Blog: Productivity

Measuring Corporate Sustainability:
The Wild West

Eric Nitzberg | February 11th, 2016

Over a year ago, I decided to find out what it takes to lead a successful company that has a strong social or environmental purpose baked into its business activities. Interest in this area has surged in recent years, and […]

To Acheive a Big Goal, Look at Your Feet

Eric Nitzberg | August 20th, 2014

In a previous post I talked about a lesson I learned from a slow-moving old man who passed me again and again in the hills of Nepal.  At another point as I climbed higher, another lesson was waiting. One of […]

What An Old Man In Nepal Taught Me About Focus

Eric Nitzberg | July 23rd, 2014

Some years ago, I was fortunate enough to spend four weeks in Nepal, three of those weeks exploring the foothills of Mount Everest. Some memories from that time recently came into my mind, and I thought I would share a […]

The One Universal Rule of Time Management

Eric Nitzberg | June 25th, 2014

Most leaders wish they had more time.  In this post, I share the one piece of “universal” advice I most frequently give executives to help them better manage their time and boost their productivity.  Are you ready? Spend a few […]

Habits of the Mind

Eric Nitzberg | March 20th, 2014

We all know there are simple things we can do to have a more healthy body, like eat well, rest and exercise.  But it only dawned on me recently that there is an equivalent sort of hygiene for the mind.  […]

Increasing Speed in Leadership

Eric Nitzberg | February 19th, 2014

I was recently asked a broad question about how to increase speed when leading projects with incredibly smart, opinionated colleagues.  While each of the steps below may seem to be things that would slow you down, in the big picture […]

Strength during Stress

Eric Nitzberg | January 23rd, 2014

Most executives have some periods of intense, unrelenting stress.  This can happen for example during a time the team is rapidly growing in numbers; during a mission-critical project where the stakes are very high; or during a time of crisis […]

Get Your Reading Done 2-3 Times Faster

Eric Nitzberg | September 20th, 2013

A few weeks ago I wrote about using the audio version of The Economist and other audio resources to keep up with the latest news and information. I’ve learned a few new things since then on the same topic: (1)  […]

Keeping Up with the Latest

Eric Nitzberg | July 15th, 2013

Here’s a tip for leaders who are too busy to read the news: The Economist Magazine has an audio (MP3) version that you can listen to while you drive (or workout, or whatever: In fact, many publications offer audiocast […]

Talent Density

Eric Nitzberg | May 5th, 2013

I recently hired a video producer for some multi-media I am working on.  We had a great initial conversation, I told him what I was looking for, and then after just a few hours of work, he sent me a […]