Redefining Productivity, Navigating a New World

A Lunch and Presentation at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, CA

The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) reported “70% of employees work beyond scheduled time and on weekends; more than half cited “self-imposed pressure” as the reason.” You probably didn’t need a scientific report to tell you that. You see it and maybe even live it everyday.

But First, a Morning #CoffeeChat

Yes, as you know I regularly schedule a #CoffeeChat while I’m out and about. Click here for the information.

It is time to redefine productivity

I have been a member of SHRM for several years now. I’m also a member of the American Society of Training and Development, The World Future Society, the National Speaker’s Association and … the USA Triathlon association. I have published books and written (hundreds of) articles on the topics of performance, productivity and stress in the workplace.

 “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
― Stephen King, On Writing

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”
― Bruce Lee

“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

There was a time when Productivity meant you had defined “the 7 habits of highly effective people,” or you were “getting things done,” or you had founded “the lean startup.”

There is a new world of work. You are the navigator, the mapmaker, the crew member AND the tradesperson.

Do Your More

The last subtitle of my most recent book is “make more.” Not more money. Not more work. Not more stress.

Would you be willing to go through a coaching exercise? I’ll walk you through if you want to give me a call (first test: can you find my phone number!). Or, to do it on your own, here you go:

  1. Take out a piece of paper, open your journal to a fresh page.
  2. On top, write: “Over the past 168 hours, I have made….”
  3. Below that title, I want you to write AT LEAST 10 things that you have made recently.
  4. ONCE you have that list, then put a + or a – next to each one.

Yup, that simple: What do you want to make more of? What do you want to make less of?

Hey, I hope you’ll join us on Thursday at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara. Here’s the link to register

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