leadership

  • 2 Major Keys To Productivity From 2 Superfast Writers

    By Kevin on June 14, 2016
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    I am a writer. I write slowly. This is a problem, because I am a writer. About a year ago, I tracked my productivity and learned that I write on average 500 words per hour. Most professional writers produce at least twice that amount. So in order to make...

  • Live Life Truly Present

    By Kevin on June 14, 2016
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    Are you living your life truly present? Do you wear different masks depending on whether you are at work, home or posting on social media? Rob B. Lowe is an Australian safety professional and life coach who offers tips and advice through his Maximum Life Club. According to Lowe many of...

  • How To Talk To Your Boss About Productivity

    By Kevin on May 31, 2016
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    Do you blame your boss for your inability to get more done at work? One of my core productivity principles is to stop checking email all throughout the day, and to turn off the vibrations, dings and other notifications we get with every new message. Shelby told me, “I...

  • My 3 Minutes In Sub-Freezing Cryotherapy

    By Kevin on May 31, 2016
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    I’m standing naked, except for my boxer shorts, staring at the cryotherapy chamber that is about to engulf me in sub-freezing liquid nitrogen. I’m terrified. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I was this scared. The 20-something year old woman standing next to me gives me two...

  • How To Sleep Better: It Ain’t About 8 Hours A Night

    By Kevin on May 25, 2016
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    Would you like to get more from your six hours of sleep than what others get from a full eight hours? Did you know that quality sleep is the magic behind effective weight loss, a more youthful appearance, decreased risk of stroke, better mental health, better memory and more? When I interviewed hundreds of...

  • 10 Things Highly Successful Leaders Don’t Do

    By Kevin on May 18, 2016
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    Most leaders have been taught the same old precepts: have an “open door” policy, rally around a common vision, make your employees happy and on and on. What if there was a better, faster, easier way to succeed as a leader? Based on my experience as a serial entrepreneur—having built...

  • How To Deal With Other People’s Emotional Baggage

    By Kevin on May 16, 2016
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    Have you ever walked away from a conversation with a co-worker or family member shaking your head and wondering, “Where did that come from?” In their new book, HeadTrash 2: Dealing with and Overcoming Other People’s Junk, authors Tish Squillaro and Tim Thomas offer practical tips for identifying and dealing with...

  • 4 Ways To Improve Your Open Door Policy

    By Kevin on May 9, 2016
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    In part one of this two-part article, I explained why successful leaders don’t have an open door policy (i.e., the practice of leaving their office doors “open” so that employees feel welcome to stop by at any time to meet informally, ask questions, or share feedback). While the goals are noble,...

  • A UPS Drivers Secrets To Employee Engagement

    By Kevin on May 3, 2016
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    Does your team lack cohesion? Do you often ask yourself if your employees are even taking you seriously? Would you like to transform your “me” culture into a “we” culture? In his new book, Leadership Lessons from a UPS Driver: Delivering a Culture of We, Not Me, former UPS International...

  • It’s Time You Close Your Open Door Policy

    By Kevin on May 3, 2016
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    What if one of the most widely revered management practices was completely wrong? Is it possible that the “open door policy” is harmful to managers and individual contributors alike? Could it be that the “open door” just enables individual contributors to delegate their problems back onto management? An open...

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