The Essential Guide to Productivity for Small Business Leaders

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On My Quest for the Best with Bill Ringle, the podcast for ambitious small business leaders, I have had the pleasure and privilege of meeting and learning from world-class authorities on the topic of productivity as it applies to business leaders of small and mid-sized firms.

Topics:

  • Success Mindset
  • Habits, Work-life balance 
  • Methods/Tools/Hacks
  • Creativity
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The Essential Guide to Productivity for Small Business Leaders

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What is Productivity?

Productivity – individual productivity in this case – covers a wide span of disciplines. If you step back to the level of preparation, productivity has to start with the correct attitude or mindset in accomplishing something; goal setting and accomplishment methods; identifying your strengths and styles of thinking, communicating, and teaming; habits to sustain and repeat performance; lateral thinking and other forms of creativity to generate new ideas; and finally the methods, tools, and shortcuts that we all want to have on our radar.

Productivity Includes:

  • Success Mindset
  • Habits
  • Work-life balance 
  • Methods/Tools/Hacks
  • Creativity
  • Career planning

Industry Leaders and Sources for Productivity

Top Works in the Productivity Domain for Small Business Leaders

David Allen is one of the top productivity consultants in America.

His best-known books include:

Stephen Covey was an author, educator, businessman, and motivational speaker.

His best-known books include:

James Clear is a bestselling non-fiction author whose book sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.

His best-known books include:

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a Hungarian-American psychologist and professor at Claremont University. He is best-known for his work and recognition of the psychological concept of flow, a highly focused mental state conducive to productivity.

His best-known books include:

Martin Seligman is a top figure in the scientific community of positive psychology.

His best-known books include:

Angela Duckworth is the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is best-known for her work in grit and self-control.

Her best-known books include:

Brian Tracy is a top motivational speaker, and bestselling author of self-help books. He wrote over eighty books which are translated to many languages and sold worldwide.

His best-known books include:

Greg McKeown is a top tier business strategist and speaker know for his leadership programs.

His best-known books include:

Tim Ferris is an author, lifestyle-guru, businessman and host to the top-rated podcast ‘The Tim Ferris Show.’

His best-known books include:

James Loehr and Tony Schwartz – James is a world-class performance-psychologist, author, and co-founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. Tony Schwartz is a journalist, author, and the founder and president of The Energy Project.

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Sam Horn is a world-class speaker, author, and communication strategist.

Her best-known books include:

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