Does something as small as a 2% uptick in productivity yield any noticeable changes? The truth of time is that everyone is limited to the same twenty-four hours per day. Yet by making small tweaks to increase your productivity by just two percentage points, you can have the gift of extra time. How much? How … Continue reading “The 2% Difference That Creates Extra Time”
What happens when you and your manager aren’t aligned? It’s one thing to free yourself from the bad habit of multitasking, re-think your work routines and watch your productivity skyrocket. But what do you do when your colleagues–or even your manager–don’t exactly have the same time management skills that you do?
Picture a soccer team. Their star player is about to take a penalty kick, but he seems a little nervous. Now imagine the team manager coming out from the sidelines. He trots up to the penalty spot, takes a few steps back and—kicks the ball himself, and it flies past the goalie and into the … Continue reading “How to Delegate Effectively”
I heard the most ridiculous word the other day. In fact, it was more than ridiculous—it was dirty. Maybe you’ve heard it, too. The word is “foci.” Foci is the plural of “focus.” Yeah, you heard right. The plural. Of focus. Did you get a chuckle out of that, too?
Recently, I found myself saying the very word I’ve cautioned others against using many times. Here’s what happened. I noticed something was wrong on my website, so I reached out to my project manager, John. John’s a reliable guy and I knew he could help with this issue. My fingers were flying, as this was … Continue reading “Why “ASAP” isn’t clear communication—and what to use instead”