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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Empowered Productivity Training Results: Pays Off ‘Immediately’

Regain Your Time Productivity Training Case Study

Customer Spotlight: PinnacleART  Thinking about investing in productivity training for your company? You probably have lots of questions: What will employees learn? What will the results be? And how soon will you start seeing those results? Today’s article spotlights one of our great clients, PinnacleART, and their Empowered Productivity training results. PinnacleART’s Success PinnacleART has experienced dramatic […]

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My New Favorite Productivity Apps

Gate Guru: One of Maura Nevel Thomas' favorite productivity apps.

I love discovering productivity apps that help make life a little easier and more efficient. I’ve found apps that do everything from helping you manage your email to providing music that makes you more productive. Be sure to catch up on my past productivity app reviews. Today I want to introduce you to three of […]

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How to Retain Star Performers

Employee retention is business leaders’ top concern right now. In a competitive job market, how can your company retain star performers, making sure they are are happy and that they don’t leave for greener pastures? Raises can be part of the equation, but other perks that don’t cost money can also be helpful.  Also, are you considering employee […]

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4 Mistakes to Avoid at Your Corporate Offsite Meeting

Your company's conference or annual meeting should help improve productivity or lead to other gains, productivity expert Maura Nevel Thomas says.

I present and train at corporate offsite events and meetings of all sizes, and I’ve seen many that could have been improved. To prevent you from making the same mistakes, this is the second half of my two-part article on improving your annual corporate offsite meeting. According to Harvard Business Review, “a successful off-site can align executives, galvanize corporate performance, […]

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3 Steps to Improve Your Annual Meeting

Lots of articles have been written about how to improve meetings, but they’re mostly about the day-t0-day meetings you have at your organization. Not a lot has been written about your biggest and most expensive meeting: your annual corporate conference. Yet this is a large expense with lasting consequences. It can inspire and motivate employees, or it can […]

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Productivity Improvement Techniques to Help You Work Fewer Hours

Productivity expert Maura Nevel Thomas shares productivity improvement techniques to help you work fewer hours.

Does working only 40 hours (or less!) per week seem like an impossible dream? Are you convinced that your career will suffer if you don’t work “all the time?”  Limiting your hours so that you can have a balanced life is actually very possible, if you use the right productivity improvement techniques. I shared some tips on improving […]

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Work Without Walls Review: A ‘Must-Read’

  My latest book, Work Without Walls, has been steadily gaining momentum since its launch in February. It’s great to see the book resonating with readers and reviewers who want to learn how to create thriving, productive workplace cultures. I’m especially excited about the latest Work Without Walls review. The influential Kirkus Reviews calls the […]

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