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5 Big Rules For Productive Conference Calls

Let's Grow Leaders

A Quick Rant Against Conference Calls. The next time you have a conference call, try thinking like an entrepreneur. Oh crap. Big Rules.

8 Ways To Improve Your Conference Experience

Joseph Lalonde

O ne of the best ways that I’ve found to experience exponential growth is through attending conferences and workshops. Just like you.

You’re Busy, But Are You Productive?

Let's Grow Leaders

This week, I was interviewed for the terrific post by Kelsey Manning in the Levo League: 11 Differences Between Busy People and Productive People.

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

151: Work Smarter, Not Harder – Productivity Hacks to Get More & Better Work Done in Less Time | with David Burkus

Engaging Leader

Based on interviews with those experts, David has compiled a free ebook called Work Smarter, Not Harder, […] Engaging Leader™ Productivity

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Two Approaches to Building a Software Product

Utpal Writes

The problem most product development organizations run into is that they mystify them. Or if they think that approach #1 is correct for them, they are touched by a recent lean software development conference they attended last week and want to eliminate the waste by trying lean techniques. Approach #1: Offer many solutions.

9 Productivity Tips from People Who Write About Productivity

Harvard Business Review

Our assignments have grown more collaborative, requiring more coordination, conference calls, and meetings. But where do we start? ” 8.

Why Positive Conflict is Productive Communication

Great Results Team Building

Positive conflict is often necessary for teams to grow and achieve “high performing” status, and it can be very productive communication.

How to Get the Most Out of a Conference

Harvard Business Review

Conferences are an overwhelming rush of presentations, conversations, and potential meet-ups, and it can be tough to know where to focus your time.

4 Ways to Make Conference Calls Less Terrible

Harvard Business Review

No one wants to sit on a boring conference call, especially when they have other work to do. Stop striving for inclusiveness. Start using video.

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3 Ways to Get More Done

Dave Bratcher

What I am FINALLY beginning to understand is how much more productive I am with appropriate amounts of rest. Ever feel overloaded?

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Guest Post: Bury My Heart At Conference Room B

Create Learning

Bury My Heart at Conference Room B. Have you read “Bury My Heart at Conference Room B”. I offered to share a guest post my blog.

Time Is Money: Top Tech Tools to Increase Company Productivity

Chart Your Course

The most essential time management technology for increasing your productivity is calendar scheduling software. Calendar Management. Sales.

Win A Ticket To Attend The Techovate Conference, Wexford 21-22 March 2012

Krishna De

I am a speaker at Techovate 2012 and will be presenting on the afternoon of the first day of the conference. Tweet to @KrishnaDe. Good luck!

Win A Ticket To Attend The Techovate Conference, Wexford 21-22 March 2012

Krishna De

I am a speaker at Techovate 2012 and will be presenting on the afternoon of the first day of the conference. Tweet to @KrishnaDe. Good luck!

Introducing the Golden Clock: Is a Flexible Schedule the Key to Productivity?

Steve Farber

And we should all know by now that happy workers tend to be much more productive–a case that I won’t re-litigate here).

Getting to the Heart

Coaching Tip

In a new book, "Get to the Heart," the author delivers specific strategies that will get your stakeholders out of the conference room and into the world of your insights and ideas. There's the product, and there's the emotional benefit we give our target. Business people are just as affected by emotion as consumers. Related articles.

3 Keys For Building Relationships With Those You Lead

Tanveer Naseer

This shift in focus in how conferences are designed reflects the current reality in today’s workplaces.

“I’ll Be Happy When __.”

Marshall Goldsmith

The person spends money on a product or service. 5000 Conference Marshall Goldsmith Marshall Goldsmith Thinkers50 Video BlogLife Is Good.

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The #1 Joy Killer and How to Avoid It

Marshall Goldsmith

It’s hard to be an engaged, productive person at work if you’re not happy. 5000 Conference Marshall GoldsmithDear Followers: I’m excited that my new book Triggers is finally published! Order it now at Amazon! Life Is Good. — Marshall. In my travels, I run across thousands of people all over the world who aren’t happy.

It’s OK If Going to a Conference Doesn’t Feel Like Real Work

Harvard Business Review

When I was just starting my career, going to conferences seemed like a terrific perk. Except, that almost never happened. Further Reading.

