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One Tip to Eliminate Procrastination

One tip to eliminate procrastination is to avoid large blocks of empty time in your calendar.  A three or four-hour block of empty time...

The Quickest Way to Accomplish More

The quickest way to accomplish more is to schedule your priorities. Productivity is primary an activity in subtraction, not addition, so...

How to Set Up Your Desk

Most of us are knowledge workers, meaning our value to the organization is not the material we produce with our hands, but the quality of...

Two Reasons to Aim for Excellence

Every attempt to become more effective in your work should be grounded in something more than just, "well  I want to make more money/get...

How to Make the Most of a Mentor

The best way to make the most of a mentor is to ask process-focused questions more than outcome-focused questions. Process focused...

Practice Makes Progress

*For those of you following along with the Effective Presenter series, thank you! This'll be the last entry for now. For access to...

The First Step to Speaking with Impact

The first step to speaking with impact is writing your way to clarity first. In other words, if you wing it, it will suck. The attention...

Give Me a Lever Long Enough...

My back fence needed to be stained recently. So after 45 minutes of YouTube tutorials, two trips to the hardware store, five hours of...

Who Does What by When

If you are struggling to gain traction in your projects with your team, begin asking this question: who does what by when? Each meeting,...

Strategic Mediocrity

Decide what you're not going to be good at.  Be strategically mediocre. Many of us carry around an expectation of ourselves as...

The Power of PreDecision

Last night was my turn to make dinner. It had been a long day and I was already drained from all the decisions made and emotions managed...