Category Archives: Productivity
After we stopped blushing…
“Lean” and “agile” can sometimes have connotations of haste and incompleteness, but for karma, that’s a virtue, not a drawback.
A Method that is Helping Sales People Save Time
How much time and effort is spent in the wrong places? Sales practices are best defined by a system. A system needs to be structured in such a way to help coordinate your efforts and the efforts of others within your business, and to help become more time efficient through activities that yield great return yet require less thought and creation.
Now! Organize Your Area in One Sitting
Perhaps one of the most unproductive events of the work day is the time spent looking for stuff. Documents, paperwork, and even writing tools are not always there right when you need them.
Be Alert or Have Your Day Hijacked
“Work smarter, not harder,” is perhaps the best advice anyone gave anybody, and teaches us the value of our time. Often activity is confused with accomplishment.
Dominating and Destroying Delays
Nothing is more frustrating than being delayed. In this day and age, the business world moves fast, and time is seldom a luxury that we can waste. We travel through the day, placing check marks next to the things we accomplish, but every now and then, we run into speed-bumps. Some of them are avoidable, …Continue Reading
The Dangers Of Shuffling
Let’s examine this scene for a moment: A business man sits at his desk, his tie loosened from frustration and his hands shuffling though files in one drawer, then another. He searches though his phone until he finds the right number and finally gets a hold of a partner. He asks for a certain document, …Continue Reading
The Multi-Tasking Mistake
With the high speed that the business world often requires us to operate at, we find ourselves trying to keep up by multitasking our lives. Have you ever found yourself writing a document on your laptop while talking to a customer on your phone? Have you ever stopped to consider how many words you got …Continue Reading
Is Technology To Blame?
Technology has accelerated business into a new era. Information travels at the speed of light and arrives at the push of a button. Smart phones, tablets, netbooks, and the Internet are responsible for the way we conduct business. So you have to ask yourself: Why is it that we still struggle to accomplish so much? …Continue Reading
Warning: A Lust For Lists
The New Year has always been thought of as a time of change and new direction. We make huge lists of resolutions and plans of what want to change. Sometimes that’s as far as we go yet we have to take things a step further in order to accomplish our lists for this upcoming year. …Continue Reading
Break for Perspective: The Hub of Relationship Management
“There are times when the best appointment you keep is with yourself.” The strongest relationship management tool? Time with yourself making sure your systems and focus are aligned to make your goals – inevitable. Many, especially those responsible for driving sales or those who are entrepreneurs, find it challenging, if not frustrating, during this week. …Continue Reading