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Stop In The Middle

July 13, 2021
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There is an interesting story about Ernest Hemingway. They say that whenever he walked away from writing for the day he always stopped in the middle of a sentence. With the stress of that unfinished sentence lingering in his mind, he could not wait to get back to […]

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Measurement Madness

May 4, 2021
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There is a well-known saying that “what gets measured gets managed”.  Depending on your source, it was first said by either physicist Lord kelvin, or Peter Drucker.

It’s generally true. After all, if you plan to run a marathon, you start by finding out what distance […]

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Pandemic Lessons

April 20, 2021
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We’re about a year out from the beginning of the pandemic. Moreover, we see the light at the end of the tunnel when everybody is vaccinated, and life can go back to the pre pandemic times. But now that we have a little bit of perspective, it […]

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Not Another Meeting?!

March 23, 2021
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Are you inundated in meetings. Does your daily schedule consist of going from one Zoom call to another? I regularly ask clients what is on their calendar. Usually, it’s little more than tons of meetings.  There are just a few unclaimed time slots fragmented between them.  That […]

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Do We Really Need to Meet?

March 23, 2021
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Almost everyone I know is inundated in meetings. Is that true of your workday as well? When I ask a client to tell me what is on their calendar, usually, it’s a litany of meetings among unclaimed time slots.

For most founders, start-up leaders and other […]

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Time To Work

February 23, 2021
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When we think about organizations and the teams that comprise them, we typically think in one of two ways. We either consider the specific function of an individual or team, or we think about the management relationships they have.
No time to read? Watch this short video […]

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Don’t Fail Before the Fact

January 20, 2021
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In my last blog post and video, I suggested a novel way of planning for this next year. The basic idea of future-based goals-setting is to cast yourself (in your imagination) out into the future and look back at the year that has passed. This makes […]

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Getting Focused Faster

December 22, 2020
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If you’re interested in productivity, then you’ve probably heard the term context shifting. It is much-used in the workplace productivity universe. Context shifting is the process of shifting your attention from one task to another. It emerged most strongly as applied to the rise in […]

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