Category: Productivity

14 time management strategies from highly productive people

I have spent the past several years studying how people spend their time. I love to look at time logs, hour by hour. In these records, I see how the decisions people make with their minutes shape the course of their lives. We all have the same amount of time. But some people do a lot more with it than others. Here are 14 of my favorite time management strategies from p… read more »

Um, about that World Economic Forum tweet and infographic

Since the world elite are gathering in Davos right now, some of the World Economic Forum tweets are getting resent around. Last year, they created an infographic based on a Business Insider piece about my work that looked at 14 things successful people do before breakfast. This infographic has now taken on a life of its own. It even inspired a wee bit of a sneeri… read more »

Let it soak (secrets of the most productive people series – installment 3)

Note: I am running a series this week looking at some of my favorite productivity tips, with stories and strategies behind them. Another month is here, which means it is time for a new post on Real Simple. (Longtime readers know I have a thing with this magazine. I believe it perfectly captures the modern, upper-middle-class 35- to 45-year-old woman zeitgeis… read more »

Batch it (secrets of the most productive people series — installment 2)

Note: This week I am looking at a few of my favorite productivity techniques, with stories and explanations. Lolly Daskal is a leadership coach. She spends much of her time meeting with clients and dealing with their needs. However, to maintain the Lolly Brand -- so potential clients can see her and think of her as a thought leader -- she also writes for a number… read more »

Deep work (secrets of the most productive people series – installment 1)

Note: For the next few days I will be doing posts on "secrets of the most productive people." These are some of my favorite tips, with stories and explanations. Many productivity books focus on the evils of distraction. In his new book, Deep Work, Cal Newport takes a different approach. Rather than re-argue that point, he instead advances the idea that the abi… read more »