13 02, 2018

Do you have this phobia?

It’s not uncommon to have a phobia. But you may have this one and not even know it. Kakorrhaphiophobia is the fear of failure—and who doesn’t have a little of that, am I right? Interestingly enough, the major symptom of kakorrhaphiophobia isn’t actual failure—it’s paralysis. You don’t do anything because you’re afraid you might fail [...]

8 02, 2018

Here’s the one undisputed test of a leader

If there is one indisputable test of a leader, it’s the results she or he produces. As Henry Ford once said: You cannot build a reputation on what you’re going to do. Intent without action is just daydreaming. People who are leaders get results. I’ve always thought that any decision well-implemented is better than a [...]

7 02, 2018

Can you be a leader without a title?

How many of you feel you’re not a leader because you don’t have a “leader’s title”? When we think of what a “leader’s title” is, we often confuse it with a “boss’s title” such as manager, director, president, or CEO. But there’s a difference between being a boss and being a leader—to start off, you [...]

26 10, 2017

3 steps to reaching the top

Mountain climbers have known it all along: Reaching the top involves performing three steps over and over again. These are the same steps that will help you implement and manage change in your company. Not far from our downtown Salt Lake City offices are the Wasatch Mountains that offer world-class skiing and several of the [...]

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 [...]

13 07, 2017

How asking the right questions can help smooth out the implementation dip

We’ve worked closely with hundreds of organizations as they’ve implemented our CRM platform, and the implementation dip can be frustrating and even slow down productivity, and that’s concerning—especially since we’re a productivity company. Have you heard of the implementation dip? Let’s try an experiment Pick up a pen or pencil with your dominant hand—for example, [...]

7 07, 2017

System vs process: What’s the difference?

Business process management is a systematic approach to making an organization's workflow more effective, more efficient, and more capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment. To improve your workflow, you need to know the difference between a system and a process. System vs Process When’s the last time you took a bus? In most cities, buses [...]

16 12, 2016

Dare to take your own year’s-end inventory

Before you start choosing goals for the new year, it’s important to step back and take a look at the year that's finishing—take a personal inventory, add it all up, and see how you did. After all, businesses take inventories regularly to recalibrate, confirm, and set themselves up for a successful future—so should people. What were [...]

18 08, 2016

Do you have karkorrhaphiophbia?

Karkorrhaphiophbia is the fear of failure—and who doesn’t have a little of that, am I right? Interestingly enough, the major symptom of karkorrhaphiophbia isn’t actual failure—it’s paralysis. You don’t do anything because you’re afraid you might fail at it. Two gifts Over the years, life will offer you many gifts. Two of the more valuable [...]

29 06, 2016

How does your team answer these five questions?

At your next team meeting, ask these five important questions: Can we speak up and take risks without feeling insecure or embarrassed? Can we count on each other to do high-quality work on time? Are goals, roles, and execution plans on our time clear? Are we working on something that is personally important for each [...]

24 06, 2016

60 seconds with Sage Agbonkhese…

Why did you choose to become a productivity expert? I chose to be a productivity expert because analyzing my decisions is a natural part of who I am. So, that when I train every day, I can react to life situations in the moment with precision. I want to share that technique with others like [...]

13 06, 2016

60 seconds with Bill Walsh…

Why did you choose to become a productivity expert? I became highly productive once I realized I had to focus on only doing things that I was absolutely the best at. It became very clear to me that if I continued to do busy work I would never have the time to complete my most [...]