leadership

  • How To Deal With The Unexpected In Your Day

    By Kevin on April 28, 2016
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    Dear Kevin, I have begun listening to your podcast recently, and I particularly liked your episode about not using to-do lists and instead, scheduling your day in 15-minute chunks. As someone who is naturally chaotic but desires discipline and order, this sounded very appealing — especially as I appreciate...

  • My $25,000 Challenge to Sir Richard Branson

    By Kevin on April 20, 2016
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    What do you do when Sir Richard Branson calls you out publicly on his blog? You challenge him to a $25,000 wager for charity, of course! Last month, I made a $25,000 bet with Sir Richard Branson that I could convince him that scheduling all tasks on your calendar is more effective than...

  • 5 Tips For Confrontation Conversations

    By Kevin on April 11, 2016
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    Would you like a powerful and lasting way to create fierce loyalty in any group setting? Do you want a master key to the hearts and minds of your next audience? In his book, Conversation Tactics: Strategies to Confront, Challenge, and Resolve, Patrick King teaches how to prepare for...

  • From Time Management To Energy Management

    By Kevin on April 4, 2016
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    I’ll let you in on a little secret: even though my new book has the words “time management” in its title, nobody can truly “manage” time. No matter what tricks or strategies you use, you will always have the same 24 hours tomorrow that you had today. 1,440 minutes....

  • 50 Writing Tips From A New York Times Bestselling Author

    By Kevin on March 29, 2016
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    One of the questions I’m asked on a daily basis is some form of, “I want to become an author. Can you help?” There are certainly better people to ask than me. But after writing hundreds of articles and nine books in 15 years—both traditionally published and self-published, both...

  • Save 8 Hours This Week With 3 Simple Questions

    By Kevin on March 29, 2016
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    Can three simple questions save you eight hours a week? In September 2013, Professors Julian Birkinshaw and Jordan Cohen shared the results of their productivity experiment in the Harvard Business Review. They found that 41 percent of knowledge workers’ time is spent on discretionary activities that weren’t personally satisfying...

  • What This Slacker Taught Me About Productivity

    By Kevin on March 21, 2016
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    In January of 2013, several news outlets reported on the remarkable story of Bob. With Bob’s programming speed and code quality, his company named him “Best Coder in the Building” and gave him an excellent performance review. He was a model employee; in his mid-40s, Bob clocked in by...

  • 7 Steps To Develop Your Full Monty Story

    By Kevin on March 15, 2016
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    Would you like a powerful and lasting way to create fierce loyalty in any group setting? Do you want a master key to the hearts and minds of your next audience? In his book, Fiercely Loyal: How High Performing Companies Develop and Retain Top Talent, author Dov Baron states...

  • Do You Have A Dysfunctional Relationship With Your Boss?

    By Kevin on February 23, 2016
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    While it’s common to disagree with a boss, or even to dislike a boss, how can we know if our relationship with our boss is never going to improve? How do we know if we should “fire” our boss, or stick it out a bit longer? I’m not talking about the obvious signs like sexual harassment or racism or clear HR violations. What if things aren’t that bad, but you aren’t sure if the devil you know is better than the next boss you don’t?
  • One Sentence Employee Engagement: 20 Words To Gain Emotional Commitment

    By Kevin on February 18, 2016
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    One Sentence Engagement? Is it truly possible to condense the science of employee engagement into a single sentence? It is and I’m about to convince you of that. But first I need to explain why I’m taking this extreme exercise in reductionism. Studying leadership and employee engagement has been...

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