Productivity

The power of staying connected even when we’re apart

By |2020-05-19T18:31:26+00:00May 5th, 2020|Communication, High-performance, Productivity, Teamwork|

Despite the many benefits associated with working from home, this type of work arrangement can also lead to teams who feel somewhat disconnected from each other and team members who feel lonely. Here are 3 tips to help you stay connected with teammates while working from home.

What can zebras teach us about thriving in this new reality?

By |2020-04-08T13:40:41+00:00April 8th, 2020|Mindset, Productivity, Resilience, stress, Thrive|

We know stress is caused by the anticipation of future possibilities, and as humans, we prefer to sit in certainty. So, how do we cope in the midst of a global pandemic where there is no shortage of uncertainty?

How to apply the Simplify Filter to work and life

By |2020-02-25T19:45:57+00:00February 25th, 2020|Goals, Home Productivity, Personal Productivity, Productivity, Routine, Schedule Management, stress, Time Management|

Do you ever feel as though your day runs you instead of the other way around? When we are pulled in many directions (as so many of us are), it may feel like we have no control over our own time. We find ourselves working longer, waking up earlier, and generally feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Anyone who juggles multiple priorities knows this feeling. When things get like this for me, I have a handy little tool I like to use to get me back on track and reclaim control. It’s my filter. The Simplify Filter, that is. Here's how it works...

Ready to power off and try a phone diet?

By |2019-12-17T22:35:27+00:00December 16th, 2019|Communication, Email, High-performance, Mindset, Motivation, Personal Productivity, Productivity, Routine, stress, Time Management|

Do you ever wish we had our own “off” button so we could power down and recharge like our phones? Why not try a phone diet with me? This could be exactly the kind of reboot we need throughout the holidays - or any time of year.

3 ways to motivate yourself to do work you don’t want to do

By |2019-11-05T20:52:28+00:00November 4th, 2019|High-performance, Motivation, Personal Productivity, Procrastination, Productivity, Schedule Management, Time Management|

No matter how much you love what you do, you are likely to come across some tasks you simply don’t love doing. It’s tempting to put off this type of work until tomorrow. But odds are you won’t be any more inclined to tackle the task after another rotation of the earth. Here are three simple and effective strategies to get motivated to take on work you don't want to do.

Taking a vacation? Don’t forget to pack your routine

By |2019-07-25T13:07:29+00:00July 24th, 2019|High-performance, Home Productivity, Productivity, Routine, Schedule Management, stress, Time Management|

There are many benefits to building and keeping a routine. Routines help reduce our stress and ensure we make every minute count by blocking time for our top priorities. Many successful people follow a routine seven days a week – even on vacations – treating this ritual as their secret weapon in professional success. If you’re getting ready to head out on vacation, you may want to consider bringing your routine (or at least some of it) with you.

Is it time to ban idle chit chat? (My answer may surprise you)

By |2019-03-20T15:58:52+00:00March 19th, 2019|Communication, High-performance, Leadership, Management, Productivity, stress, Teamwork, workplace culture|

It seems everyone is short on time these days. We are running at turbo speed and yet it still seems there isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. Not surprisingly, we are all on alert to spot low-value time sucks we can eliminate from our days. Idle chit chat is often considered an easy target. On the surface, this vague chatter appears to be a waste of time. Time to reconsider? Here are six reasons why (seemingly) aimless conversations are a productive and meaningful contributor to our satisfaction at work.

3 ways to gauge (and improve) the health of your professional relationships

By |2019-02-13T15:05:56+00:00February 12th, 2019|Communication, High-performance, Leadership, Productivity, Teamwork, workplace culture|

Positive interactions with our colleagues not only drive productivity, they also make us enjoy coming to work. While healthy relationships may appear to be a bonus, in fact, strong interpersonal bonds are the foundation of a high-performance team. These three conditions help us build healthy relationships.

6 reasons why small steps are the best way to tackle big goals

By |2019-01-15T23:06:22+00:00January 15th, 2019|Goals, High-performance, Leadership, Management, Personal Productivity, Productivity, Project Management|

Don't underestimate the power of small steps in leading us to our big goals. Breaking big tasks into smaller, attainable steps is key to getting started. Once we achieve some early success, our momentum grows and this leads to meaningful progress. Whether we are preparing for a big presentation, undertaking a home renovation or trying to be more fit, here are 6 reasons why small steps are the best way to tackle our big goals.