1THE PRODUCTIVE LEADER:It’s More Than Time Management

Seventy percent of Americans report that work is a significant source of stress, according to the American Psychological Association. Additionally, Americans on average work eight hours more per week than their German counterparts, yet they are no more productive. For the last 50-plus years, sociologists have been asking people to keep time diaries of their activities. Surprisingly, people report only one more hour of free time today compared with 1965. We’re busier than ever, yet we seem to be accomplishing less and less.

We already know about setting priorities, making to-do lists, and accomplishing big goals by breaking them into smaller chunks. However, many of us undervalue setting aside ...

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