Research: Stale Office Air Is Making You Less Productive

Harvard Business Review

How often do you consider the air quality in your office and how it affects employees and their productivity? Given these studies tying air quality to health, we wanted to see whether improved ventilation affects cognitive function, an indicator of worker productivity. Workspaces Health Productivity Digital Article


The Value of Professional Conferences. Also Why Has There Been So Little Innovation?

Curious Cat

In the most recent ASQ Influential Voices post, Julia McIntosh takes a look at the costs and benefits of professionals attending conferences.

How Target Is Taking Sustainable Products Mainstream

Harvard Business Review

For years, the answer to the question “Do people really want to buy more sustainable products?” That seems to be changing.

What People Are Really Doing When They’re on a Conference Call

Harvard Business Review

If you’re reading this while on a conference call — perhaps even in the loo — you’re not alone. It turns out many U.S. in 2013.

ASQ Buffalo Quality Conference 2013 :: Mike is Presenting

Create Learning

ASQ Buffalo 2013 Quality Conference. October 15 Quality Conference. 10/15 – Conference Day. ASQ Buffalo 2013 Quality Conference.

How Leaders Connect to Boost Employee Engagement

Michael Lee Stallard

Jeremie is the author of a great book entitled Leadership is Dead: How Influence is Reviving It. Check it out at this link.

The Tools You Need to Make Every Meeting More Productive

Harvard Business Review

Meetings Productivity Technology Here are the tools you need: Before your meeting. Need a place to meet? Find a longer list of options here.).

Sometimes You Screw Up…Then What?

Dave Bratcher

I hate telling on myself… This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend Jon Acuff’s START Conference. Register here.

Linda Sharkey: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Linda Sharkey is a proven leader with experience in Fortune 10 companies building teams and driving talent development initiatives that support productivity and company growth. She has specific expertise in culture transformation, developing high potential leaders and building proven talent processes that yield better leadership capability.

What Leaders Need To Do To Create A Thriving Organization

Tanveer Naseer

That this is something that only we could do. Guy Kawasaki and Tanveer Naseer – MHLC 2013 3. “It’s

A Vision Flowing out of Love For Your Product or Service – insight from Harvey Weinstein, about the Rise of Netflix

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here’s a business lesson from Harvey Weinstein, with his observation about Netflix (from Aly Weisman, Here’s Why Hollywood Honcho Harvey Weinstein Says Netflix Is ‘Winning‘): “The reason why [Netflix is] winning is they have a vision,” Weinstein said at the Produced By: New York conference on Saturday.

Guest Post: Bury My Heart At Conference Room B

Create Learning

Bury My Heart at Conference Room B. Have you read “Bury My Heart at Conference Room B”. by Stan Slap. It may be big but it’s not easy.

Are You Creating Purpose Through Your Leadership?

Tanveer Naseer

Now many of us wouldn’t be surprised to hear that a firefighter or a doctor sees their work as being their calling. But what about our employees?

Meetings ~ Eight Steps to Making them Productive

You're Not the Boss of Me

My colleagues and I would sit around a very large conference table, shaking the sleep out of our heads, inhaling excessive amounts of coffee and chatting about, well, whatever. Sometimes we came away from these gatherings with something useful but mostly, to be honest, it wasn’t a very productive way to spend our time. Enjoy.

Company Values? Whatever.

Lead Change Blog

I attended a terrific conference recently hosted by Human Synergistics. Culture matters. Values matter. Relationships matter.

What Everyone Needs to Know About Running Productive Meetings

Harvard Business Review

This is especially important for conference calls — there is no reason that all attendees should be on the call from start to finish.

Transitioning Your Company from Product to Platform

Harvard Business Review

But how do you build a successful platform if you only have products? Platforms can be a strong source of competitive advantage. Insight Center.

How to Tame This Attention Span Killing Device

Next Level Blog

His solution was to start conducting his meetings with them in their offices or in a conference room. Mindful Mondays Presence productivityIf someone tried to force you to take a drug that was going to reduce your ability to mentally focus by 33%, you’d probably do everything you could to get away from them, right? Unlikely. Oh, yes!”

3 Productivity Tips You Can Start Using Today

Harvard Business Review

So how can you make productivity habitual and lasting? How to Boost Your Team’s Productivity. You and Your Team Series.