Why Impact Dominates Productivity

Productivity is not what matters most. Making an impact matters. You probably know people, surely not you, who are running from pillar to post. They even complain (or boast) about how busy they are all the time. Busyness does not equate to influence. For example, checking off items on your long “to do list” keeps […]

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7 Steps to Give Procrastination the Slip

Postponing unpleasant or difficult tasks is the procrastinator’s modus operandi. We all do it to some extent or other. The good news is that there is no gene for procrastination. It is learned behavior. If you are in the costly trap of procrastination, adopt new behavior that improves your productivity and efficiency. Boost your confidence […]

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Gossip Strangles Growth

Almost everyone does it to some degree or another—share information and misinformation that serves no useful purpose.  It zaps productivity and morale. Gossip creates toxic cultures in companies and yet often it is the norm. You know when someone begins with “Well, I heard...” you are about to hear the latest scuttlebutt. It may or […]

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Hijacked by Technology

Technology transforms the way we live and conduct business. Change is fast and change is constant. Computers, internet and web are here to stay. There is a price for the latest technology. Has technology hijacked you? Instead of increasing productivity, technology can decrease your efficiency. Interrupting your focus to check your email inbox, for example […]

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The Truth About Perfection

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. Harriet Braiker Perfection stalls or derails good ideas. Profits and productivity suffer when good ideas bog down in pursuit of perfection. Are you spending your resources pursuing perfection? Have you lost sight of excellence in the big scheme of things? If money and time are […]

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A Fun Place to Work Is Good for Business

Fortune's 2007 list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" ranks Google #1. Fortune asks "Is the stock value at $478 [as of April 26, 2007] because Google is a great place to work or is it a great place to work because the stock is at $478?" Maybe it's not either/or but both/and. Happy […]

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