Pop Quiz: Are You a Micromanager?

Are You a Micromanager?Quick, answer without thinking too much about it. Are you a micromanager? You probably said no. But if you take the quiz below, the results may surprise you. According to My Way or the Highway: The Micromanagement Survival Guide by Harry Chambers, micromanagers are usually motivated by good intentions (avoiding potential employee confusion and helping to ensure success), but the negative consequences of micromanagement include decreased employee innovation and productivity as well as higher rates of turnover. That's pretty far from what the typical micromanager hopes to achieve. Read more

Mike Winters 11.5.2015 

No Pajamas! A Few Tips on Staying Productive While Working from Home

Business Mom Working from HomeStudies have shown that most people are more productive while working from home. Why is it, then, that so many entrepreneurs working from home often find it tough to avoid distractions and focus on being productive for their business? We're only human. It's a struggle for the best of us. But once you get into the groove, nothing can stop you. Here are a few tips on avoiding distractions and staying productive while working from home. Read more

Mike Winters 15.4.2015 

5 Tips to Make Your Team More Focused & Productive

Team Business MeetingYou may be confident in your own focus and productivity, but teams are another story. How do you ensure that everyone on your team is working towards the same goals, staying on track, and coming up with great new ideas? These five tips will help you keep your team focused and productive. Read more

Mike Winters 23.3.2015 

5 Essential Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs

Woman's Hands Using a SmartphoneAs an entrepreneur, you know how difficult it can be to juggle the myriad tasks required of you throughout the week. Efficient time management is of utmost importance. Luckily you don’t have to handle all of this alone. There are dozens of useful apps that can help you get organized, manage your workload, and get things done. Here are five essential productivity apps to help you take things to the next level. Read more

Mike Winters 13.3.2015 

5 Simple Ways to Sharpen Focus and Increase Productivity

Guy Sitting at Desk Trying to Stay FocusedProductivity is the result of smart planning and focus. As an entrepreneur, you know how tough it can be to stay focused and productive with a million different people and tasks begging for your attention. You also know that despite how accomplished you feel after a particularly productive session or day at work, productivity can be exhausting. Sometimes you need a breather. It's absolutely essential to give your brain a rest and time to rejuvenate. Read more

Mike Winters 09.3.2015 
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