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  • Breakthrough Or Boondoggle? 3 Ways To Make Your Next Executive Offsite Pay Off

    As we head into the final months of 2019, leaders are increasingly focused on 2020 and beyond. Given that it’s a “decade” year, many executive teams will take the opportunity to reflect on the past (hindsight’s 2020!) and…

  • Leaders, Get A Life And Your Team Will Too

    Busyness has become a terrifying badge of honor in our ever-connected workplaces. While many workers see busyness as a symbol of how important and in demand they are, we see it as a trap that keeps us perpetually overworked…

  • 3 Simple Ways To Improve Meetings

    If you could make one thing better at work, what would it be? We ask that question a lot and generally hear variations on these: “I wish I wasn’t always working after-hours and could truly disconnect.” “We have to get…

  • Three Smart Steps To Stop Work From Ruining Your Vacation

    Summer is here! Your vision for an ideal vacation might be anything from a campsite to Capri; Budapest to the backyard. But here’s what no one is going for: 5 a.m. meetings crammed in before the kids get up, plans delayed…

  • Overloaded And Overwhelmed? Four Things You Can Control When Your Workload Is Out Of Control

    Our research indicates a terrifying 43% of knowledge workers do not get their most important work done during the workday. And that number is growing at a rapid pace. In his recent book, Dying for a Paycheck, Stanford professor Jeffrey…

  • Decision-Proof Your Organization

    Decision-Proof Your Organization

    Decision-proof your organization through shared context and psychological safety.

  • To Meet Or Email -- That Is The Question

    It’s no wonder that they are selling printed T-shirts with the slogan, “I just survived a meeting that should have been an email.” It’s a dreadfully common occurrence. A client Diane recently shared this anecdote: She was…

  • Procrastination: Why It's So Hard To Break The Habit

    Anyone who has a teenager in the house is familiar with the perils of procrastination. “I’ll do it later” is a common refrain in both kitchens and cubicles across the globe. Many of us have self-recriminations about our tendency…

  • Invest 20 Minutes To Reclaim 10% Of Your Team's Time

    Ten percent may not sound like much, but think of it this way: if you have a team of 10 people and each person could reclaim four hours a week of wasted time, you’d collectively have an extra 40 hours per week—roughly the…

  • 3 Decision-Making Wrongs And How To Make Them Right

    Organizations are decision making machines. Their performance, then, depends on the quality of those decisions, an assertion that has been validated through numerous research studies. Sometimes, it’s hard to know if a decision…