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What influences YOUR productivity?

What do you think influences your productivity the most? Your work environment? Your technologies and tools? Your co workers? Watch the video below, and you’ll see me talk about the three things I have seen positively AND negatively influence people’s productivity…in life, and at work. Click the link below for a video all about this

3 Ways to use an article on Time Management from Training Magazine

Each month, I write a dedicated article for Training Magazine in the column called, “Productivity Coach’s Corner.” Here is an article with 2 ideas you can use to take control of your time. Training Magazine article on Saving Time As you can see from the title of this article, it’s important to “control your time.” Here

3 things to consider when looking for a mentor

Thank you to Twitter.com/AndreaAresca for asking about mentoring:         When I read “Mojo” by Marshall Goldsmith, I solidified a couple of ideas about mentoring. 1. That “thing” that I need mentoring with is much closer than I think. Over the past few months, my Moleskine journal has “received” several notes (in my

(PDF) Outlook Dashboard

Welcome! Did you attend one of our seminars? If so, you heard us talk about the Microsoft® Outlook® Dashboard. Please visit the site for much more information to get started…www.OutlookDashboard.com Now, we’re giving away the 2000, 2003 version of that PDF below. If you’d like the more UPDATED one, ya gotta sign in at the

MWP Seminar for the Tuck School of Business 14 April 2011

Thank you everyone, for a great seminar and discussion this afternoon here in Hanover, NH. Simply stepping onto the campus of Dartmouth, and walking toward the Tuck School of Business (wikipedia link here) is quite a powerful experience. Tuck was founded in the year 1900! I planned to start at 5pm, and I had a

3 Tips for a More Productive Day

Do you start each day with a plan for action? Most people do. Whether they make a to do list or leave emails in their inbox to work on throughout the day, they have some way to manage their tasks and projects. Each day, however, we manage more than just time. We manage conversations, meetings

Episode 5 – If You Want to Get Better, Record Yourself!

We do what we do…the way we do it. Over months (or years) in our same professional position, we create patterns of productivity and time management that (of course) used to work for us. Are they still working? One way to find out. Record yourself…at work!

Episode 4 – The Only Constant is Change

When you think things “should” be different, it’s time to to make changes. However, you have probably already found that knowing what to do and “doing” what you know you need don’t always come together at the same time. Here’s how you can put action to intention.

Episode 3 – Building up your “team”

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together! I heard that while working once at the G.E. Crotonville learning campus many years ago. Here are some ideas you can use to build – and build up – your own professional learning and development team.

Episode 2 – Building acknowledgment into your day

Sustained success requires we “celebrate completion” somewhat regularly. Instead of waiting until month-end, pause for a few moments at the end of each day to acknowledge accomplishment. For an added bonus, identify someone on your team who has made progress and let them know you noticed!

4 Secrets Effective People Know About “Asking Powerful Questions.”