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Posts Tagged ‘time management’

  • Does Your Brain Need a Vacation?

    by • on Apr 23, 13 • in Career, Coaching, Productivity, Professional Development, Time & Productivity • with No Comments

    It was nearly 80 degrees in the city of San Francisco yesterday.  As one person mentioned in our phone call, “it’s one of about 5 days a year where you want air conditioning in San Francisco”.  I worked from my home office all-day and felt the warmth come in through the window.  Ah… summer is on its way. Then the thought that followed it closely was:  Wait, what happened to Spring?  When did we even shift to Spring? As a kid growing up in Minnesota, the first signs of spring were a big deal!  We

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  • Kraft Your Success by Starting Now!

    by • on Oct 14, 11 • in Coaching, Leadership, Productivity, Professional Development, Self Awareness, Time & Productivity • with No Comments

    Last week I had a meeting with a client who is challenged with something that many of us have in the current work environment:  difficult time focusing and getting all the work done.  Our development plan is to helping her with focus, clarity and simplicity in her approach to her performance, career goals and aspirations. One of the methods that I suggest, and have also used personally, is to work in 90 minute intervals.  This is something that I learned from a great book “The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working” by Tony Schwartz.The next day

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  • Kraft Your Success by Identifying What’s Really Important to You

    by • on Sep 6, 11 • in Career, Coaching, Leadership, Productivity, Professional Development, Time & Productivity, Uncategorized • with No Comments

    A couple of weeks ago I had the honor of speaking on behalf of the Professional Business Women of California (PBWC) on the subject of “Maximizing Productivity – Identifying What’s Really Important to You and Creating the Time and Space to Make it Happen” To my amazement and honor, nearly 1,400 people showed up! Earlier this week I sat down to focus on the first essential part:  “Identifying What’s Really Important to You”.  As I was thinking about how I work with clients and teams to help define what’s important to them, I got a

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  • Kraft Your Success by Maximizing Your Productivity

    by • on Jul 25, 11 • in Career, Coaching, Leadership, Productivity, Time & Productivity • with No Comments

    I’ve been doing a lot of speaking and training on the topic of “Maximizing Your Productivity” (for our upcoming webinar click here). To Kraft Your Success,  this means starting from a place of identifying what you really want and then creating the time and space to make it happen. I love it when someone approaches me after this session and is inspired to incorporate the session’s work into their lives and I can tell that they are more likely than others to make it happen. What sets them apart?  They have clearly defined what they

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  • Kraft Your Success by Choosing Consciously

    by • on Mar 18, 11 • in Leadership, Professional Development, Self Awareness, Time & Productivity, Uncategorized • with No Comments

    There’s a lot of news that shocking in our world today and, of course, top of mind is the Tsunami that’s affecting thousands in Japan as well as the impact that it has on the rest of the world. What we expect in these times is that it’s in the news, it’s part of our conversations and it’s on our mind.  What I’m also noticing is the effect that tragedy has like this on the way that we think….. about our world, about our life and our work. Daily posts on Facebook, Twitter other social

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  • 3 Steps to Creating More Success Next Year

    by • on Dec 20, 10 • in accountability, Career, Coaching, Professional Development • with No Comments

    Ah….another year ends.  And so another one begins.  How great does it feel to start a new year with fresh ideas and new goals?  Here’s a simple exercise that I do each year for myself and with many of  my clients.  Remember it’s not just about bringing in the new….it’s also about letting go of the old.  Have fun and cheers to a great new year! Step 1:  Reflect on the past year It’s important to reflect on the past.  Learn from it, accept it, close it, celebrate it.  Do whatever it takes to “complete” the

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  • 3 Steps To Creating More Success in 2010: Step 2 – Identify Lessons Learned

    by • on Jan 6, 10 • in Coaching, Professional Development, Time & Productivity • with No Comments

    In my last article, we discussed “closing out” 2009 by reflecting on the year. This is a great first step.  But equally as important is the learning that comes from it and what you do with it.  These are the next critical steps to building more success. Step 2:  Identify lessons learned in 2009. List 6-8 lessons learned that you want to carry into 2010. For example, “I learned that I work best when I star t my day earlier.” “I learned that I’m more productive if I schedule most meetings in the morning.” &#

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  • Focusing your time: What’s really important to you?

    by • on Dec 14, 09 • in Time & Productivity • with No Comments

    I had the great honor of speaking to a group of senior advertising agency media executives at the iMedia Summit last week. The presentation was entitled:  “Maximizing your brain and energy at work.”.  The engagement and feedback around this topic was incredible.  No surprise, because we’re always trying to find ways to be smarter and more effective with how we spend our time at work (and in life).   But what struck me most was how many people talked honestly and humbly about how they’ve lost connection to what’s important in their work – simply

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  • Creating More Focus in Your Day

    by • on Nov 29, 08 • in Professional Development • with No Comments

    Multi-tasking? It’s becoming pervasive in our culture and in the work place. Our jobs seem to require handling multiple tasks at one time and our bosses and organizations often even encourage it. In fact, who has tried one of these tactics? Are any of these familiar to you? · In a large meeting, you place your blackberry or other device carefully under the table while you attempt to type and listen at the same time. Occasionally you direct your attention to the presenter or other employee in a very pensive, contemplative manner. While you know

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