Monthly Archives: January 2014

Employee Productivity Tip # 3 – Breakfast of Champions


My generation grew up with Olympians gracing the cover of Wheaties’ cereal boxes. Before there were Superbowl MVPs going to Disneyworld, there were champions hoping to make the Wheaties box cover. Continue reading

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Productivity Tip # 2 – Practice Affirmative Action Everyday


Leadership requires both vision and action. A vision without action is just a dream. Action without a vision is just activity. Together they create worthwhile accomplishment with your life. How do you put them together? Practice Affirmative Action! Continue reading

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Employee Productivitiy Tip # 1 – Getting Smart with Your Phone


Smart phones are dumbing us down, especially when it comes to productivity. Every study out there confirms what we all know intuitively, switching between tasks exponentially increases the time it takes to get something done Continue reading

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Employee Engagement Tip # 6 – When to Answer a Question with a Question?


When is giving up control better than maintaining control? Answer: When you want to raise your engagement with your employees. Continue reading

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Tackling the Dreaded “I’ll Get to It When I Have Time” Project


If you are like me, organizational consolidation is the worst. Call it filing, cleaning out files, or the worst, consolidating two locations into one. These are projects that I not only dislike, I hate. Rick’s Second Law of Organization Dynamics states, “That which you hate to do always grows worse due to procrastination.” Continue reading

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My Worst Blog of the Year


This is by far the worst blog I have written this year. This is also the best blog I have written this year. This blog was written instead of watching another football game, something I love to do… Continue reading

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