Pay Attention in a Matrix Organization to Achieve Results

How can you GET and KEEP People’s Attention in a Matrix Organization to Achieve Results?

Matrix organizations are tough. They force leaders to work cross-functionally, across geographies and across business departments. Successful matrix management requires self-awareness, tenacity, patience and intentional attention.


If leaders want to shine in this environment, …

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When You’re Just Too Busy – Attention Pays!

We wear busy like a badge of honor. Busy has become a status symbol within our society, which is crazy when you stop to consider how terrible it is to our productivity, personal well-being and relationships. We believe if we aren’t busy, we aren’t productive. Problem is, being too busy …

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Accomplish Tasks and Avoid Distractions with Focused Strategies

accomplish tasksOne of the biggest challenges for today’s business leaders is staying focused and productive. Distractions such as social media and email can prevent us from accomplishing our most important goals. This is one reason I was thrilled when Julie Ann Sullivan, host of the podcast Mere Mortals Unite, invited …

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Pay Attention: Productivity Strategies for Speakers

productivity strategiesJoin me in this fun, high-energy interview as Theo Androus asks me about productivity strategies for speakers.  This interview is filled with ideas for anyone running their own business.


Pay special attention to the way Theo listens to the responses of his guests and creates questions based on their …

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Transform Your Meetings with 10 Productivity Hacks: Guest Blog on MeetingsNet


I’m obsessed with attention and teaching others to utilize their focus to create more significant, productive moments in life. When I came across this article and infographic on about using productivity hacks to maximize the output of meetings, I just knew I had to share. Hope you enjoy …

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To Say No is to Say Yes to Success – Focus on What Needs Your Attention

Say NoI love this quote by Warren Buffet, “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.”


Let that sink in. Because it’s important.


It’s also really, really hard for a lot of people. I get it. You want …

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How to Stay Relevant and Current in Changing Times

Stay Relevant modelIt seems one of the biggest challenges for leaders today is how to remain current and relevant in such changing times.

More than 3,000 books are published daily (and I am not talking electronic books), and there are more text messages sent and received on a daily basis than there …

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Create Contextual Models

Contextual Model

Leadership – especially in today’s 24/7 world, requires strategy. Empowered mindsets. And for many?  Building the best MODELS for business, communication and forward advancement.  That’s where contextual models can be a shining star for the strategic thinkers in your organization or audience.  Why? They create FOCUS and ATTENTION. (Two of …

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Embrace What Matters

My friend does what matters.

At home he dotes on his kids, attends sporting games, coaches often and is fully attentive when possible.

At work he knows the numbers, his brilliant brain often does big deals in his head and he’s incredibly successful.

At community events he often generously contributes …

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Procrastinate on Purpose – Great book by Rory Vaden

It’s not another time management book.

I am not a big fan of those.

I believe in Folding Time™: achieving twice as much in half the time. As a productivity expert, I want people to create more significant moments in life that matter and that’s just one of the …

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