Archive for September, 2011

Why Increased Productivity is Unpopular

Friday, September 30th, 2011

People often think that the productivity consulting business should be in high demand. But there’s a terrible secret: increased productivity requires change, and people hate change.
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A Lesson from Six Months of Email

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Every six months, I archive my Sent Items folder. This may sound geeky, but it’s one of the most productive and satisfying activities I do all year.
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The Most Important Blog Indiana 2011 Lesson

Monday, September 26th, 2011

I learned a ton at Blog Indiana 2011. Instead of reviewing individual sessions and transcribing gems from speakers, I brought back a single theme from the entire event: To succeed online, think and measure like a content consumer.
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Why You Can’t Find a Job

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Securing a job is not always an easy task. And though the ever-growing competition can be a thorn in our side, perhaps all we need is a new perspective to set ourselves a part.

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The Productivity Loop

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Today’s post on The Methodology Blog is from Chris Arnold. He is the owner of Arnold Business Advisors, LLC which is a coaching and consulting business primarily focused in the areas of strategy implementation, leadership development, team alignments, and executive coaching.
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The Postcard Paradox

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Besides the occasional coupon booklet or greeting card, the majority of post that arrives in my mailbox each day can be categorized as either pointless junk or boring bills. Yet, every once in awhile a piece catches my eye.

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The Pie is STILL Baking

Friday, September 16th, 2011

After working on countless projects, it’s easy to spot patterns that have the potential to create challenges. One of my favorite has to do with our nearly incurable desire to be nosy. We like to hover in the kitchen, sample the ingredients, peek in the oven and taste before serving. Ask any cook: this is not helpful.
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Invention For Innovation’s Sake

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

ACCO Brands Corp., one of the leading companies in office supplies, recently created a new product that seems to trump traditional paper clips when it comes to keeping documents organized. The question however, is whether or not the invention is money well spent.

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Profit Improvement Event

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Simons Bitzer & Associates is hosting an interactive workshop on profit improvement planning where the overall message is clear. Even small changes in key variables can have a profound impact on your bottom line.

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Brain Aerobics

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Easily escaping the normal humdrum of life may at times be difficult. After all, our daily routine is usually the map through which we navigate our lives. Yet according to an anti-aging expert, partaking in unfamiliar activity each day is an important step in keeping our brains in shape.

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