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From the American Cemetery, near Omaha Beach

Three times this week I visited the American Cemetery, before, on and after the 67th anniversary of the Allied Invasion on and behind the beaches of Northern France. Today, I will drive back toward Paris, with notes, ideas, pictures and videos to begin to piece this trip together. As I sip on the last drops

As the plane was crashing, here is what Ric Elias learned.

If you had an experience where you learned 3 things about yourself in just a few minutes, what would YOUR three be? What would you consider doing – or doing differently – if you had the opportunity to question yourself with this: “What IS my best?” Here are three things that Ric Elias says he

Is your mind already made up? For the "worst"?

I’m planning a life-long, dream trip to visit Normandy, France. I will arrive in Paris on 4 June, and make my way toward the coast. Since long before teaching high school history (starting in 1995), I have wanted to be in this area of the world on an anniversary of D-Day, June 6th. And now,

Episode 6 – Continue Learning… Get better, faster

There’s a saying in computer programming: GIGO – Garbage In, Garbage Out. However, in the human psyche, all to often it’s Garbage In, Garbage Stays! It’s up to you to get some new information in. Doing so, you’ll have new ideas, find new answers and change your perspective.

Your Best Just Got Better – UCSB – 19 May 2011

Walking away from a session as short as that was, you have an opportunity to explore your time and professional management habits and routines. Of course, we had just 45 minutes to explore three very significant aspects to productivity: Psychology: How I think and plan, create my goals and hold myself accountable Sociology: How the

Mastering Workplace Productivity – Seattle, WA – 17 May 2011

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This quote resonated with me after our seminar together in Seattle this week. Thank you so much, all of you, for attending our day-long explorative seminar studying performance, productivity and time management. Several of you emailed asking for more

Managing Workplace Productivity – Chicago, IL – 13 May 2011

Thanks, everyone, for participating in our seminar today! It was great to meet you, and I hope you walked away with just a few things to develop/engage as you move toward implementing these ideas. When we started the course, we talked about the significance of having a “focus” on the meeting. To that end, the

Mastering Workplace Productivity – Dallas, TX – 12 May 2011

Thanks, everyone…for the continued opportunity to share these ideas on workplace performance and individual productivity. When I look back on the few hours we had together, I’m left with the thought: “Now what?” Mastering Workplace Performance program That is, where do you get started after looking at the various areas of organization, productivity and time management

UCSB Lecture on Workplace Performance

  May 19, 2011, 12:00PM – 1:00PM UCSB Here’s the overview that the group at UCSB sent out campus-wide: Learn-At-Lunch Work/Life Event On May 19th, Jason Womack will share three ways you can save time, collaborate more effectively and get more of the right things done every day at work & at home. Productivity needs

Mastering Workplace Productivity – NYC – 5 May 2011

Thanks everyone! Wow, what a great, fast session. Hey, I wanted to send over a few thoughts I had walking away from the seminar…oh, and I’ll also do a little debrief like what I talk about over here. Now that you’ve been through the 4-hour session, consider some of the habits and routines you have