16 01, 2018

Oh grate! Another boring meeting? You knead to know the two pizza rule!

Spicing up your meetings isn't complicated. Here's an idea you "knead." What does having a meeting and having a pizza have in common? Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calls it the “two pizza rule.” And it's simple: Bezos says that the more people you pack into the meeting, the less productive the meeting will likely be. The [...]

9 11, 2017

Get a grip on life: Two ways your mission statement gives you traction

When it comes to our productivity, it isn’t usually some sort of large event that throws us off, but rather, the loss of traction. A personal mission statement will give your life traction. Have you ever attended a demolition derby? Few things are more American than taking an old car, fixing it up, and then [...]

31 10, 2017

3 ways to improve communication today

Streamlining communication can definitely increase your personal productivity. In the NBC Sitcom “The Office” at one point one of the characters, Kevin Malone, decides to increase his productivity. Much to the chagrin of his coworkers he does this by eliminating what he deems to be unnecessary words. As he says, “Why waste time say lot [...]

24 10, 2017

Is it time to renovate your personal productivity?

If it’s been a while since you’ve updated your task list or appointment calendar, it may be time for a productivity renovation. Have you ever renovated your home or at least watched one of the many TV series about renovating? Often we'll launch these massive renovations when we find that our homes have been damaged [...]

10 10, 2017

How memory impacts your productivity

When I say memory, what do you think of?  Do you think of a computer chip? The human brain? That song from the musical “Cats”? There are many different types of memory When it comes to computer memory, there are two main types, RAM or “Random Access Memory” and Primary Storage Memory. RAM allows the [...]

4 10, 2017

Why you need a centralized database to be successful

If you are part of a growing company, you need a centralized database to be successful. There are many reasons that you might decide you’re ready for a centralized database and many benefits that you’ll get out of having one. You’ll be able to: Find information more quickly. Simplify your IT infrastructure. Have more accurate [...]

3 10, 2017

What do the “Productivity Whizzes” do that you don’t?

Have you ever met those people who just seem to naturally productive? They seem to always be busy achieving amazing things. If you’re anything like me, you may have felt a little envious toward these people who seem to effortlessly float from one accomplishment to another. I’ll let you in on a little secret I’ve [...]

20 09, 2017

Create a culture of Assertive Respectful communication

Effective communication is the real work of leadership—and a skill you can learn. Learning how to engage Assertive Respectful communication will improve every aspect of your life. Do you have any processes that aren’t yielding the results you were hoping for? Most of us do, right? S0, what do you do about it? Is it [...]