Tackling Distraction With ‘The Innovation Show’

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 […]

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

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 […]

Podcast Preview: Knowledge Workers’ Productivity

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 […]

LEADx Podcast Interview: Productivity Tips for Leaders

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 […]

Dr. Edward Hallowell Interview Part 2: ADD’s Upside, the Power of Attention

Last week’s blog article featured Part 1 of my interview about busyness and distraction with Dr. Edward Hallowell, the New York Times best-selling author of “Driven to Distraction,” “CrazyBusy,” “Shine” and several other books. This week is Part 2 of our conversation. The transcript of our conversation is edited for length and clarity.  You can […]

Dr. Edward Hallowell Interview Part 1: ADD, Attention and Being ‘CrazyBusy’

I’ve long admired the work of Dr. Edward Hallowell, the New York Times best-selling author of “Driven to Distraction,” “CrazyBusy,” “Shine” and several other books. So I was honored when he joined me to talk about attention deficit disorder, how it’s changed and why so many people these days are feeling overwhelmed and distracted. This week’s […]

How to Focus When Distractions Are Everywhere

I’ve been a big fan of Dr. Ned Hallowell’s for years. So it was a thrill for me to appear on his new podcast, “Distraction.” Our topic? How to focus and manage your attention in today’s distraction-filled workplace. A psychiatrist, speaker and author, Dr. Hallowell poses this vital question about how technology affects our work: […]

Productivity Secrets for Building a Better Network

I recently had a chance to sit down (virtually) with Steve Harper and Drew Bixby, my friends and two of the founders of Promptivate, which is a fantastic new tool that makes it easy for you to strengthen your connections and add value to your network.  We discussed how to “make time” to do the […]

Talking Productivity on Fox 7 Austin

I was very excited to speak with Keri Bellacosa on Good Day Austin on the local Fox station this morning!  In the segment which was almost five minutes long, we managed to get in a discussion of why time management and information overload are outdated terms (and why “attention management” is better), and how to […]

Some Thoughts on Twitter (University Social Media Ban Conclusion)

This is Maura Thomas from RegainYourTime.com. This is the conclusion of my interview with Charles Palmer, the Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Entertainment & Learning Technologies, of Harrisburg University of Science & Technology. Please click the link at the top of the page to read the earlier parts. Please click below to hear […]