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#295 – The Productivity Rule To Rule Them All

#295 – The Productivity Rule To Rule Them All

The story goes that back in 1918, the businessman Charles M. Schwab invited the productivity consultant Ivy Lee to advise him (1). Lee asked for 15 minutes with each of his executives. When asked what it would cost him, he replied “Nothing, unless it works. After 3...
#294 – What Works For Kids

#294 – What Works For Kids

They say that kids thrive on routine and structure in many areas of their lives such as bedtime, activities, eating, etc. When there is no concept of time yet, it’s hard to understand what’s coming up next. Some friends suggested using a picture calendar to help our...
#279 – Saving A Day For

#279 – Saving A Day For

Have you ever found your day chopped up? From client meeting to a call? From some research to producing a presentation? As I looked over my calendar, I often felt that my day was divided into many different tasks. This often involved multitasking and transitioning...
#229 – Respecting Someone’s Time

#229 – Respecting Someone’s Time

“If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter” – Blaise Pascal  Many people think that Money is their most valuable resource. But is it really?  The counter to this is that Time is the most valuable resource. You can always earn money but once Time...
#225 – Killing Two Birds

#225 – Killing Two Birds

I love it when I kill two birds with one stone. Come to think of it, that saying is a bit dramatic and morbid. Maybe I should say, I love it when I get a couple of things done at the same time instead. My most obvious one is when I’m out running and I’m listening to...