Last week I wrote about being more strategic by giving yourself time to think — in fact, scheduling time to think.
And I emphasized the fact that if you don’t schedule it, it won’t happen.
But the reality is, even if you do schedule this time, it can still be hard to make it happen. Read More “Protect your time: And don’t feel guilty”
Last week in my blog, I wrote about increasing productivity by engaging people’s humanity by Starting with Laughter. This was the most quoted snippet:
Read More ““Patty, How much do you sleep?””
If you respect people’s humanity and give them a chance to warm up and situate themselves in the context of what is happening, you are far more likely to build trust, get buy-in, and get people ready to do the hard work.
Every month I do a webinar on a topic of business leadership and personal effectiveness as part of my membership program for business leaders.
This month’s webinar was on Stress, Productivity, and Happiness.
The live broadcast is always free an open to anyone. Read More “Stress, Productivity & Happiness”
I was recently looking at my book RISE on my kindle to see what people were responding to, by checking out the “view popular highlights” feature.
The most highlighted passage was:
Think of your job as figuring out a better way to deal with all this stuff than it is to DO all this stuff and you’ll be on the right track. Read More “Don't try to DO all the work”
What is time management?
Somebody recently asked me, “what do you mean by time management”?
My answer is this:
Time management is refusing to waste too much time on low-value, low-enjoyment activities.
There are two parts to it:
1. Identify what you should, or want to be doing
2. Read More “How well do you invest your time?”
Happy New Year everyone!
I told this story in a recent member call…
It was when I got my first real executive job. I was reporting directly to the GM of a billion dollar business.
I had multiple levels of management in my organization and I had global responsibility. Read More “Do one thing differently this year”
There are many time management tools and technologies out there to help you use your time more efficiently. You should find the ones that work for you and use them. We all need to do this.
But I want so share some ways to think about time, that I find, end up making even more time. Read More “5 ways to make more time”
A Time Management Windfall
People often talk to me about having great intentions about what they want to get done on a given day or week…
But then they get to work and it all those good intentions go out the window as they deal with all the urgent crap that comes up. Read More “5 Minutes in the morning”
Confused and stuck
When I was in college studying electronic engineering I did OK in most of the classes, but some were truly baffling.
There was one class in particular where I really struggled.
I sat through all the lectures, copied down all the equations that the teacher wrote on the board and took copious notes about what he was saying – to no avail…
My study partner/friend and I would spend hours on end slogging through the homework questions in the textbook trying to learn the material. Read More “The Answers…”
What should you do when your boss keeps asking for things?
What should you do when demands pile up so high that you and your team are constantly over-booked and the work just keeps coming?
I always talk about how you need to rise above the tactical workload and be more strategic — but what do you do when it’s your boss that is causing the problem? Read More “Saying NO to your boss”