Reduce Stress By Embracing Attention Management

If you’re like many knowledge workers today, you feel stuck in crisis mode. You’re getting more harried and overwhelmed by the day. But the organizational skills you’ve been taught, like time management, aren’t helping anymore. You need a new strategy to reduce stress, raise your productivity and just keep from burning out. That key skill […]

Why You Don’t Need More Time Management Tips

My latest article for Harvard Business Review is based on something that happens to me a lot as a productivity trainer: Executives want me to teach their team time management tips and techniques to help them be more productive. But, in talking to them, it becomes clear that their staff doesn’t need time management tips […]

Don’t Leave Company Productivity To Chance

Work-life management skills for personal and company productivity are not taught in school and, as a result, workers are often left to their own devices (sticky notes, flags in email, writing and reviewing paper lists, etc.) with mixed results. There are too many sticky notes, endless paper lists, and urgent emails which are really tasks […]

Is “Effective Meetings” an OxyMoron?

How to Ensure Productive Meetings, whether you’re the host or an attendee It doesn’t have to be, although that seems to be status quo in larger companies these days, and sometimes even in smaller ones.  Here are some things to consider to make meetings at your organization more effective. As yourself if it’s appropriate to […]

Productivity and Company Culture

Earlier in my career, and now again, I find myself working with either small companies (less than 50 employees) or divisions within larger companies, which often operate as small companies within a larger framework.  And I’ve discovered that individual productivity (workload management) has a significant impact on the culture in the company or department. It […]