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Dr. Pat Williams
Wish you wasted less time and got more done? Welcome to the club.
So why is it, then, when we mean well and are focused on the task at hand, we can still manage to get bogged down by things like emails and weekly reports?
The key to being productive is knowing your priorities, notes Robert Pozen, a senior lecturer of business administration at Harvard Business School. He’s also the former president of Fidelity and executive chairman of MFS Investment Management, author of “Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours,” and teaches courses on maximizing personal productivity.
Being “productive means getting a lot done relative to something. But what’s the ‘something’?” Pozen explains to HuffPost. “You could be a productive cook, professor, gardener [or] salesperson. The question is what it is you’re trying to achieve.”
We asked Pozen and Adam Grant, a professor of management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and author of “Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success,” to share the secret habits of productive people — so you can become one too.
1. They’re not chained to email.
2. They handle things once.
3. They have a system for getting it all done.
4. They practice selective perfectionism.
5. They don’t get wrapped up in “being productive.”
6. They’re conscientious (but not overly so).
7. They pay less attention to hours spent working, and more attention to the work they’ve done.
8. They use accountability to their advantage.
9. They have a plan for every possible scenario.
10. They channel their anxiety for the better.
11. They’re strategic with their self-talk.
12. They know the order of the to-do list matters.
Read the full story at HuffingtonPost.com