Productivity Reminders…


In knowledge world, productivity is hard to quantify. If you try to adopt old “command and control” style of management to drive knowledge workers, they get even less productive. Understand that knowledge workers cannot always be productive between 9 to 5. They have their creative zones and routines when they are most productive. Equate productivity, not with how much work is done, but how well. … For Managers.

The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! Janna Rust presents Procrastination and Productivity posted at Purposeful Leadership , saying, "What are you procrastinating with right now?

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5 Productivity Pitfalls Learned From Marathon Training

Ron Edmondson

Here are 5 Productivity Pitfalls Learned From Marathon Training: Prior to my 40th birthday I decided I wanted to run a full marathon. It took me nearly seven hours to finish – that was more than three hours longer than my fastest race – a productivity loss of more than 40 percent.

How to Double Your Productivity

Ron Edmondson

How do you double your chance of being productive? What tips do you have for being more productive? One Secret to Having a More Productive Week. I’m reading Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success by Kerry Patterson, Al Switzler, Ron McMillan and Joseph Grenny.

LeadershipNow 140: September 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from September 2011 that you might have missed: @stevefarber: Want to solve the leadership crisis? TheAtlantic: What's your productivity secret?

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How Will You Use the Most Productive Week of the Year

Kevin Eikenberry

As I travel around the world all year long, leaders and achievers — people just like you — tell me the same things over and over. “I’m I’m so busy, my plate is so full.” “I I can’t seem to get anything done.” There is too much email and too many interruptions.” If you have said, thought, [.]. Achievement Leadership Learning

Exercise your way to productivity

Chartered Management Institute

It's a very rare day when I return from my ride feeling more sluggish than when I left, with such increases in general energy resulting in more productive time as the brain is jolted into life by the physical exertions. I like to keep active and regularly ride a few hundred km on my bike each week.

Purpose-Driven Productivity

Lead Change Blog

Best of Blogs Series Attitude intentions perspective productive productivity purposeA LeadChange “Best of Blogs&# post, originally shared on A woman and her small boy are walking down a cobblestone path in the sweltering summer sun. As they round the bend, they come upon three men on their knees, … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

A Christmas Newsletter from the Edmondson Family 2011

Ron Edmondson

Nate did the music and production for a Christmas album this year. Merry Christmas! It has been a great year for the Edmondson’s. We spent our first full year in our downtown condo. We love it.

Be More Productive Now: Mindful Strategies for Increasing Performance

Strategy Driven

Within the context of business, mindfulness offers simple – but extremely effective – ways for leaders and their teams to increase productivity. Start Daily Mindfulness Training: By increasing serotonin production, daily mindfulness training is a proven way to balance the dopamine kick provided by short-term tasks, as well as to ultimately overcome action addiction. Franklin Covey, “FranklinCovey Global Time Matrix™ Survey,” 2011.

10 Steps to Productive Meetings

N2Growth Blog

I have consistently found the most productive people call very few meetings, and likewise they rarely attend meetings where their presence isn’t absolutely necessary. The simple truth of the matter is that most meetings are not productive – they kill productivity.

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Five misconceptions about productivity

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article co-authored by Vikram Malhotra and James Manyika for The McKinsey Quarterly website (March 2011), published by McKinsey & Company. To check out all the free resources and sign up for email alerts, please click here. * * * As the US economy begins to recover, addressing some of the myths on [.].

Product leadership

Lead on Purpose

The position of Product Manager is the single most important individual contributor role at any technology (product-focused) company. The reason I make such a bold statement is this: If the product manager succeeds, the product succeeds. If the product team succeeds, the product line(s) will make money and the company will succeed. The key to success is product leadership. Without leadership, products churn, wring out money and waste a lot time.

LeadershipNow 140: May 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from May 2011: @Jim_Kouzes: If you want to be more creative, think outside of yourself. robin_sharma: 17 Tips to Double Your Productivity in 14 Days.

A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond New year brings with it new predictions, agendas, resolutions and trends. One thing that remains constant (and has remained constant) is “Excellence” – which is at the core of the success of any organization, product, service or an individual. Quality is often defined as “degree of excellence”, extent to which organizations, people and products reach their potential. Have a quality wrapped 2011.

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LeadershipNow 140: March 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from March 2011: To lead by example is difficult when you're a follower of fear. Jack Myers Curated List of Recommended TED Talks from TED 2011. ronkarr: Ten Things that Make Me More Productive from @wallybock.

3 habits to a more productive year

Jason Womack

Have you ever noticed your productivity actually goes up the fewer times you’re interrupted during the day? If that is the case, here are three habits to practice to have a more productive year: 1. Sure, at one time (in university, especially) it was very important to be able to work by ourselves, and demonstrate our capacity for productivity. Do you start each day with a plan for action? Most people do.

How To Start Fresh In 2011. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 How To Start Fresh In 2011. We begin to hate ourselves and think we ‘lost our chance’ to change in 2011.

Why Airplanes are a Productivity Haven For Me

Kevin Eikenberry

Commercial flights are (increasingly) full, they are loud – both the ambient noise of the plane and the people on them, they are stuffy, you can’t get any food for free. I could go on (and you likely are in your head anyway, so there is no need for me to). If all of this [.]. Achievement Leadership Learning Personal Development reading sleep thinking

4 Ways to Promote Productivity

Lead Change Blog

Below are some of the aspects that demonstrate how good leadership can promote productivity in the organization: Goals. A motivated employee is a very productive employee, and this inclusion is one of the ways to boost their morale. According to an article in the Journal of Neuroscience 2011 Edition, a cluttered environment is a significant barrier to productivity and working memory. Embrace the present and always strive for better work environment and productivity.

