Category: productivity

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The Top 5 Workplace-Productivity Killers

While the beautifully designed spaces and free coffee of the modern workplace might not look like a 19th century sweatshop, it might still feel that way to employees slogging through their to-do...

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Employees 101: Increase Productivity in the Workplace

The exodus of employees from poorly run companies is a very old story—probably older than the story of the Exodus itself. In the Bible, the tale of The Exodus begins with an...

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The Elusive Work-Life Balance

We all know that accomplishing and maintaining a good work-life balance is an essential part of living a healthy and fulfilled lifestyle. Yet, it’s more difficult than ever. If we know how...

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5 Simple Meeting Engagement Ideas

Upon Captain Picard’s one-word command “Engage,” his crew would immediately propel the Starship Enterprise forward and launch it into space at warp speed. Getting team members to engage during meetings can be...

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How To Make Meetings Productive Again

Recently, a friend of mine posted a list of current pet peeves on her blog. These were her top four: unnecessary meetings, boring meetings, long meetings, and meetings. I don’t think her...

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Book Review: The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

In our busy world, how do you stay on top of things?  Before computers, we created lists, and then we had pocket organizers that helped us.   With the growth of technology, we...

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Positive Tension

When we speak of Impact in CMOE’s Coaching Skills Model, or in Coaching TIPS2™, we call this step the So What? skill.  It is the “ah-ha” moment when team members realize that...

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Making a Good Idea Better

Any productive strategy starts with an idea and then blossoms with innovative thinking but needs more if it is to come to fruition.  I was at work one day a few years...

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Too Many Hats, Not Enough Heads

Rumor has it that smaller staffs, with people wearing more “hats,” is the new normal since the economic downtrend. Perhaps this is not very far from the truth. You no longer see...

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Hitting Performance Targets Because They’re There

Outside of work, people are highly motivated to stretch their mental and physical limits. They complete triathalons in record time, ride dog sleds across frozen tundra, and climb mountain peaks few have...

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