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Tag Archives: productivity


The Odd Truth About Remote Teams

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When it comes to remote teams, absence can make results stronger.  Managed well, remote teams will outperform your co-located groups. My Remote Team Story I have been working in long distance leadership situations for almost 2 decades.  I have led many highly dispersed teams.  For most of my career I have not worked in the » Read More


Words Your Team Won’t Ask For (But Desperately Needs to Hear)

Leadership Accountability

Serious Benefits Would you be interested in a leadership practice that would improve the quality of work for 80% of your employees? What if you could increase the productivity and job satisfaction of 93% of your staff? What would that mean for your team and your organization? Believe it or not, there is one thing » Read More


3 Steps to Confront Procrastination

This is a follow up to “What do you do instead of what you are supposed to be doing?” I introduced 10 things people (like me) do when we should be doing something more important. It also introduced the idea that shame and fear came from BS inside our heads. To catch up, check out » Read More


What do you do instead of what you are supposed to be doing?

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What do you do instead of what you are supposed to? Top 10 Things You’re Probably Doing Instead of What You are Supposed to be Doing: 10. Eating something bad for you 9. Checking your email every 3 minutes 8.  Looking for inspiration from others’ work 7. Reading just one more article about “how to » Read More


Workplace of Hope and Happiness


Have you read the headlines lately? Not only are they sad, but they’re often disturbing, frustrating, horrifying and sometimes unfathomable. It’s tough to read the headlines themselves; never mind the details of each story. The negativity is crazy!!! Heck, poor Gabby Douglas couldn’t even celebrate her Olympic gold medal without spending time defending what her » Read More


Power Up Your Leadership Effectiveness With Skilled Decision Making


I’ve traveled throughout the country over the past years conducting workshops on time management and getting results–and boy do I get an ear full. One of the most popular points of discussion about productivity is about the role the manager plays.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard about a manager’s indecisiveness or » Read More


Employee engagement: a three-legged stool


Many authors have written about people management, project management or corporate culture as separate topics. But a new book by Ben Snyder ties together all three subjects and paints a clear picture of how they interact to nurture (or damage) employee engagement and organizational performance. Read this review, find the book and set fire to the status quo.


Purpose-Driven Productivity

Purpose Driven Productivity

A LeadChange “Best of Blogs” post, originally shared on KnowledgeBishop.com A woman and her small boy are walking down a cobblestone path in the sweltering summer sun. As they round the bend, they come upon three men on their knees, each with a brick in one hand and a trowel in the other. “Mama, what » Read More

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