How to Increase Your Productivity by Working Less

Do you need to increase your productivity?  I recently wrote a guest post for The CEO Magazine about how being a workaholic actually works against you in terms of making the best use of your time.  Read on for some tips!


When the buck stops with you, it can be difficult to separate yourself from work.  Being on the receiving end of pressure from shareholders, the sense of responsibility to do right by those who report to you, and the ultimate accountability that comes with being at the helm of an organization, can sometimes feel like a burden.  Add to that the ubiquitous smart phone making one accessible around the clock, and one can understand how difficult it can be for CEOs to “unplug” and take full advantage of down-time.

As a result, many of the chief executives I consult with tend to overwork.  And, many of these same people are conflicted about this choice.  Although they would like more time to spend on personal endeavors, given their workloads and all the demands being placed upon them, they simply don’t see how they can fulfill all their obligations and solve all the many problems with which they are faced, without working round the clock.

They couldn’t have it any more wrong.  Read the rest here!

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