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How Was Next Year?

January 5, 2022
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Happy New Year!
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Take a minute and imagine that you were an Olympic diver. As preparation for the world championships, part of your training includes regularly visualize that winning dive.

In your mind’s eye, you see and feel yourself walking up the steps […]

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They Won’t Come Back to the Office

December 28, 2021
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One of my clients, Larry (not his real name), is dealing with a post-pandemic dilemma. The company he works for— let’s call it Alpha, Inc.— is a big, multinational infrastructure company.  He’s the head of a substantial engineering portion of the company, and so has […]

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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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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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Jump-Start Productivity With This 30 Second Habit

August 24, 2018
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If you are interested in amping-up your personal and professional productivity, increasing your sense of accomplishment, and sleeping more soundly, then there is one simple, 30 second task you can do everyday that will make a difference.

Make your bed.

Before you start explaining all […]

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No Need for Motivation or Willpower

February 21, 2018
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When we admire people for their productivity, their workout regimen or their figures, we often think that they must either have incredible willpower or tons more discipline than we have.  After all, when we don’t meet our own targets for sales, or diets or organizational growth it […]

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The Myth of the Empty Inbox

September 7, 2016
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Are you organized? Do you think of yourself as being ahead of the curve? Are you efficient? Productive? Whatever your answer to those questions, I suspect that sometime over the decade we have lived in this digital  world, you have felt overwhelmed by a bloated email inbox. In […]

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Some of My Favorite Things: Life Hack Edition

July 27, 2016
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Given how busy most of us are and the ever-increasing demands on our time or attention, we are all hungry for relief. Having some simple, go-to strategies for adding efficiency and effectiveness can sometimes make the difference between feeling a sense of overwhelm and burden or […]

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