Do 15 Minute Meetings Actually Work?

  Recently a journalist shared the following productivity topic related to 15-minute meetings: “A new trend is developing in corporate circles called the ‘15-minute meeting’, which business experts say curbs employee burnout and boosts engagement. For managers, learning how to plan for and run a shorter, on-the-clock meeting is good business and good career management.…

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How Parkinson’s Law Affects Productivity

  Have you ever heard the adage that work expands to fill the time? This is called Parkinson’s Law because this theory was explained in an article written by Cyril Northcote Parkinson for The Economist all the way back in 1955. Recently, a journalist posed the following questions about Parkinson’s Law, and I shared the…

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Productivity Quiz – Unpack Your Answers

  In last week’s post, I shared a quick productivity quiz you could take to gauge the probability of whether or not you’ll be weighed down by time management challenges. As I mentioned in the post, if you chose certain answers, you have a higher probability of remaining productive throughout the day, as well as…

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Productivity Quiz

Over the years, several clients have asked if I have a productivity quiz that can serve as a predictor for whether or not they’ll experience time management issues. Here’s a quick productivity quiz you can take:   1 Where do you park your car? in the garage (or I would if I had a garage,…

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Declutter Your Mind

Last week I discussed how the brain’s operating speed can slow down when it gets bogged down with too much information it wants to keep available for recall. This week, let’s look at recommendations for where you can store that information for easy access. In other words, how can you declutter your mind? Calendar items:…

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How Can Time Tracking Help You?

As I was archiving some of my writing from ten years ago, I was reminded how strategic best practices stand the test of time, unlike fad hacks that are popular today but fade over time. Case in point. The following is an excerpt from a written interview with a journalist in which she asked me…

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Visionary Leadership Can Lower Productivity

Throughout history in art, science, medicine, technology and business, visionary leaders have played an important role in thinking differently within the parameters of the proverbial box or leaving the box behind completely. In order for visionary leaders to be successful, they must either also have detail-oriented leadership skills or surround themselves with team members who…

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