Productivity

169: Use a Success List (Instead of a To-do List)

by Monica Harrison on February 13, 2018

Instead of a to-do list, you need a success list — a list that is purposefully created around extraordinary results. A to-do list becomes a success list when you apply Pareto’s Principle to it.

Does it seem like every day you and your team have more and more that “simply must get done”? Do you often feel overbooked, overextended, overcommitted, and “in the weeds”? Do you (or your direct reports) feel like a human pinball, bouncing from task to task throughout the day, hoping to check as many things as possible off your to-do list — but later realizing you didn’t actually accomplish anything that truly matters? [click to continue…]

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168: Singleness of Purpose

by Monica Harrison on February 6, 2018

Success demands singleness of purpose.
~ Vince Lombardi, arguably the greatest football coach of all time

Extraordinarily successful people, companies, and teams always have one product/service/idea they’re most known for or that makes them the most money. They may have other important things too, but only one of them is the most important. [click to continue…]

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167: How Top Performers Work Less and Achieve More | with Morten Hansen

January 30, 2018

Why do some people perform better at work than others? This deceptively simple question continues to confound leaders, as well as all professionals who want to advance and succeed while maintaining balance and wellbeing.

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165: Using the Domino Effect for Extraordinary Results

January 16, 2018

When one thing (the right ONE Thing) is set in motion, it can topple many things. Even more significant, a single domino can bring down another domino that is 50% larger. That provides that opportunity not only for linear progress, but exponential progress.

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164: The ONE Thing to Do This Week for Extraordinary Results

January 9, 2018

What’s the ONE Thing you (or your team) can do this week such that by doing it, everything else would be easier or unnecessary? Behind every successful person is their ONE Thing. No matter how success is measured, personal or professional, only the ability to dismiss distractions and concentrate on your ONE Thing stands between […]

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Why I Added a Habit Tracker to My Productivity System

February 22, 2017

The Productive habit tracker is an app that reminds you of things you’d like to do on a regular basis. I look at it a few times each day to see if there is anything I forgot to do. Its interface makes it fun and easy. Previously, I tried putting these types of activities in […]

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151: Work Smarter, Not Harder – Productivity Hacks to Get More & Better Work Done in Less Time | with David Burkus

February 15, 2017

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.

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144: Best Communication Tools for Teamwork

September 15, 2016

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?

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

May 1, 2016

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 only do your results suffer, so does your credibility as a leader.

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

October 1, 2015

[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 try to shift into the wrong gear, the car will grind […]

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

June 1, 2015

Some 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 impact they’d like because they don’t consistently respond to important emails. […]

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

May 15, 2015

Being 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 that happen by accident, or are there specific actions that create […]

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