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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Ultimate Multitasking: My Take on the Walking Desk

July 1, 2015

I have used a standing desk since 2008. This week, I added a small treadmill to my setup, thus stepping up to a walking desk. I first began seriously considering a walking desk (also known as a treadmill desk) in 2013 after reading EAT MOVE SLEEP and interviewing the author, Tom Rath. In the summer […]

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

May 1, 2015

Being 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 had taken the world by storm. It was called Getting Things […]

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

March 15, 2015

Nearly 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 the culture of your team to automatically self-orient around the important […]

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

March 2, 2015

The 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 increase productivity to get the results you want. To thrive in […]

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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

Many 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 to go hand-in-hand with success, but over the long term, that […]

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

April 3, 2014

It 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 many leaders, and Jesse has successfully solved it in his own […]

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056: Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day | with Todd Henry

September 26, 2013

Todd Henry is the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, where he helps teams and creatives be prolific, brilliant and healthy. He regularly speaks at companies and conferences about how to build practices that lead to better ideas.  His first book was Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice, which examined the […]

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050: Keys to Personal Productivity | with Erik Fisher

August 15, 2013

Most of us don’t have the luxury of only being leaders … we need to get work done personally as well as through other people. And whether we are getting things done ourselves or through other people, we need to maximize productivity. Erik Fisher is the host of Beyond the To-Do List, a hugely popular […]

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