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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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During my stay in Sydney, Australia, I was blown away by the hotel, Ovolo. This place created a jaw-dropping, fun experience tailored around customer service from the minute I walked through the doors. No, I am not turning into a travel agent, hang with me a minute. The Oovla is the perfect visual example of leadership,
Do you know the difference between chaos and focus? The two seem very similar by definition, but it’s critical to understand what sets them apart. This is one of the topics I discussed here at the impressive Gold coast convention center in Gold Coast, Australia, and I’d like to share some of it with you. 
How many hours per week do you believe you must work to be successful? How would you define the word “successful?” Think about how it would feel to live the life you want to live NOW, not tomorrow, or when you retire. Is that life centered around working long hours, day after day? Then why … Continue reading "How many hours do
Pencil in that “no” now if you need that extra push! Saying no to requests that don’t contribute to your most valuable activities allows you to say YES to the ones that do contribute to your Most Valuable Activities (MVAs). No CAN mean “yes” in this case! My talented friend, Rod, has a great technique …
How do you know if you’re a micromanager or a productive leader? The answer is as easy to find as a hot dog on a summer day.    Whether you’re in a management role or entry-level, you know that productive leaders are a unique bunch. They inspire their team to take action in their lives, whether they’re at
How do you create a personal vision statement?   A vision statement isn’t just a thought or dream. A truly useful vision statement is about one page long, lays out the basic groundwork of what you want for yourself, and serves as your north star on a regular basis, helping guide your decision-making process. If you …

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Entrepreneurs are natural-born do-it-yourselfers, tackling each and every task that comes their way. And while that attitude is admirable, it can be pretty ineffective, too. Luckily, my super-efficient small business slice will show you how to delegate effectively in under 90 seconds flat. Don’t you wish all solutions were this convenient? Click
During my stay in Sydney, Australia, I was blown away by the hotel, Ovolo. This place created a jaw-dropping, fun experience tailored around customer service from the minute I walked through the doors. No, I am not turning into a travel agent, hang with me a minute. The Oovla is the perfect visual example of leadership,
How do you know if you’re a micromanager or a productive leader? The answer is as easy to find as a hot dog on a summer day.    Whether you’re in a management role or entry-level, you know that productive leaders are a unique bunch. They inspire their team to take action in their lives, whether they’re at
Racing heartbeat, sweaty palms, furrowed brow—all sure signs you’ve been dealing with an angry customer. But that toxic situation is sure to go from bad to worse if you don’t know how to keep your cool. That’s why my super speedy slice will show you how to handle those hostile customers faster than you can […] The post How to Respond to
Ever wonder what you’ll do when it’s time to move on from your small business? Plenty of entrepreneurs ignore the idea because they either feel too trapped or too overwhelmed. That outlook not only makes for a chaotic future, but also keeps you from creating real value in your small business. And that’s why I’m […] The post 3 Small Business
I just finished an interview with Matt Halloran for his Top Advisor Marketing Podcast, and he asked me a question that I get often. “What do I think of the to-do list?” and my answer surprised him, as it often does with most people. I explained that I am an advocate AGAINST the “to-do list” as it is

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