Time Management

Put An End To Useless Meetings: Stop Politicking. Start Solving

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If you read this blog, you know that I hate useless meetings. I talk about how much I hate them a lot. And, I try to make recommendations to help my readers make them less useless. Unfortunately, useless meetings are a lot like a bad smell. You can’t just wave around a candle and have the problem solved. Maybe it’s…

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Want Better Leadership Team Meetings? Learn to Solve Your Issues

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Want Better Leadership Team Meetings? Learn to Solve Your Issues   I want to start by dragging the ugly truth into the cold, hard light of day. According to interviews by the Harvard Business Review only 5% of leadership team members think their company had a rigorous system for keeping their meetings focused. 12% believed…

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Refuse To Let Your Meetings Suck

I work with a team that has amazing meetings.  All the time.  Every meeting.  And do you know how they do it? They make a commitment at the beginning of every meeting that everyone there will do whatever it takes to accomplish something HUGE in the meeting. Think about it for a second.  If you’re…

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Task Management

How many times have you begun the day with a small set of priorities that you want to accomplish, only to find that by the end of the day that you had totally forgotten about them and none of them got accomplished?  It’s a great practice to have your most important daily tasks identified, but…

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The critical question when setting great goals

  The critical question when setting great goals   The easiest thing in the world to do is to set a lousy goal.  You’ve probably done it before, and if you manage people you’ve almost definitely seen it happen. What makes for a lousy goal?  Ambiguity and generalities.  See if any of these “goals” sound…

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The Recipe for Ending the Endless Conversation

Some people have no problem ending a conversation.  Once they deem the conversation over they walk away, slam down the phone, turn back to their computer, or do any number of things that the more genteel among us might consider rude.  And most of the time, rude is bad. So if you’re trying to keep…

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Master Your Email Inbox with One Simple Rule

If you’re like so many people, your email inbox is one of the most serious time sucks – and energy sucks – of your day.  Ask yourself: Do you leave your email inbox open all the time on my computer screen? If not, do you check your inbox incessantly to make sure that nothing new…

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Stop annoying interruptions. You know you want to…

Do you keep regular office hours?   If you don’t, you’re making it easier for people to interrupt you, and harder for yourself to get things done. I assume that you spend time in your business.  Probably a lot of time, and maybe more time than you’d like.  When I say “keep office hours” I don’t…

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