Streamline for Better Productivity

Though it may seem counter-intuitive, our biggest gains often do not come through expansion....more

Why I Can't Imagine My Life Without Evernote

I love Evernote. There, I said it....more
OMG, where has this been all my life?! This is going to be SUCH a help to me now that I have ...more

Avoiding Common Productivity Traps

We are working really hard, pushing ourselves to achieve more and yet we just can’t seem to get it together. Maybe it’s not that we’re not working hard enough as the voice in our head might claim.  In reality it’s just that we fall victim to the myriad of productivity pitfalls that plague our days.Perhaps the simplest way to increase our productivity is to avoid some of the most common productivity traps:...more

Why White Space is Too Important to Ignore

Allow white-space in your calendar. I know that sounds blasphemous but really nothing substantial happens in a vacuum. Nothing new can be created unless there is room to allow for forward movement. Too much of anything, even good things are still too much....more

Productivity Tips for Writers: 15 tasks you can get done in 10 minutes or less

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” ~ William Penn   Ever heard the theory that time is wasted in minutes, not hours? It's true.  How often do you find yourself at home, in the car or out in your community waiting for something to happen in ten minutes?...more

Why You Need Women Leading In Your Organization - A Summary of the Data

I’m a woman and I like to hear about women making it big in business, but I keep running across data that says that we still aren’t up there with the guys – despite “overwhelming evidence” that companies that have women in leadership roles outperform those who don’t. ...more

Dr. Jean

All the data is starting to point to the impact of women being present in any group ...more

5 Ways To Improve Your Productivity Right Now: Part 2

People used to believe it was impossible to run a mile in less than four minutes. It was called the “Four-Minute-Mile Barrier.” For many years, athletes tried to break this barrier, and no one could do it; in fact, there was a multitude of scientific evidence to support the fact that it couldn’t be done. Then in 1964, Roger Bannister, a British medical student, broke the barrier. As you’d suspect, it was a huge deal and made headlines in the world of sports. Guess what happened after he did it? Yep—a lot of people started doing the very same thing—several athletes that year. Why?...more

5 Ways To Improve Your Productivity Right Now: Part 1

When you believe that something is impossible to do, you don’t even try, or you do it half-heartedly. So when it doesn’t work, given your low level of effort, you do what? You say, “See, I told you I couldn’t do it.” “It’s impossible! I knew it was!” This is the famous self-fulfilling prophecy. If you think you can get better and be more productive, then you can, and you will.Here are the first three of five opportunities for you to make immediate positive change:...more

4 Steps to Prepare for Tomorrow’s Work Day

Many of us check the weather to see the forecast so we know what to wear or if we will need a jacket, umbrella or sunscreen. We ask in advance about the dress code for certain events. We prepare in advance for many things, so why not prepare for tomorrow?  Here are four things you can do to prepare for tomorrow, whether at home or at the office. ...more

Procrastination Control?

*Reposted from the Nine Naughty Novelists 3/13/2011*...more