Blog: Productivity

Time Management Tips: Be Efficient (but Remember You’re Not a Machine)

Eric Nitzberg | October 11th, 2016

There are a number of strategies I recommend to help people improve efficiency and time management–a hot topic on the minds of many leaders. But I also recommend that executives remember that no matter how efficient they become, they are […]

Time Management Tips: Take Time to Save Time

Eric Nitzberg | September 14th, 2016

Most of the leaders that I work with, at one point or another, ask me about time management. Usually the question arises because they’re stressed and overwhelmed. Often they are balancing high-pressure leadership roles with the commitments of having a […]

Time Management Tips: Help Others Help You

Eric Nitzberg | August 16th, 2016

Most executives feel overloaded, at least some of the time. When a client tells me that they need to work on time management, I go through a “Productivity Checklist” with them, looking for areas they can further improve to make […]

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 […]