How to Become Wildly Productive

Leadership Freak

“A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to.” Wall and Piece) The most productive leaders: Set stretch goals. Drive hard for results. Practice unfailing consistency. Expand knowledge and… Continue reading → Leading

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How To Make Conflict More Productive And Beneficial For Your Team

Tanveer Naseer

Conflict is something most of us tend to avoid because we view it as being negative and counter-productive. Could conflict actually be productive and beneficial for our team? Click to continue reading.

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How to Drive Productivity as a Leader

Lead Change Blog

Productivity is the lifeblood of any successful business, and optimising this is one of the omni-present tasks of leadership. With this in mind, strong and strategic leadership is crucial if you are to maintain a productive and contented workforce with a low turnover of staff.

How to create product vision

Lead on Purpose

One of the key elements of a successful product management organization is creating the vision for your products—the ‘why’ that drives their purchase and the factors that make them successful in their markets. When you nail the product vision, you’re … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management execution product vision research strategic leadership

How To Create A Productive Office

Strategy Driven

Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused when you’re at work, especially if you’re inside a stifling office space on a warm day. Once you’ve got a good idea of what needs changing, and you’ve assessed the suggestions, you can then get to work.

How To Achieve A Highly-Productive Work Team

Joseph Lalonde

Productivity is key in business. Should you run your own business, this will be of no surprise to you. With a productive work team, you will meet targets, impress your customers and clients, and consequently, profit your business.

How to Ditch Performance Reviews

Lead Change Blog

A recent study shows that 90% of HR professionals don’t think performance appraisals are accurate or effective in improving productivity. Set aside an hour to listen in as David discusses why accepted management practices don’t work—and how innovative companies are changing the rules.

5 Big Rules For Productive Conference Calls

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s easy to fool ourselves into the illusion that “just having a conference call,” instead of a face-to-face meeting or one-on-one, will save time. In fact, it’s that kind of thinking that leaves many managers moving from call to call with little time to connect with their team.

How to Make the Most of Productivity Apps

Lead Change Blog

If there’s one regular complaint about apps that are designed to help you get things done, it’s that they often do the exact opposite; you spend so long configuring and tweaking them that you simply run out of time to complete the tasks you’re making note of. The key to using productivity apps effectively is to avoid getting lost in the mechanics of them and only scratch the surface areas you need. Check your productivity app throughout the day.

How To Double Productivity And Take Control Of Your Time

Tanveer Naseer

How many of us spend our days frantically trying to get through our to-do lists but still never find time to do what really matters most? Just like a pilot does “pre-flight planning” before a flight, we invite you to do “pre-week planning” before jumping into your week.

Attention Management: How to Create Success and Gain Productivity Every Day

Kevin Eikenberry

Productivity. But for the most part, creating productivity is something we would like to be better at. I’ve been studying and trying to get better at this myself for a long time. Most of us on most days would like more of it. If you are vacationing at the beach, maybe not.

How to Win in Africa

Leading Blog

They say business leaders tend to “underestimate Africa’s size and potential as a market, and overestimate the challenges of doing business there.”. To win in Africa, your strategy needs to factor four key considerations : Mapping an Africa Strategy: Africa is huge.

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How to Avoid Distractions

Kevin Eikenberry

I don’t know many who haven’t gone to work one day pledging to be more productive than they were yesterday. Well, there are many answers to that […]. The post How to Avoid Distractions appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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How To Create A Productive Office

Strategy Driven

Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused when you’re at work, especially if you’re inside a stifling office space on a warm day. Once you’ve got a good idea of what needs changing, and you’ve assessed the suggestions, you can then get to work.

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Kevin Eikenberry

By Nir Eyal with Ryan Hoover Here is part of this book’s description from the back cover: Hooked is a guide to building products people can’t put down.

How to Get Creative, Organized, and Productive Using Paper at Work

Women on Business

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How to Host a Productive Generational Conversation

Nathan Magnuson

The initial wave of Baby Boomers (many of whom occupied senior leadership roles) was set to begin a mass retirement. In one somewhat morbid sense, the recession turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Here are some ways to make the conversation a productive one.

A Powerful Lesson From Warren Buffett On How To Achieve Your Goals

Tanveer Naseer

One of the key responsibilities of leaders is helping their employees to achieve their goals. Thankfully, Warren Buffet has shared a surprisingly simply strategy to successfully achieve our goals, a strategy I. Click to continue reading.

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August Frontline Festival: Leaders Share Tips about Productive Work Spaces

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival gives tips about setting up a productive work space. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Click here to participate!

How to Improve Good Communication Skills

Lead Change Blog

One of the core qualities that a leader requires in any scenario is the ability to communicate effectively. You need to be authoritative, persuasive, and attentive to communicate as a leader effectively. Leaders need to develop effective ways of communicating these instructions for this to happen. The following list outlines how to improve communication skills as a leader. Leaders use eye contact to communicate authoritatively and draw attention.

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When Leadership Becomes Too Much: How to Unwind

Lead Change Blog

So, you’re bound to burn out at some stage. But the biggest challenge often comes with accepting you need to unwind. Nothing will fall apart if you decide to take some time to yourself. With that in mind, here’s how to unwind when leadership becomes too much. Create a to-do list (for personal stuff). As a leader, you’ll be used to working with endless to-do lists – but have you ever thought of creating one for your personal life?

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Working from Home – How to Maximize Your Productivity

Women on Business

This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. Productivity Work at Home/Telecommute home office office design productivity telecommuting work at home work from home We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

How to Improve your Productivity

Strategy Driven

Staying motivated and productive can be a major struggle for a lot of people. Here are some of the ways that you could boost your productivity, at home and at work. Treating yourself to a small break or snack after you finish a task will keep you pushing forward.

