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 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 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 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 Make Your Productivity Skyrocket

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.

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 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 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.

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

Women on Business

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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 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.

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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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.

Working from Home – How to Maximize Your Productivity

Women on Business

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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 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 Lead On Purpose

Great Leadership By Dan

And why do many, despite their best efforts, manage to motivate top performers but can’t get the whole team rowing in the same direction? We found that to create a common goal, it’s vital to ramp up your purpose as an organization. Guest post from John Izzo Ph.D.

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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.

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 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 Bounce Back from Adversity

Nathan Magnuson

How can we climb our way our of it? That’s why it’s takes so much courage to make tough decisions when the outcomes aren’t clear. When I learned that Dale Carnegie had written a bestselling book called How to Quit Worrying and Start Living , I was a bit incredulous.

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How to Have Your Best Week

Next Level Blog

There’s way more to do in any given week than you can possibly do. We were talking about time management strategies and she shared how she organizes her week. She manages a pretty large team of corporate attorneys and, like most managers, has a lot of meetings she needs to participate in. She tries to fill up every Thursday with those meetings and schedules as little as possible the rest of the week. Let’s face it.

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7 CEO Success Tips – How To Be A Better Leader

N2Growth Blog

Instead, it is a long drive across the entire country that requires a look at the roadmap to avoid the roadblocks while understanding the routes and the detours along the way, long before the drive begins. When leaders decide to take this journey, decisions will have to be made that will determine whether success, or a lack of it will be realized once the journey has begun. C odify your ‘way to play’ to get the job done. 4) WHEN do you plan to arrive?

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How to Apply Lean Startup Ideas to Achieve Product-Market Fit

Great Leadership By Dan

Read Dan Olson’s guest post over at About.com to learn the six steps of the Lean Start-up Process, a way to improve the development and commercialization of new products using Lean principles. Dan Olsen Lean marketing product development start-up

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.

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 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 .

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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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.

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 Launch a Product Like a Rock Star

Strategy Driven

Here’s a quick one-question quiz: What is the most important requirement for a successful product launch? A great product. A market that wants a great product (Product-Market Fit). A great distribution plan to sell it. A well formulated Go-To-Market Strategy.

How to Be an Engaging Leader in a World of Robotics, AI, and Digitization

Leading Blog

It’s leading us to increased depersonalization and disengagement with our employees. How do I keep the digital demands of today from overwhelming my business? I want to keep my best people engaged, remain competitive, and stay on the growth path!

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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.

Improving Your Workplace Productivity In Business

Strategy Driven

It’s key that workplace productivity is at it’s very best, all the time. Any dip in productivity and the business growth and success will suffer as a result. Here’s how to improve your workplace productivity in business.

How To Be A Super Boss

Eric Jacobson

"Superbosses embrace certain practices that good bosses don't, and they do even more of the productive things that good bosses do," says Syney Finkelstein , author of the book, Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent. Y ou want a resounding yes to this one.

How to Build a Resilient Company Culture That Will Help Every Employee Thrive

N2Growth Blog

A resilient culture is built one person at a time, winning companies cultivate cultures that enable their people to develop the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. How To Begin to Make The Commitment to Resiliency.

How To Work Less and Accomplish More

Women on Business

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