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The Best Productivity Hack I've Found

The world is awash in productivity hacks, and I've tried many of them. But the one that stands out as making a significant difference in...

Do This Before You Criticize Someone

"This job would be easy if it weren't for the people." "Employees don't care. I have to watch them closely the entire time." "How is this...

Overcoming Perfectionism

Questions to help prevent you from making perfect the enemy of done.

Action vs Progress

A good day at work always includes meaningful progress on meaningful projects. Here's a few questions to make today a good day at work.

The Most Important Followup Question

"And what else?" Almost every good thing starts with curiosity. The ability to ask a question and genuinely listen to the answer is the...

Setbacks, and How to Overcome Them

Has your day already gone differently than you planned? Did your procrastination flair up again? Did your carefully laid plans get...

How to Fix a Bad PowerPoint Deck

We've all been there. The presenter is reading from 10pt text on a PowerPoint slide, back to the audience. All the attention in the room...

Start on Time to End on Time

One of the biggest frustrations in organizational life is the meeting that overruns its allotted time. It inhibits your colleagues’...

Are Your Employees Afraid to Speak Up?

One of my children was born via C-section, and I was alongside my wife in the operating ward. It was a routine, scheduled procedure. The...

3 Questions to Planning a Meeting Agenda

Leading well in a meeting is one of the strongest ways to communicate value to the organization and show expertise to your colleagues....