Frontline Festival: Leaders share about favorite apps, technology, and productivity hacks

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival is all about how to take a complete break from work (i.e.

How to Improve Clinic Productivity

Strategy Driven

Many people try to increase the profit margin of their practice by cutting services, increasing costs or hoping to sell supplemental products and services to generate more money. Here are a few tips on how to improve clinic productivity.

How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home.

Rich Gee Group

I live in Connecticut and this season has to be the hottest on record. You have to deliver a number of items today. You have to be on emergency conference calls. You have to manage your team remotely. You might even have to handle weather-related emergencies.

How to Make Something Productive Out of Your Anxiety

Next Level Blog

As an executive coach , I often work with clients who don’t just have very full plates; it can feel to them like they’re spinning four or five full plates at once. When you’ve got so much to do that it’s hard just to keep track of what’s on the list, it’s really easy to start freaking out about how you are going to get everything done. When you feel anxious, it’s really hard to keep the plates spinning. Here are some thoughts on how to do that.

How to Get Promoted At Work: The ASK Strategy

Let's Grow Leaders

Getting promoted at works increases your responsibility, power and ability to grow as a leader. That’s why you need to build up a team of allies to help you gain promotion. Here are three specific allies you need to develop: Your Manager. Take Action To Get Promoted.

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How to Improve Your To-Do List

Kevin Eikenberry

You fall into one of two camps: you make to-do lists, or you don’t. If you are a to-do list person, what I am going to share with you today will instantly make your list more helpful and enable you to get more done.

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How to Tackle Big Challenges in A Networked World

Leading Blog

When faced with complex problems, we tend to find a rational answer by analyzing increasing amounts of data and polling for opinions and then announcing the answer to those who must follow. It’s a rigid approach to strategic planning. and How will we get there?

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How To Become Awesome

Joseph Lalonde

I ’ve seen a lot of blog posts on how to become awesome. Awesomeness seems to evade people like people avoided the plague. And why does awesomeness tend to come to the freaks and the geeks in the end? A particular person may come to mind.

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Closed Loop - How to make a Quality Product

CEO Blog

I am coaching a newer company on how to produce high quality products. I figured it was easier to write this blog entry where it might have use to other people than just send it in an email to them. Every failure needs to be analyzed and the root cause solved. If a customer has to call, we have failed. What about our product is not intuitive. I dislike manuals (people never read them anyways) but does the manual need to be improved?

How to Rectify a Serious Leadership Mistake

Lead Change Blog

We’re having a new kitchen fitted this week, and we discovered yesterday that an erroneous measurement on behalf of the designer means we’ll have to wait another three days for replacement units to arrive. You can’t hide from them, nor should you attempt to apportion blame elsewhere.

Empathy-Driven Leadership: How to Be Compassionately Competitive in a For-Profit World

Leading Blog

What good is empathy in an uber-competitive, saturated marketplace where leaders need to capitalize on every opportunity to stand out? The Empathy Edge definitively answers these questions showing how for-profit leaders can use empathy to gain the upper hand. E MPATHY?

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How to Foster Productive Communication with Employees

Lead on Purpose

Clear and productive communication between management and staff is a great stage-setter for a successful and rewarding workplace environment. Whether you feel that you’re already communicating well with your employees or know this is an area that needs polishing, it’s always wise to review some common-sense strategies. How can we possibly understand what someone means if our attention is silently focused elsewhere? Pay Attention to Tone and Body Language .

How to handle underperforming employees?

HR Digest

Every manager, at some point in their career, will have to learn to handle underperforming employees. In this post, we’ve listed proven methods to effectively deal with underperforming employees. To address the latter, however, is a herculean task.

How To Be More Productive When Working Online

Strategy Driven

Being more productive as a business online largely depends on having the right tools and the right knowledge to use them effectively. Employees need to know how to use a computer effectively if you are going to reap the gains of productivity and efficiency.

How to Lead a Redneck

Lead Change Blog

It has been a pejorative term used to characterize poor, white, ignorant, rural, bigoted folks who were usually missing teeth and lived largely south of the Mason Dixie line. If heaven ain’t a lot like Dixie, I don’t want to go,” sang Hank Jr., So, how many rednecks work for you?

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How to Balance and Reclaim Your Time

Lead Change Blog

If you’ve tossed and turned at night wondering how on earth you’re going to get to the bottom of tomorrow’s to-do list, you’ll doubtless have asked yourself if it’s possible to strike a better work-life balance and reclaim some of your time.

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How to Manage the Tsunami of Change

Lead Change Blog

In the VUCA world, employees are struggling and constantly challenged to move out of their comfort zones. To keep up with this rapid change, individuals need to adapt to the changes. A McKinsey Global Institute report on future of the workforce shows that between 75 million and 375 million people globally will have to change their occupation and acquire new skills by the year 2030. This tsunami is here to stay. People are key to such changes.

How to Book the Right Motivational Speaker

Career Advancement

As she surfed the web, she saw many slick websites but wondered how she could truly evaluate the quality of their work. If, like Joyce, you’re wondering how to book the right motivational speaker, you’re not alone. Watch them, and try to imagine them speaking at your event.

How to manage time effectively

Lead on Purpose

When someone … Continue reading → Purpose entrepreneur productivity time managementA common response—when you ask somebody for their help or their input—is “I don’t have enough time.” This is an interesting response given that we all have the same amount of time – 24 hours in a day.

Hyperfocus: How to Take Control of Your Mind

Leading Blog

T HERE ARE LIMITS to our attention. So it becomes critical what we allow in our attentional space if we want to get anywhere in life. When we try to cram too much into our attentional space, we experience attention overload. It is when we are the most productive—and happy.

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