Productivity

David Burkus is the organizer of the upcoming Work Smarter Summit, an online video-based virtual conference where world-class experts share their proven tactics for getting more done, earning more money, and living a life of purpose and productivity. [click to continue…]

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144: Best Communication Tools for Teamwork

by Monica Harrison on September 15, 2016

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On Engaging Leader, we share a lot of principles about leadership communication, but what about collaboration communication? In other words, what’s the most effective and efficient way to talk to the colleagues and clients you work with most closely in order to do great work together? [click to continue…]

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135: How to Lead Meetings That Get Results (and That People Want to Attend) | with Karin Hurt

May 1, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Horrible meetings are a cliché of the business world, and with good reason. Most meetings are a waste of time and don’t accomplish much, if anything. Everyone leaves frustrated that they could be doing something more productive with their time — and not […]

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121: 5 Gears: Being a Present & Productive Leader When There’s Never Enough Time | with Jeremie Kubicek

October 1, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS[powerpess] When you drive a car with a manual transmission, you quickly learn there is a right time and place for each gear. You start in 1st gear, then shift into 2nd gear, and so forth until you reach the highest gear. If you […]

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113: Top 7 Email Hacks for Leaders – Don’t Let Email Kill Your Strategic Leadership

June 1, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSome people fall far short of their leadership potential because they let the best part of their time, energy, and focus get sucked up by non-strategic tasks like replying to emails. On the other end of the spectrum are leaders who don’t have the […]

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112: Are You Fully Charged? 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life | with Tom Rath

May 15, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBeing an engaging leader starts with engaging your own work and life optimally. When you are fully charged, you get more done, your mind is sharp and creative, you feel fully alive – and you are a better leader, parent, spouse, and friend. Does […]

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111: Getting Things Done (GTD) for Leaders | with David Allen

May 1, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBeing an engaging leader starts with engaging your own work and life optimally. Five years ago, Jesse had given up on the umpteenth system he’d tried for organization and productivity. As he went back to the drawing board, he discovered that a new approach […]

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108: Leading with the 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity | with Kory Kogon from FranklinCovey

March 15, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSNearly half of your company’s payroll is being spent on things that don’t matter to your strategic goals. That’s based on results of a six-year global study of 350,000 people by the firm FranklinCovey. Here’s the good news: You can change your practices and […]

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107: Four Seconds: Quick & Counter-Intuitive Ways to Get the Results You Want | with Peter Bregman

March 2, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe things you and your team want most—peace of mind, fulfilling relationships, success at work—are surprisingly straightforward to achieve. But habits and behaviors often trip up our best efforts. Let Peter Bregman help you learn quick, counter-intuitive actions that save time, boost energy, and […]

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098: Overworked and Overwhelmed: 4 tools for leaders to reclaim their lives and boost productivity | with Scott Eblin

October 15, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMany leaders today are chronically overworked and overwhelmed by the seemingly non-stop demands on their time and attention. If you feel like you’re constantly outrunning burnout, resentment, and collapse, chances are you aren’t performing up to your potential as a leader. Hard work tends […]

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090: How to Bridge the Workplace Generation Gap | with David Maxfield

June 15, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSCan people of different generations work together productively, or do their differences lead only to conflict? According to a new study from the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and social scientist for organizational change David Maxfield, unaddressed tension and resentment between Baby […]

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083: How to Sleep Better for Improved Leadership, Productivity, and Innovation

April 3, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIt happened again. Jesse recently had a stretch of several weeks where sleep problems caused him to get insufficient sleep … and the effect on his creativity, productivity, and influence was obvious. It’s a common problem that pops up from time to time for […]

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