• 7 Ways To Politely Say No To ‘Cup of Coffee’ Requests

    By Kevin on June 6, 2016

    “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” —Warren Buffett If you’re a consultant, author, coach, or highly successful in your field, you undoubtedly get emails and LinkedIn messages from people who want to talk to you. And as...

  • How To Sync Outlook Calendar With Google Calendar

    By Kevin on December 9, 2015

    Ultra-productive people don’t use to-do lists, but they DO live from their calendars. Time blocking and planning and working from your calendar is key. But what if you’re using two different calendars, one for work and one for personal? One of my productivity students, Karen, specifically asked me, “My...

  • The Productivity Secret That Enables Jack Dorsey To Run Two Companies At Once

    By Kevin on November 3, 2015

    Jack Dorsey was named CEO (again) of Twitter last month, and he’ll continue to hold the same title at pre-IPO Square. How can Dorsey run two companies when most of us struggle to keep up with one job? What’s his secret to getting it all done? I recently interviewed...

  • 4 Secrets of Passionate Organizations

    By Kevin on July 24, 2015

    What’s wrong with the golden rule at work? Why shouldn’t we try to fix our weaknesses? According to consultant, Mike Goldman, there is definitely better way to create highly engaged teams. In his new business fable, Performance Breakthrough: The Four Secrets of Passionate Organizations, Goldman details four strategies that...

  • Book Review: Lead Inside The Box

    By Kevin on July 17, 2015

    Should you spend more of your time developing the weaker members of your team, or focus on making your star performers even better? As I’ve led teams over the years, one of the most difficult challenges is where to spend my limited time and energy.  Everyone on my team...

  • How To Become A Forbes Writer

    By Kevin on July 6, 2015

    About once a week someone emails me asking, “How did you become a Forbes writer? And how can I start writing for Forbes?” Indeed, I’ve been writing for Forbes.com for a couple years now and I’m one of the most viewed Leadership columnists. My all-time most successful post has...

  • CHALLENGE: Show Your Work Every Day in July

    By Kevin on July 2, 2015

    I was taking a break today, browing the different Facebook groups that I belong to, when I stumbled on Trajan King’s post in Invincible Startup. It simply said, “I’m producing content every day in July. Will you join me?” Trajan plans to produce a piece of content every single...

  • Employee Engagement and the Railroad Industry

    By Kevin on February 19, 2015

    How does employee engagement drive results in the railroad industry? When employees are engaged—when they care—they give discretionary effort. Each day railroad workers have thousands of opportunities to “go the extra mile”. Engaged locomotive engineers are more likely to reduce braking and idle times, thus saving on fuel costs...

  • The Power of Joy at Work

    By Kevin on February 5, 2015

    Each year, over 3,000 people fly in from around the world to visit a very special and unusual company. Located next to a Korean Barbecue in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from the outside Menlo Innovations seems unremarkable. But when visitors walk inside, they are surprised to see no offices, no...

  • The Entrepreneur Journey Manifesto

    By Kevin on November 7, 2014

    I’m excited to announce that ChangeThis just released my new (totally free) manifesto, The Entrepreneur’s Journey. You can get it here: www.EJmanifesto.com And this is the best part… I’m giving $10 to non-profit Acumen every time someone downloads a copy; my goal is to give Acumen at least $50,000....

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