Do Systems Help or Hurt Creativity?

Kristen Baird is a 28-year-old woman who owns and operates a (multiple) six-figure small business in a male-dominated industry.   Do I have your attention?   Kristen certainly has mine.   I met Kristen Baird in a business association of which we are both members.  She...

Tips for Virtual Meeting Mastery

Ten years ago, I started my productivity coaching consultancy with a business plan to work only with clients in my region.   Why? Because we needed to be face-to-face. Right?   Skype had been invented and released, but it was not in widespread use in the business...

My 3 Most Productive Early Career Experiences

At a productivity seminar I delivered for a client recently, a man approached me afterwards with a question.  Those of us who facilitate training courses understand that these post-class conversations are often the most rewarding parts of being a public speaker.  ...

Productivity in the Generational Divide

“You’re old and stale and holding the company back.” “You’re young, inexperienced, and a big slacker.”   Maybe these things aren’t being said aloud, but unless you are living under a rock, you’ve likely experienced the...