Transformational Leaders Make More Productive Teams. Here’s How.

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 8, 2019

Navigating the relationship between leadership and productivity can be tricky sometimes. On the one hand, great leaders can’t make their people more productive—and attempting to do so can often backfire. At the same time, real leadership should manifest in a team that’s more engaged, more proactive, more creative—in short, more eager to get stuff done!… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanTransformational Leaders Make More Productive Teams. Here’s How.

How to Deal with Workplace Productivity Killers

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 13, 2019

Recently, someone told me something that was truly shocking. I was speaking with an HR professional, and she mentioned that, over the course of an average workday, most of us only have about three hours of truly productive time. And yet, we’re at the office for a full eight hours or more.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow to Deal with Workplace Productivity Killers

How to Set an Effective Meeting Agenda

by Dr. Rick Goodman on January 31, 2019

When you invite other people to a meeting, they have every right to expect you to run that meeting efficiently. It’s the height of unprofessionalism—to say nothing of rudeness and inefficiency—for you to waste their time.

To that end, one of the best things you can do when planning your meeting is to set a clear agenda—outlining the goal of the meeting and helping to prevent against sidebars and distractions.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow to Set an Effective Meeting Agenda

Transformational Leaders Have to be Great Listeners

by Dr. Rick Goodman on January 24, 2019

One of my favorite things to talk about is transformational leadership—and the more I coach and present on this topic, the more I become convinced in the centrality of active listening.

Here’s why: To be a true transformational leader—an agent of change at your company—you’ve got to constantly be open to ways things could be improved, problems that need to be solved, efficiencies that might be enhanced and increased.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanTransformational Leaders Have to be Great Listeners

How to Protect Yourself from Burnout

by Dr. Rick Goodman on September 26, 2018

Have you ever experienced the symptoms of burnout? Malaise, fatigue, the absence of drive, a lack of interest… if you’ve ever felt like all your professional vim and vigor were depleted, then there’s a chance you’ve dealt with burnout.

 

Burnout can be a career killer; a spiral from which some people never quite recover.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow to Protect Yourself from Burnout

Do You Have Enough Time to Meet Your Goals?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on September 19, 2018

It’s common for leaders and entrepreneurs to feel like they simply don’t have enough hours in the day. They may have lofty goals, and they may even have a plan to execute those goals. What they don’t have? Time.

There’s no way to give yourself more than 24 hours, but what you can do is align your goal-setting and time management skills, ensuring you actually have enough runway to get those goals off the ground.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanDo You Have Enough Time to Meet Your Goals?

Keep Your Employees from Wasting Their Time

by Dr. Rick Goodman on August 1, 2018

Let’s be honest: Most of us waste a little bit of time each day, whether by playing on Facebook, browsing YouTube videos, or simply being idle.

This wasted time is not always, in fact, wasted. There is value in taking a little time to let your mind wander, and to escape from the relentlessness of your to-do list.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanKeep Your Employees from Wasting Their Time