Posts tagged productivity
E88 - Stop burnout now! There is a better way

What happens when you reach the lofty heights of CEO success? Do you rest on your laurels and get complacent? Or do you double down and burnout? Both are big risks for leaders. There is a third option: move from Achiever to Amplifier.

  • How complacency kills courage and creativity

  • Why we head towards burnout

  • Three things we need to change if we are going to have more impact without burnout

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E85 - Deep play and work-life experiments

We’ve gone from work-life balance to work-life blending. What happens when that blending turns to work-life bleeding? Have we blurred the lines so much that we never get a break? Can we really live the dream of working in holiday locations? My insights on how to best run work-life experiments, and the incredible value of Deep Play.

  • The big realisation when it comes to work-life experiments: it’s not a holiday. And what to do about that.

  • What’s at the intersections of deep work, deep rest, and deep play that we can apply to all aspects of our life and work.

  • My specific routines to manage transitions between work-life segments.

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E84 - Smart Teams, How to work better together with Dermot Crowley

There is so much friction in organisations that gets in the way of us being more productive. Life would be simpler if we could just get on with our work! Yet working in teams is the way we can get more done. In his new book, Smart Teams, Dermot Crowley unpacks what we need to do to reduce friction and get in to flow when we work together. He shares some additional insights on the podcast interview.

  • Four key qualities for a productive culture: purposeful, mindful, reliable, punctual.

  • Four things that create super-productive culture: it’s a leadership issue, all staff need productivity training, agreements on how we are going to work together, and leaders need to model the desired behaviour.

  • Don’t do meeting planning backwards! Start with context - the why and purpose of the meeting. Then the what, the content. Finally the co-ordination piece - who needs to be there, where, and when.

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E69 - Productivity hacks from the Master of Implementation, Peter Cook

Many leaders work with me on their productivity. It’s a fundamental for leading Self and essential to master if we are going to expand our impact. Getting stuff done, the RIGHT stuff is every leader’s challenge.

This interview offers these highlights:

  • What people get wrong with productivity

  • Why projects are fundamental to business success and great workplace cultures

  • How the modern resume will list projects not just workplaces as indicators of professional nous and contribution

  • How to use projects to build habits

  • The inner game of productivity

  • How to build projects in to your personal life

  • What an Ishaya monk’s vows can do for productivity and quality of life

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