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Getting More By Doing Less

It almost sounds counter intuitive, doesn’t it? The thought of increasing productivity by doing less just doesn’t seem possible, but it is. We live in such complicated and chaotic times. Finding ways to break away from hectic schedules and busy lifestyles makes a lot of sense. Here are a few thoughts on how simplifying can […]

Getting the Right Things Done

Getting the right things done is the key indicator for being effective. It’s not the quantity of work one accomplishes in the course of a day but rather the quality of the work that determines value and real productivity. In order to make sure our focus is on achievement and not activity, we have to […]

TIme Mastery vs. Time Management

Why do some people seem to get so much more done during the course of the day than others? We all have the same number of hours to work with. The answer is actually quite simple. Since time mastery is the currency of achievement it stands to reason that those who accomplish more during the […]

2 Keys to Performance Improvement

In a Harvard Business Review article titled “Beware the Busy Manager,” researchers Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal found that only about 10% of managers are actually moving their companies forward. They refer to this golden 10% as “purposeful managers”. These are the men and women who make the seemingly impossible happen. Purposeful managers share two […]

Urgent or Important?

We live in a time when we think we’re productive based on the number of items we can check off our to do lists. Most of us are on the run from the time we wake up in the morning until late in the evening when we click off the late night news. Our days […]

Trying to Do Everything Is a Recipe for Disaster

We live in a time when we think we’re productive based on the number of items we can check off our to-do lists. Most of us are on the run from the time we wake up in the morning until late in the evening when we click off the late night news. Our days are […]

Five Keys for Getting Organized

In a recent post I made the case that effectiveness can be learned. I also included a bottom line definition of effectiveness as: “Getting the right things done.” As you know from previous articles and from the core message of my book, “Moving from Activity to Achievement,” I believe strongly that just being busy and […]

5 Keys For Getting Organized

You’ve heard me quote Peter Drucker saying: “The only way to get the future you want is to create it.” This quote suggests you have more control of your life and over the events of your life – specifically your time – than you may be giving yourself credit for. One of the ways we’re […]

Build a Productive Day

Six Ways to Build a Productive Day Believe it or not, it takes just as much work to have a productive day as it does to have an unproductive one. The difference lies in being able to take charge of your day, instead of having your day take charge of you. Here are six ways […]

Create a Stop Doing List

Create a Stop Doing List Getting the right things done is the mark of effective managers. As we’ve discussed on many occasions, it’s not the quantity of work one accomplishes in the course of a day but rather the quality of the work that determines value and real productivity. In order to make sure our […]