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Category: loss of productivity

long-distance leader

It takes more work to be a long-distance leader, so watch for signs of burnout

All year, I’ve been sharing short strategies on video about how you can be a stronger long-distance leader, something that has become much more common since companies have moved to virtual and hybrid workplaces.  Continuing in this series, today’s tip

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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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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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efficient

Become more efficient by using voice mail correctly

Today’s episode in our continuing video series on Productivity Tools for Leaders focuses on how to become more efficient in using voice mail.  Some of you may not be crazy about voice mail, particularly if you are at the receiving

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manage your workload

Efficiently manage your workload by planning out your week

I’m back today with another instalment in our series on productivity tools for leaders.  Today’s idea is a very simple, yet powerful, way to optimize and manage your workload.  Take time at the beginning of the week to plan out

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getting stuff done

Difficulty getting stuff done? Block your schedule

Today we’re up to strategy #17 in our ongoing video series on getting stuff done, tools to make leaders more productive in the limited time we seem to have.  Today’s tip is to block your schedule. Block your schedule Blocking

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