Excited About a New Productivity Tool? Read This First

Have you ever thought you discovered the perfect productivity tool for yourself or your team — only to find that it didn’t really make a difference after all? In my latest article for Harvard Business Review, I explain why this happens. And I give some tips for choosing a productivity tool that you won’t abandon […]

Is Your System Missing Any of These 5 Productivity Tools?

In order to be productive, you need the right components. And there are more high-tech tools than ever before. Choosing among them can be dizzying, but there are really only a few things you need to remember. Productivity Tools One, your productivity tools have to be ones you will actually use. You have to know […]

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 […]

CRM, PIM, PCM – Oh My! What Types of Contact Managers Do You Need?

I often hear from people who are confused about a good solution for managing their contacts.  I tell them our conversation needs to begin with identifying the needs for the contacts, and I’ve found that for some people, a combination of tools is the right answer for them. The first use of contact tools is […]

Do You Need a CRM?

I was at a meeting recently and my table-mates started a discussion about contact management solutions.  I hear this often.  People need a tool to manage their contacts, so they begin to consider ACT or other CRM software.  The bigger question that people don’t consider is that of a productivity management solution, of which contacts is […]