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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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Exceptional leaders know when to change course

Normally, persistence and tenacity are good characteristics in a leader.  But sometimes they can actually be a weakness.  There are situations when it is more important for leaders to observe and listen, and if the current path is not taking

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overcoming procrastination

Trouble overcoming procrastination? Use “the salami technique”

Earlier in this series on productivity tools for leaders, I offered a few ideas on overcoming procrastination.  Specifically, in strategies #7, #8 and #9, I discussed “going public”, using the Zeigarnik Effect, and schedule unappealing tasks 25-minute blocks. Today, I

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relationship with your manager

Build a better working relationship with your manager by putting yourself in his shoes

A few years ago I did a series of three posts on the blog about specific actions you could take to build a stronger working relationship with your manager.  Perhaps not surprisingly, it’s a perennial subject that comes up repeatedly

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Are you a human bottleneck?

Could you be a human bottleneck?  If others have stopped their work because they are waiting for information or action from you, then the answer is “yes”.  When activities need to be funnelled through a single individual so that they

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productivity tools

The zenith of productivity tools – voice recognition software!

Today I’m back on the blog with another installment in our series on productivity tools for leaders. In my many conversations with leaders across the country, I’ve often heard them remark about how correspondence – mainly emails, but also letters

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