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Enhancing Your Productivity

with Dave Crenshaw

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Discover and learn to focus on your most valuable activities in order to enhance your productivity.
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Enhancing Your Productivity
Video duration: 0s 45m 40s Appropriate for all Updated Jan 03, 2013


Join author and business coach Dave Crenshaw as he shows you the key to enhancing your productivity—focusing on your most valuable activities and minimizing the distractions that waste your time. This course shows you how to determine where you make the most valuable contributions to your company while minimizing and offloading distractions. Create a plan to mind your time and effort and help coworkers and employees discover their most valuable activities, which can result in an office-wide productivity boost.

This course is one of a series of five Dave Crenshaw courses based on his Invaluable teaching methodology for professional development.

Topics include:
  • Discovering your most valuable activities
  • Focusing by offloading tasks that weigh you down
  • Enhancing productivity around the office
  • Eliminating distractions


Are you getting maximum results from your time? Are you focused in your attention? Your answer to these questions, how productive and focused you are, will have a significant effect on your career. In my book, Invaluable, I explored how to help individuals increase the value of their time and quality of work life, in other words, how to become invaluable. This course, Enhancing Your Productivity, is part of a five-course series on helping you become invaluable and get the most from your carrier.

In my coaching, two factors in becoming invaluable are irreplaceability and focus. These two factors go hand in hand and are the key to enhancing your productivity. Although they serve different purposes, they both affect how you spend your time at work. Irreplaceability is an indicator of how difficult it would be to replace you with someone else. It considers the next best alternative to you and your services. To make yourself irreplaceable, you want to understand which of your activities are most valuable.

I call these your most valuable activities, or your MVAs. When you spend the majority of your time on activities that bring the most to the business' bottom line, you are making yourself irreplaceable. In this course, we will take you through the process of identifying your most valuable activities. Then, you will compare your results with the most valuable activities of your co-workers, including your boss, and any people that you may manage. Why? Well, by understanding your MVAs and those of the people around you, you will begin to see how you can fit yourself into the company in a way that makes you irreplaceable, and that will lead us to the invaluable factor of focus.

This factor means that once you have identified what makes you valuable, then you need to focus your time as much as possible on those most valuable activities. I will give you some strategies to help you maintain focus, both in scheduling your activities and in eliminating the little distractions that happen throughout your day. When you combine the identification of your most valuable activities with the strategy of focus, you will take significant steps toward enhancing your productivity.

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Q: This course was updated on 01/03/2012. What changed?
A: This course was retitled, streamlined, and refined throughout, resulting in a slightly shorter runtime. We also added new graphics and a new welcome movie. 





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