People get “trained” to come late because they know nothing significant will happen until well after the announced start time…. For example, “the purpose of our meeting is to report on the results of our latest market research and give you a chance to ask questions.” Or, “the purpose of our meeting is to evaluate prospective titles for Don Miller’s new book and determine which one we are going to recommend to the author.”
Archive for Efficiency
If you are working more than fifty-five hours a week, you are working too much. Here is what you are putting to risk.
I am not a big fan of computer mice. Every time I have to take my hand off the keyboard, it costs me a few seconds. This may not sound like much, but it adds up over the course of a day. Instead, I like to keep my hands on the keyboard. With a little memory work and the right tools, you can boost your productivity and run circles around your mouse-dependent colleagues.
We all start out the week with 168 hours, but it never feels like enough, does it? Work, family, exercise, projects, hobbies, meetings, dates, time off—how can we possibly fit it all in? According to Gallup, half of us say we don’t have enough time. But what if that’s the wrong way to look at […]
Ever since I began blogging, productivity has been one of my most popular topics. But I’m convinced we’re not always productive for the right reasons. Maybe this is why many people are productive but miserable. Over my career I’ve been entrusted with a lot of responsibility. At one time, I was responsible for the well-being […]
The best way to produce consistent outcomes is to employ proven patterns and practices that make them repeatable. In this guest post, J.D. Meier outlines 10 of them.
Many leaders are overwhelmed with their workload. However, they think their only option is hiring a full-time physical assistant. It’s not. Here’s why you should consider hiring a virtual assistant instead.
I have been using a virtual assistant now for nine months. It has been a great solution for me. Here’s how it has worked.
You do not have to be productive to build a successful online community and business. What you must do is provide content that is worth people’s attention.
I try a lot of software, but I really have a suite of applications that I rely on. In fact, I have four software applications that serve as the foundation for everything else. These are the apps I will install first. (In fact, I am not sure I could even function without them!)
Let me be honest. I am actually better at writing about delegation than actually doing it. This is especially true when it comes to email. I have always prided myself in being super-responsive. As a result, I like to process my email myself. However, that has become increasingly difficult.