Leverage Is a Multiplier: 1+1= 3

There are times in life when you’re in a situation and you learn a lifelong lesson; it’s pure magic. When I first got into management I was like a sponge learning all I could..

Redesigning for Productivity

McKinsey research shows that 50% of our day is wasted on on-value work (3-year-old stat, probably 60% now) and that we spend up to 1.8 hours per day searching ...

Planned Task Switching

When there is too much work and not enough time, our go-to solution is multitasking—this is driven by the need to gain control and get on top of things.

Email Best Practices

How often do you hear “just send me an email” or you say “I'll just send you an email”? Research shows that one in every two emails are not read or interpreted correctly

Delegation

Often with a group of managers,  we ask a question: why don't we delegate more?  Within one minute, the group can come up with over 15 reasons why not to delegate,

Managing Communication

If you ask Google for “communication improvement ideas,” it's a minefield.  Managing the content of face-to-face, Zoom, Teams, LinkedIn and phone communications is a pain. 

Interruptions

Research shows we’re distracted or interrupted, on average, every 6 to 8 minutes.  The killer is: the recovery time to get back on task is, on average, 23 minutes and 15 seconds—a huge time cost. 

Managing Information

We're all managing multiple sources of information.  So much is now available and it's getting harder to extract the value.  It sort of defeats the purpose in a way.

Multitasking

There’s a lot of confusion about multitasking. So what is it exactly? Multitasking is managing multiple responsibilities by focusing on one task while keeping track of others.