LeadershipNow 140: November 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from November 2011 that you might have missed: @LollyDaskal: Reflections! Bill_George: Research finds that helping employees start their day in good moods improves quality and productivity.

New insight into the productivity of early and late risers

Chartered Management Institute

The old adage was that if you go to bed early and rise early that this is the recipe for success. In our age of flexible working however it seems inconceivable to force people to work to a rigid doctrine of when work is expected of them. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Product Management - Part 1: Managing Expectations using a Business Plan

Sidd Gavirneni

I have been having conversations with product managers from various companies - big and small - and most of them find it a challenge to balance everything they need to do. In this series of blogs about product management, I would like to bring out some topics that every product manager knows about, but might not actively think about. And these topics might help you focus on some of the critical areas of product management.

Keeping It Simple

N2Growth Blog

Rather simplification makes for a more productive and efficient effort that is often more savvy than other more complex alternatives. Another benefit of simplicity is that it serves as a key driver of focus, which enables greater efficiency, productivity, and better overall performance.

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - A Look Ahead at 2011

Maximizing Possibility

 Today I would like to shift gears and take a look ahead at what the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogging community sees in store for us in 2011.  Below is a great collection of posts containing predictions, resolutions, trends, and thoughts for 2011.

How music at work impacts productivity

Chartered Management Institute

The issue of whether to allow music at work is often a divisive one. Last year Ellis Rich, chairman of PRS for Music, suggested that music might have a role to play when it comes to things like staff motivation and customer retention. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

The productivity imperative

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Peter Bisson, Elizabeth Stephenson, and S. Patrick Viguerie for The McKinsey Quarterly. To read the complete article, check out other resources, and obtain information about a free online subscription, please click here. * * * To sustain wealth creation, developed nations must find ways to boost [.].

The Most Efficient Product Enhancement Strategy Ever Devised

Terry Starbucker

It’s quite an efficient way to enhance your product – any product. For the cost of a phone call (or just a few extra seconds after a face-to-face transaction), you can make the product you sell more valuable. “Thank you for your business – we really appreciate it&#. That is a very valuable string of words. That is, if you say them to your customers. How do I know they are valuable? I did a little experiment at my company a few years ago.

Everyone is a product manager

Lead on Purpose

Yes, that’s right, as I see it everyone is a product manager. I know some of you who hold the title of “Product Manager&# might cringe at the thought of me calling everyone a product manager. You have spent years learning, working and driving to become market experts, and have accumulated significant experience releasing products and solutions. So why do I assert that everyone is a product manager? Products that churn in “development” cannot take off.

Employee Productivity Improvement Project ROI Calculation.

Strategy Driven

Loss of productivity costs resulting from acts of incivility and poor managerial behavior are staggering and yet goes largely unrecognized. Using the StrategyDriven Value of Employee Productivity nomograph and method outlined here, organization leaders can gain a better appreciation for the direct monetary value associated with a change in employee productivity and begin to better value their diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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Five Ways to Increase Your Productivity

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Heidi Grant Halvorson, first featured by HRM Today and then by her personal blog, The Science of Success. To read the complete article and check out all the other resources, please click here. * * * You just have too much on you plate. Chances are, [.].

How much more productive could you be if you worked from home?

Chartered Management Institute

They used a case study from IBM whereby flexible working saw employees produce an extra 19 hours of productive work. I was reading Future Work by Alison Maitland and Peter Thomson last night. Now suffice to say they don't expand on how that figure was achieved, but I thought I'd have a stab myself. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Leadership and Time

N2Growth Blog

Some people use only a portion of a full day, while others leverage the entire day, and those who are most productive leverage multiples of a day…Multiples of a day you ask? By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Rise of Lonely American Employees Undermines Productivity

Michael Lee Stallard

The second free resource is the Leader to Leader Journal article entitled “ To Boost Productivity, Connect with the Core &# (it has great stories about Admiral Vern Clark, chief of the U.S. Several facts recently caught my attention. In 1940, 7.7 percent of Americans lived in one-person households. By 2000, that number more than tripled to 25.8 percent. (In In Manhattan, 48 percent of all households were one-person households in 2000.).

How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home.

Rich Gee Group

I live in Connecticut. Over the past 24 hours, we received another two feet of snow (I was out shoveling the walk this morning). The highways are closed and most (if not all) people can’t get to work. So many of us will be working at home today

Four Keys to Managing Social Media Use at Work

Kevin Eikenberry

Leadership Learning productivity social mediaGeorge tries not to let it bother him, but when he walks by Sarah’s desk, and sees her Facebook account open he wonders, “Why isn’t she doing her job?” Susan sees half of her team seemingly always on their cell phone —not talking on the phone, but sending text messages, and she wonders if all [.].

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How Does the Relevancy of your work, affect Productivity?

Create Learning

The Relevance Enneagram is a tool that will uncover and focus the organization’s, team’s, staff’s and your values to increase productivity and people who love the work they do. Your work and life are consistently driven by goals. What you find relevant about those goals you do more of.

December Management Journey Carnival

Management is a Journey

Welcome to the December 2011 edition of the Management Journey Blog Carnival. Management Blog Carnival Business Trends communication leadership organizational productivity performance management strategic thinkingTopics for this month’s Carnival include communication, innovation, lean management, leadership, emotional intelligence, employee engagement, self-management, entrepreneurship, and other related topics.

One Secret to Having a More Productive Week

Ron Edmondson

Here’s a secret to having a more productive week: Spend 30 minutes Sunday afternoon or evening, or even early Monday morning, planning your week.