the difference between inspired, engaged, and satisfied team members

Do you know the difference between inspired, engaged, and satisfied employees? Are you aware of the impact of the difference on their productivity? it is significant! Read the article by Eric Garton and Michael C. Mankins on HBR.org for some very interesting insights!    

why you should cancel your weekly staff meeting

Interesting article on The Muse about four reasons to cancel your weekly staff meetings. They just might make sense - what do you think? 1. Interruptions Are Productivity (and Potentially Profit) Killers 2. Instant Messaging is an Effective Way to Get Most News Out—Faster 3. There Are Other Ways to Meet 4. Every Meeting Should … Continue reading why you should cancel your weekly staff meeting

developing more energy and becoming more productive

Do you feel tired most of the time? Is getting out of bed most mornings (especially Monday!) a laborious task? More and more, people are writing about energy management and priority management and less about time management. The reason being is that the way most of us are working may be productive of efficient in the … Continue reading developing more energy and becoming more productive

clarity – a key component of organizational health

Good morning! Recently, I had the opportunity to do some teaching on Patrick Lencioni's book The Advantage (an excellent book by the way). The book is focused on organizational health and a major theme running through the book is the need for clarity. It seems obvious, but so few organizations/leaders actually achieve clarity. Leaders owe … Continue reading clarity – a key component of organizational health

“5 Powerful Advantages You Gain From Being Where You Are “

This is an excellent article from Inc.com on "Why your attempts to be ultra-productive are sabotaging your ability to make meaningful connections and reach your full potential."David Van Rooy (@dlvanrooy) lists five benefits from being present.1. You will be a positive example.2. You will learn more.3. You will be more creative.4. You will get more done. 5. You will have less stress. It's … Continue reading “5 Powerful Advantages You Gain From Being Where You Are “

where is your focus – busy work or important, challenging work?

Today - are you focused on the "trivial many" or the "vital few"? Decide what is most important and tackle that task today and put aside the long "To-Do" list full of busy work. Focus on what is most important and get that done today. Sure, your email inbox may be full, but you will … Continue reading where is your focus – busy work or important, challenging work?

do we have a wrong definition of productivity?

Good Friday morning to you! A rainy and cool day here in the Midwest. An issue that is important to me and that has been rekindled in me by Greg McKeown's book Essentialism is how we equate busyness and the accomplishment of our to-do list as productivity. As I have noted before, our US culture rewards … Continue reading do we have a wrong definition of productivity?