PPP 083 | Extreme Productivity, with author Bob Pozen

Too Much To Do, Not Enough Time To Do It!

Can you relate to that? This is a common theme that I hear from participants in our keynotes and workshops as well as the participants in our Leadership Fast Track Program.

What is the Scarcest Resource?

In my interview with Cathy Davidson last year regarding her book Now You See It!, we talked about the scarcest resource. What would you say is the scarcest resource?

Most people respond with time--that the most constrained resource we have to deal with is the clock on the wall. Or sometimes I hear people respond that money is the scarcest resource.

In Cathy's opinion, it's neither. Rather, it's attention. We all get the same 24 hours. It's what we do with those 24 hours--what we put our attention to--that makes all the difference.

The Attention Habits of the Highly Productive

So, what is most worthy of our attention? How can we use the limited time that we have to be most productive? I'm really excited about a new book released just this week. It's entitled Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours. I caught up with the author Bob Pozen last week and look forward to sharing that interview with you in this episode.

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Total Duration 23:47

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PPP 082.1 | Premium Follow-up to the Interview with Bill Catlette

Contented Teams

OK, I have another confession to make in this episode! Once again, you'll have to listen to this premium episode to catch it.

Beyond what I think about Bill and Richard's book title, this premium episode includes additional coaching on topics from the book and the interview. Enjoy!

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Total Duration 7:07

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PPP 082 | Contented Teams Deliver Better Results, with author Bill Catlette

Total Duration 20:59

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Could You Use Some Extra Hands On Deck?

Could you use some extra staffing on your teams these days? I’m glad to say that I'm seeing more organizations hiring, which is a refreshing change from when our economy was at its worst a few years ago. But even those who are hiring typically aren’t planning on doubling their staff any time soon.

So what if you need more staffing but your company isn’t hiring? How can you keep up with the demands when the capacity of your team seems to be tapped out?

Contented Cows Give Better Milk

What about tapping into the discretionary effort reserve that most people have but leave untouched in the day-to-day grind of work? What is discretionary effort and how does that relate to the capacity of your team? In this episode I share a recent discussion with Bill Catlette. This last summer Bill and his co-author Richard Hadden released their new book entitled Contented Cows Still Give Better Milk, Revised and Expanded: The Plain Truth about Employee Engagement and Your Bottom Line, and there are some lessons for all of us about how we can better engage our teams.

 

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PPP 081.1 | Premium Follow-Up to the Interview with Ben Snyder

Everything's a Project

OK, I have a confession to make! You'll have to listen to this premium episode to catch it.

Beyond the confession, this premium episode includes additional coaching on topics that Ben and I discussed during the interview. Enjoy!

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Total Duration 9:34

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PPP 081 | Everything's a Project, with author and CEO Ben Snyder

Everything's a Project

Everything's a Project.... That's not only a great name for a book--which it is--but it's also a great way to look at many things at work and in life. Looking for a job? It's a project. Need to create a report for your boss? It's likely a project. Looking for ways to develop your skills? You guessed it--your personal development is a project.

Now, of course, not everything is a project. But most leaders would benefit if we thought of our work as projects and applied lessons that we've learned from the world of project management.

Well, Everything's a Project: 70 Lessons From Successful Project-Driven Organizations is the title of a book published earlier this year by my friend and colleague Ben Snyder. In this episode I look forward to sharing with you a recent discussion I had with Ben about his new book. Don't miss the normal end of episode outtakes!

More About Ben

To learn more about Ben and his organization, check out http://www.systemation.com.

Keynotes for Your Company Meeting

Hey, I have a quick idea for you: Many organizations hold department or company meetings in the last half of the year or to kick off a new year. It could just be that someone in your company is planning one of those right now! I invite you to recommend one of our keynotes or workshops for that meeting. We have a series of sessions designed to help you and your organization lead and deliver. They are practical, interactive, motivating, and ultimately results-oriented. If you like what you hear on this podcast, it's even better live! And if you reserve a session before the end of September, I'd be glad to extend a 20% discount to the fee for podcast listeners. Visit https://www.i-leadonline.com/documents/AndyKaufmanBrochure.pdf to learn more.

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Total Duration 20:12

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