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Dave Crenshaw
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Dave Crenshaw has appeared in TIME magazine, Forbes, and on MSN Money. He has been interviewed on radio and TV stations across North America and is the President of the National Association of Productivity Coaches. His first book, The Myth of Multitasking: How ‘Doing It All’ Gets Nothing Done, has been published in six languages and is a time management best seller. His latest book, Invaluable: The Secret to Becoming Irreplaceable, was published in May by Jossey-Bass. Dave is an expert in helping you and your business become invaluable and has helped thousands of clients worldwide.


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This week’s insightful question comes from Matt in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Q: I’m following your Time Management Fundamentals program on LinkedIn Learning. One issue I am running into is that my reading—such as news articles, magazines, and industry info—starts to pile up. How would you suggest I handle that? Click to tweet
This week’s question comes from Chelsea in Clearfield, Utah. She asks: Q: Hi Dave, I manage employees who occasionally reach out to me after business hours. How do I stop employees from encroaching on my personal time, while still being supportive of them? Click to tweet this: Keep your office door closed, a window in … Continue
This week’s question comes from Grant in Perth, Australia. He asks: Q: We’ve built an Australian B2B software company over the past five years with sales of $10 million. We’re ready for the next step. What’s the fastest way to globally scale the product? Click to tweet this: Before playing “The Game of Global
“I’ll just put my keys right here in this random place. It’s not what I usually do, but I’ll definitely remember where they are.” That right there is a snippet of an internal monologue of someone who’s about to misplace their keys for at least twenty minutes. We’ve all been there, right? In my Time
What do you think has a higher likelihood of earning a promotion: taking a vacation or powering through work and forgoing vacation? As it turns out, devoting time to having fun is a critical component in your professional success. Employees who take vacations are more likely to receive a raise or get promoted. Actually using … Continue
Does something as small as a 2% uptick in productivity yield any noticeable changes? The truth of time is that everyone is limited to the same twenty-four hours per day. Yet by making small tweaks to increase your productivity by just two percentage points, you can have the gift of extra time. How much? How … Continue reading "The 2%



For small business owners, trying to compete with big business is like trying to fight your way to the front of a mosh pit. Going head-on just won’t work. That kind of pushing and shoving can lead to an elbow to the head, courtesy of Chaos Inc.! But there are subtle and effective—dare I say, […] The post 3 Ways Small Businesses Thump Big
Business ownership isn’t just about the destination—the journey can be just as rewarding. Yet many entrepreneurs become so obsessed that they fail to see the dangerous curves ahead. Brace yourself, fellow chaos-fighters, because today I’m divulging my checklist for keeping control of the wheel. Keep your eyes on the road and
Small business owners know the power of a good reputation. But many of them underestimate the power of the almighty Google, and what it’s been telling your potential customers. So today’s sublime small business slice reveals exactly how to get back in Google’s good graces, and start bringing in the sales you deserve. Click to […] The post
By now you probably feel confident enough to tackle chaos when it hits—but what about where it starts? How does Chaos Inc. initiate the battle of good vs. evil and how can you keep it from getting the best of your small business? The cause of most entrepreneurial errors comes from some seemingly minor sins […] The post The 7 Fatal Sins of
The most powerful way to master a skill is the one thing most people seek to avoid: Practice. Practice? Practice?! Yes, Allan Iverson from 2002…we’re talking about practice. Specifically, the character-building process of repetition. Consider the skills you never really think about anymore. Perhaps your fine motor skills. As a baby,
Stuck in a sales slump? Convinced yourself that you’re getting bad leads, the market is in a down-cycle, and all the fat cats at City Hall are sticking it to the little guy? Maybe. Then again, it could be that those skills could use a little sharpening. Sales skills are like a chef’s knife. Honed … Continue reading "How Dull