 2013

Do You Have a Not To-Do List?

Struggling with a long to-do list? You're not alone. Michael Hyatt recommends creating a “Not To-Do List” to improve your productivity.  What is on your “Not To-Do List”?