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Category: Productivity Tools

productive meetings

Three rules for productive meetings

You have, no doubt, attended at least one (if not more) meeting from hell! Whether they’re virtual, in-person or hybrid, the complaints run the litany – no structure, too long, nothing gets accomplished, boring, irrelevant, adversarial. The list goes on.

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Leading a hybrid team? Make use of online collaboration tools

One of the biggest challenges in leading a hybrid team is that the physical distance between employees means that you lose the collaboration that naturally happens when team members are face-to-face.  Fortunately, there are things you can do to compensate

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work-life blend

Seek work-life BLEND instead of work-life BALANCE

Today’s post is our final installment in our series on productivity tools for leaders.  We’ve been running this video series all year, hard to believe that this is our last one!  Don’t worry, we’ll start another series early next year,

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improve your productivity

Improve your productivity by handling your email in blocks

Today on the blog, I want to once again to share specific ideas on how leaders can improve their productivity.  In Strategy #17 in this series, I told you that blocking your schedule is an effective and powerful way to

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more productive

Establish weekly one-on-one meetings to become more productive

I’m back today on the blog with another tool to not only help you be more productive and efficient in your leadership role, but also, as an unexpected bonus, support and motivate your staff to higher performance.  Today’s tip in

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The compelling case for “good enough”

Is “good enough” good enough? Several years ago, I wrote a column suggesting there are certain situations in which it is better to deliver work that is less than perfect. It resulted in an angry e-mail from a reader, aghast

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