The Secret Ingredient of Successful Corporate Training Programs

Guest post by Shawn Thomas With the vast options available, many business leaders wonder how they can best choose corporate training programs that will deliver the results their company needs and wants. For those who find themselves asking this question, consider an important but frequently overlooked factor that can make all the difference in whether […]

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Tackling Distraction With ‘The Innovation Show’

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Distraction is the No. 1 enemy of productivity. I talked about how to strengthen your battle plan against it during my recent interview on The Innovation Show. Hosted by Aidan McCullen, The Innovation Show is a podcast for forward-thinking leaders, entrepreneurs and anyone else interested in change and disruption. Of course, one of the biggest […]

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To-Do List Tips – My ‘Sales For Nerds’ Interview

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Is your to-do list making it easier or harder for you to complete tasks and move toward your goals? Some simple tweaks can make your list a whole lot more effective. I talked about better ways to create and manage your to-do list, along with other productivity topics, on a recent episode of the Sales […]

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Podcast Preview: Knowledge Workers’ Productivity

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If you’re a leader, do you manage with the wellbeing of your knowledge workers’ brains in mind? I talked about why this is essential during my recent interview with Andrea Simon for the On the Brink podcast. Andi is a principal and founder of Simon Associates Management Consultants and has over 20 years of experience […]

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LEADx Podcast Interview: Productivity Tips for Leaders

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Your leadership style has a big effect on your own productivity — and the productivity of your team. I dug into this and other productivity tips for leaders as a guest on a recent episode of The LEADx Leadership Show podcast with Kevin Kruse. Kevin is the founder + CEO of LEADx.org, which provides education […]

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The value of workflow management

Guest post by Shawn Thomas Imagine a lake filled with water so clear you can see the bottom, even at a depth of a hundred feet. Then, once you’ve taken moment to imagine that incredible scene, consider another, slightly different scene. This time, instead of crystal clear water, imagine a lake so murky that you […]

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Why Spending Money to Save Time Pays Off

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If someone gave you $40, would you spend it on stuff or on a service that helps you save time? One of those purchases will make you happier than the other one, a new study has found. And it’s not the one you might think. Researchers assigned the study participants to spend $40 one weekend […]

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3 Ways to Become More Productive

how construction teams can become more productive: interview with steve harper of ownerinsite

Recently I was interviewed by my friend, Steve Harper, to help his clients at OwnerInsite become more productive and solve some of their productivity challenges. OwnerInsite offers construction project management software, but the advice Steve pulled out of me is relevant for any busy professional. In this 13 minute interview, I explain how construction professionals (and others) can […]

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Shopping for Corporate Training? Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes

According to Training Magazine, average corporate training budgets depend on the size of the company, and range from $290,000 (fewer than 1,000 employees) to $13 million (more than 10,000 employees) annually. Throughout my 20-plus years in the corporate training industry, I consistently see mistakes—especially by smaller companies that lack learning and development expertise —that prevent […]

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Todoist Productivity App Review (& Special Offer)

Maura Nevel Thomas recommends Todoist

How do you keep track of everything that’s on your plate? Are you searching for a good productivity app for task lists? I’ve been looking forward to sharing my review of the productivity app  Todoist. I’ve been using it for the past several months, and I really love it. Below I’ll explain in this review why […]

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