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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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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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To boost productivity, automate information requests

It has been over a month since I’ve added another idea to our current video series on ways for leaders to boost productivity.  So it’s time!  Today’s tip to boost productivity is to automate information requests.  Let me explain. To

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Having trouble getting things done? Kick the telephone and email auto-reaction

In my last strategy earlier this month in our series on getting things done, I told you about the importance of taking control of interruptions, specifically by other people.  But studies show that 44% of interruptions are actually self-induced.  In

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Want to amp up your productivity? Control interruptions

Want to amp up your productivity? Control interruptions

Since the start of this year, the topic of our video series has been Productivity Tools for Leaders.  Today we’re up to strategy #12 and I’d like to talk about what you can do to control interruptions. It’s imperative that

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Use technology to block distractions (that come from using technology!)

It’s been three weeks since my last post in our video series on Productivity Tools for Leaders.  In How to manage distractions (aka the “Squirrel syndrome”), I put forward what turned out to be a controversial idea.  The idea of

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