Attack of the Productivity Suckers! The Four Things That Suck the Productivity Right Out of You…and How to Fight Back!
You work hard. You know how to make lists and check things off. You really want to be productive. But everyone and everything else keeps ruining your plans! So many things keep us from doing what we know we should be doing, and we are so distracted, it’s difficult to concentrate on high-value activities. In this funny, high-energy program, Laura Stack aka The Productivity Pro®, reviews the four main things that suck the productivity right out of you! Using fun cartoons, videos, exercises, and anecdotes, you’ll discover your biggest productivity suckers and take away some practical tools to defend yourself.
What to Do When There’s Too Much to Do: Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 Minutes a Day
Everyone is so overwhelmed with demands today, it’s not uncommon for professionals to work 60 hours a week any more. You’ll learn how to scale back—reduce, reduce, reduce is Laura’s mantra. Laura shows how you to separate the productive wheat from the nonproductive chaff, hone in on high-value tasks, protect the time to do them, and focus on their execution. You’ll find dozens of ways to shrink your to-do list, calendar commitments, distractions, interruptions, information overload, inefficiencies, and energy expenditures. You’ll see how you can be more efficient, organized, and focused, so you can achieve maximum results in minimum time, get out of the office earlier, and get home to the people you love.
Doing the Right Things Right: How the Effective Leader Spends Time
Leaders are so overwhelmed trying to balance the day-to-day operational responsibilities of their jobs, as well as find time to work with their teams and think about strategic initiatives, they struggle with time management and life balance. This keynote, based on Laura’s book of the same title, identifies twelve practices that will enable leaders to be effective and efficient, grouped into three areas where leaders spend their time, called 3T Leadership: Strategic Thinking (Business), Teamwork (Employees), and Tactics (Self). For each practice, Stack offers advice from her 25 years in the trenches, working with thousands of leaders globally. You’ll receive scores of new ideas on how you, your team, and your organization can boost productivity.
Workshop | What to Do When There’s Too Much to Do
Look at your to-do list. It’s ridiculous. You can’t get all that done. If you want to do less and achieve more, Laura will show you how in this presentation. You’re never going to save time and increase efficiency by adding more to your bloated list. You need a comprehensive approach that will enable you to organize your life around the tasks that really matter and let go of the ones that doesn’t. Stack’s innovative, six-step Productivity Workflow Formula (PWF) allows you to spend less time and achieve greater results than you ever thought possible. By following her logical and intuitive process, you can wrestle your schedule into submission. Each step is demonstrated using Microsoft Outlook, so you know specifically what to do.
Workshop | Workflow Mastery: Organize Your Time, Tasks, and Inbox
This is the skillset that truly sets Laura Stack apart from all productivity experts. Workflow management requires a mastery of email handling, planning, scheduling, project, time, and task management, prioritization, and organization. Workflow is the “secret sauce” that separates ordinary performers from the extraordinary. Having these skills will set you apart from the rest, and your team will function at optimal levels with everyone using the same system.
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