Articles on: Productivity

Closing the Door of Distraction: How to Improve Listening in a Noisy Virtual World

As the world has learned to embrace the normalcy of virtual meetings, it has literally opened the flood gates for distractions.  It’s a level far beyond the occasional glancing at your phone under the table during that important company meeting!  Today, when it comes to distractions that keep you from listening during a meeting, the […]

Can You Beat the Tyranny of the Urgent?

We all face the Tyranny of the Urgent, but as a business owner, if you can’t find a way to beat it then you’re going to end up in a bad situation, unable to grow, exhausted and ultimately killing your business. What is the Tyranny of the Urgent? It’s a concept that minister / author […]

Want to be productive? Take a break…

Are you taking healthy breaks while you work?  Are you taking any breaks at all?  The isolation that has accompanied a lot of the new normal work environments has set a stage that could easily remove something we all need to do throughout the day.  Take a break. Though there was a lot of uncertainty […]

Disconnecting for the good…

Disconnecting.   When is the last time you really disconnected?  Certainly, over the last several months we all have experienced different levels of being disconnected, but for the most part we are very much still connected.   If you are reading this, you’re connected. We all recognize the power of leveraging technology in our businesses and daily […]

Busy? Are you out of control?

It seems like everywhere you look, anyone you might talk to, people are busy. And not just kind of busy, but crazy busy. Busy to the point that they are feeling exhausted. Busy to the point that they are miserable, neglecting things that make them happy or make them feel good (longer walks, the time […]

Can you create a sense of urgency?

Have you ever felt like your team wasn’t all that productive? I have a client who’s been struggling with that for a while now. He has a great team helping to run the business but there’s a strong feeling that they tend to coast most of the time. They’re ‘busy’ but it’s not clear that […]