Latest "productivity" Posts

#742 Benefits of Starting Your Workday Early

The most successful people I know are early risers. Think about the benefits of starting your workday early: no interruptions, quiet office, and your day is in full swing when everyone else arrives.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Get things done, Podcasts, productivity.

#738 Busy vs. Productive

When thinking about the concept of busy vs. productive, realize that busy is irrelevant. It’s all about what you accomplish.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Get things done, Podcasts, productivity.

Being Busy

Westerners, especially workers here in the U.S., seem to be addicted to being busy. We derive self-importance from being busy and even choose to wear it as a badge of honor.

What are we busy doing: attending meetings, putting out proverbial fires, dealing with personnel, doing paperwork? As we are busy doing these tasks, how effectively are we moving through them?

Have you noticed when you have a deadline, you always find a way to get things done in the time allotted? If you have a mountain of tasks to complete the day before you leave for vacation, that day becomes incredibly productive.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in balance, Disconnect, Get things done, Life balance, productivity.

#723 Eliminating Fear At Work

If you succeed in eliminating fear at work, people will focus more on their role and less on office politics. The result is greater productivity. This week we discuss how to make this happen.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in fear, Management, managing people, Podcasts, productivity, reduce stress.

Fear in the Workplace

The biggest impediment to creating a great work environment is fear in the workplace. Fear causes people to justify their actions, “suck up” to superiors, and “cover their asses,” all of which negatively impact productivity, security, and job- satisfaction.

If we can mitigate fear we can help to create a great work environment. Here are some thoughts on how to do it:

Make merit the basis for promotion

If someone gets promoted, nobody should be surprised at the decision. Promotions should not be based on corporate politics or favoritism. If you are in a management role, merit should be the sole driver for getting ahead and ensure your people understand this.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Job security, Management, managing people, productivity, Uncategorized.

#682 Prioritize Your Tasks

If you take the time to prioritize your tasks you will be far more productive.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in accomplish more, Podcasts, productivity.

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