Ethan Lieber Posts

How To Plan Your Next Vacation

Here is a guide for those of you planning any upcoming trips this year courtesy of Diana, one of our readers.

I am type A when it comes to planning trips.

Ok, who am I kidding? I’m type A when it comes to most things. Luckily, my husband is really laid back and lets me go crazy with trip planning. I like to do my research well in advance of the visit. When we arrive in a new city, I want to know that I’m staying in a good hotel/rental located in a great part of town.  Once we’re there I want to make sure we’re not wasting precious time wondering what to do – we already know.

7 Day Plan to Stay Productive

A great infographic on increasing your productivity from .

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Increasing Productivity in Outsourced Teams

Around 11:00pm, April 7th, 2010

My phone alarm blares at 11:00pm ringing to the tune of The Imperial March. I grab my laptop bag, hop in the car, and head home from a wireframing session at Pickwick Pub. A new feature concept served over two Firestone DBAs waits to be shared. Again, my alarm rings at midnight. I log into a Go To Meeting conference to meet with two offshore development teams in India. Together, we build and design CRM and web development solutions for one of the largest SEO companies in California. My first question to them: “Guys, are we on track?”

Achieve Your Goals By Measuring Productivity

“Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.” ~ H. James Harrington

Understand how to measure your personal productivity and unlock huge potential. Wake up earlier, go for a run, and notice that you feel better all day and when your day finishes, you feel like you were super productive. But how do you really know? How do you move from “feeling” more productive to “knowing” that you are more productive? When you use metrics to keep track of your productivity, your eyes open to new ways of improving your workflow, your organization, and your life. To create a system of measuring your personal productivity, you must first understand exactly what you are measuring.