Project Management

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10 ways to delegate effectively every time

By |May 25th, 2017|

“Virtually every top executive has honed to a fine art the instinct to delegate. It’s as basic as breathing.” (Stephanie Winston, Organized for Success, 2004).

All […]

7 Questions to Ask When Purging Your Home or Office

By |March 8th, 2016|

There is an epidemic of too much stuff in North American homes. A University of California study recently reported 75 percent of garages could not […]

3 Habits to Kick in 2016

By |January 18th, 2016|

January is classic for New Year’s resolutions. Although sadly, a good chunk of these are forgotten by February. Research suggests that only 8% of us […]

Preparing for the Holidays Like a Pro

By |November 18th, 2014|

The Holiday Season is supposed to be a time for celebration and fun.   I want to relax and have fun during the holidays.   But some […]

Finishing Strong: 8 Tips for Avoiding Delays Driven by Others

By |November 18th, 2014|

The end of the year will be here before we know it and we all have some projects we’d like to wrap up before the […]

Why we need to eat frogs for breakfast

By |October 2nd, 2013|

“You need to eat a frog every morning” was my main message earlier today while chatting with my client Mary. She was, not surprisingly, a […]

Does Procrastination Boil Down To Temptation?

By |November 9th, 2011|

If someone was to offer us $50 or $100, most of us would gladly take $100. There is nothing quite like a cool, crisp c-note.  Same deal applies if someone offers us $50 today versus $100 tomorrow –  most of us would choose to wait one day for the higher pay-out.

But as the wait time increases, most of us change our mind. If someone offered us $50 today versus $100 in a year, most would choose $50 today. The dollar difference remains the same, but something about the delayed reward prompts us to choose the immediate pay-out.

Even Kids Find it Hard to Resist Temptation

Not surprisingly, kids are no better off. A rather ‘cold-hearted’ group of Stanford researchers asked children to resist eating a marshmallow right in front of them. They told the children that they would get two marshmallows if they simply waited for 15 minutes. Then the researchers left the room and watched the children squirm. The request proved to be far too tempting for most children who gobbled up the single marshmallow within minutes. […]

Leading Productive Teams

By |January 10th, 2011|

I have always said that having a strong, productive team is the best way to achieve great things. 

Establishing a strong team has been a strong […]

5 Steps to Improving Team Productivity

By |January 10th, 2011|

Resolutions aside, wouldn’t it be nice to feel really productive, I mean really productive in 2011?  Your team is your best source of leverage so […]

Incrementalism—the new science of getting things done

By |November 4th, 2010|

We are all bombarded with demands on a daily, almost hourly, basis.  Deciding how to prioritize and complete tasks can profoundly impact our productivity and […]