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Category: getting things done

choice

Obligation versus choice

As leaders, we are often called upon to implement and follow-through on decisions we don’t necessarily agree with.  When you find yourself in such a situation, it’s worth asking yourself whether you’re faced with an obligation or a choice.  And

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shipped list

Celebrate your “shipped list” for 2021

It was eleven years ago this month that I first blogged about a “shipped list”, a concept that comes from best-selling author Seth Godin.  Godin talks about shipping, not shipping of products to a destination, but rather the “shipping” of

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team results

What does it (really) take to achieve team results?

I am often asked what it takes to achieve success in a team.  You know, so that work gets done, the product or service gets delivered, and checkmarks can get put next to all the items on the team results

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achieve objectives

If you want to achieve objectives, you need to set goals

One of your primary responsibilities as a leader is to achieve objectives, to get things done, to make progress towards established targets.  Establishing targets is key.  If you don’t set and articulate goals, you are leaving progress to hope and

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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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