“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln There is so much to think about, and mourn, in the developing aftermath of the Chaim Walder saga. Like how we need to do a much better job in preventing sexual abuse and protecting, listening... Read more »

In previous productivity steps we planned our work (Step 1), put systems in place to keep our people informed and in sync (Step 2), and rolled up our sleeves to get work done (Step 3). This post dives deeper into the fourth of the five steps, Sustaining for Maximal Productivity. The next “self-care” step is... Read more »

Of all the great biblical personalities, I connect most to Joseph. Why? Because of his ability to forgive and see G-d’s hand in everything, even his own pain. When Joseph finally revealed his identity to the brothers who had sold him into slavery 22 years earlier, he told them not to worry. Everything that happened,... Read more »

In previous productivity steps we planned our work (Step 1,) put systems in place to keep our people informed and in sync (Step 2,) and rolled up our sleeves to get work done (Step 3.) Now, we turn our attention to Step 4, Sustaining for Maximal Productivity.  The final three components of Step 4 all... Read more »

In a previous series, I laid out a 5-step productivity process for leaders, which I then turned into a Productivity Blueprint (see my bio below for how to access). This post dives deeper into the third of the five steps, doing for maximal productivity. When I was growing up, Duracell was the king of batteries,... Read more »

In a previous series, I laid out a 5-step productivity process for leaders, which I then turned into a Productivity Blueprint (see my bio below for how to access). This post dives deeper into the third of the five steps, doing for maximal productivity. Blocking out time on our calendar is great for diving deeply... Read more »

In a previous series, I laid out a 5-step productivity process for leaders, which I then turned into a Productivity Blueprint (see my bio below for how to access). This post dives deeper into the third of the five steps, doing for maximal productivity. Now that we’ve focused on removing distractions and blocking out time,... Read more »