Productivity
205: What Should You Quit Doing? [Podcast]

205: What Should You Quit Doing? [Podcast]

What should you quit doing? As we move into a new year, I have found many of my clients planning to do more and add to an already busy schedule. But I want to challenge you to think about what you should quit. What should you quit doing? Relationships that are not...

204: Are You the Burger Flipper or the Boss [Podcast]

204: Are You the Burger Flipper or the Boss [Podcast]

So, are you the burger flipper or the boss? This is a question I ask my kids often. If you are a burger flipper, you do not have to think much. You just wait and do what you are told. You can be totally unengaged in your work. If you are the boss, you have 10,000...

190: How to Deal with a Setback [Podcast]

190: How to Deal with a Setback [Podcast]

How to deal with a setback... That is a question we all encounter from time to time. Setbacks look like a lot of things: Job loss Project failed Demoted Did not get the job you hoped for How to Deal with a Setback Own it - take 100% responsibility. Placing the blame...

170: How You Can Serve and Thrive in a Crisis [Podcast]

170: How You Can Serve and Thrive in a Crisis [Podcast]

How you can serve and thrive in a crisis? This is a question being asked by many people. While the current COVID-19 crisis has created a lot of panic and financial stress, this is a great time to rethink how you can serve more and thrive doing it. I have heard many...

Four Simple Ideas to Win Over Problem People

Four Simple Ideas to Win Over Problem People

The biggest problems faced by the engineers and technology leaders are not about technology at all. People are the issue. And most technology workers (should I just say most people) are not prepared to deal with the challenges people bring. My mom - who worked for...

127: How to Finish Those Unfinished Projects [Podcast]

127: How to Finish Those Unfinished Projects [Podcast]

Do you have a pile of unfinished projects laying around? Those pesky projects tend to drain your energy as you see them in front of you begging for attention. We can throw them into the closet and ignore them, but some projects just need to be finished...

125: 15 Minutes to Get Out of Overwhelm [Podcast]

125: 15 Minutes to Get Out of Overwhelm [Podcast]

The other day I had four projects coming up. I sat there in indecision not knowing what to work on. Which one to do first? What was the next step? It felt like 5 minutes that I just stared at all things in front of me. I was suffering from overwhelm. As I...

124: How to Read More in Less Time [Podcast]

124: How to Read More in Less Time [Podcast]

Have a stack of "to be read" books and magazines lying around? (My son, Daniel, labels his "to be read" TBR.) Want to get those reports at work read faster? A few years ago I got into reading faster. I will not call it speed reading because that conjures...

122: How to Get to Inbox Zero with Gmail [Podcast]

122: How to Get to Inbox Zero with Gmail [Podcast]

I want to share something that has really changed the game for me - that is operating from INBOX ZERO. Specifically, I am going to be talking about how to get to inbox zero with gmail, but most of the same principles apply to other email systems such as...

121: How to Finally Get Things Done [Podcast]

121: How to Finally Get Things Done [Podcast]

One thing we all have in common is that we all want to learn how to finally get things done. No matter position, title, or role - we never have enough time to really get the big items done. I can claim no particular expertise or success here. I struggle...

116: Mastermind Group Leadership Challenges [Podcast]

116: Mastermind Group Leadership Challenges [Podcast]

Mastermind groups have become wildly popular with business leaders and entrepreneurs. Yet, many mastermind groups are facing leadership challenges and as a result these groups are less functional - if not a complete waste of time. For the past 5-6 years I...

082: Developing Clarity in Your Questions [Podcast]

082: Developing Clarity in Your Questions [Podcast]

Want answers and solutions to your problems? Then FIRST you must get clarity in your questions. As I sit here reviewing my interactions with you and others from last year, I realize that most people are very unclear in their questions when they approach me. Instead of...

081:Getting Better (or some) Ideas [Podcast]

081:Getting Better (or some) Ideas [Podcast]

Ever get stuck needing ideas, or perhaps just needing better ideas or more ideas? We often find ourselves stuck in not knowing what to do over even seemingly simple decisions. Just the other day I was meeting two friends, one being Jonathan, a musician who has started...

080: Avoiding Overwhelm [Podcast]

080: Avoiding Overwhelm [Podcast]

Do you feel overwhelmed? Just a few days ago I was sitting ready to get to work, looking at a list of things to do. But the list was huge and some of the individual items seemed overwhelming on their own. I sat for some time staring at them and wondering what to do...