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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. Equate productivity, not with how much work is done, but how well.

The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! The fried clams won. I've had readers ask "Why so many? I think so.

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.

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? ” Did you catch that?

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? wallybock.

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My Best Blogs of 2011

In the CEO Afterlife

My fascination isn’t my productivity; rather, it is the source of the idea. So, with the help of WordPress analytics and content judgment, here’s my list of the top ’CEO Afterlife’ blogs of 2011. I began blogging about leadership, strategy, marketing and life last February. ” Self-assessment is never easy.

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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

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. In today’s fast-paced, high-pressure marketplace, leaders are continually looking for ways to improve productivity both for themselves and their teams. But why? Action Addiction. Don’t act.

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.

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. The key to success is product leadership. The opposite is also true.

10 Steps to Productive Meetings

N2Growth Blog

Bad meetings are not only a productivity drain, but they also can cause a decline in morale and a lack of confidence in leadership.

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.

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 [.].

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.

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. Read more @PsyBlog.

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. Sachs Design by @the_folklore.

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. Do you start each day with a plan for action? Most people do. Each day, however, we manage more than just time. Make fewer agreements.

How To Start Fresh In 2011. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

We begin to hate ourselves and think we ‘lost our chance’ to change in 2011. How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home.

LeadershipNow 140: November 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from November 2011 that you might have missed: @LollyDaskal: Reflections! Look In the Mirror. by @TanveerNaseer.

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 [.].

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.

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

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. So why do I assert that everyone is a product manager? Products that churn in “development” cannot take off.

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

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.

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. Bob's blog entries Amazon Elizabeth Stephenson France Telecom’s Orange GDP growth Germany’s T-Systems Kindle OECD countries Peter Bisson Rik Kirkland S.

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

Maximizing Possibility

 Below is a great collection of posts containing predictions, resolutions, trends, and thoughts for 2011. License.  Enjoy!

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&#. How do I know they are valuable?

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. Tweets that mention Employee Productivity Improvement Project ROI Calculation | StrategyDriven -- says: January 26, 2011 at 1:38 am [.] Juliano Howard T. Dickens Jr. Lucas D.

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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.

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. percent. (In

Leadership and Time

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. In today’s blog post I’ll examine the value of time.

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

Communicating product vision

Lead on Purpose

Effective communication is the key to creating great products (and services). One of the best books on creating great products is Inspired: How to Create Products Customers Love by Marty Cagan. He covers pretty much every aspect of product management with compelling stories and examples. The spec needs to tell a story.

Extreme Productivity


Want to improve your productivity 5%! Even 50%! No I'm NOT selling anything for $19.95 and you don't need to make "4 Easy Payments!" 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

Your work and life are consistently driven by goals. What you find relevant about those goals you do more of. We are goal-driven beings.

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.

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 thinkingThis blog carnival presents 21 top posts from thought leaders around the web.