Laura Stack

About the Author

Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE, aka The Productivity Pro®, gives speeches and seminars on sales and leadership productivity. For over 25 years, she’s worked with Fortune 1000 clients to reduce inefficiencies, execute more quickly, improve output, and increase profitability. Laura is the author of seven books, including Doing the Right Things Right: How the Effective Executive Spends Time.

4 Reasons Why Regular Employee Training Is Critically Important

Regular training for your employees is integral to productivity and profitability, meaning it’s something you should never take for granted. Among other things, training will do this: It improves confidence and, therefore, performance — When people know they’ve been equipped…

Workforce Training Is Important, But Job Shadowing Is Critical

These days, roles in most white-collar teams have become so specialized that no single person can learn everything needed to keep the team’s work processes running smoothly. Usually, the team lead has a good idea of the overall structure, but…

The 15 Characteristics Of A Highly Productive Team

Editor’s Note: It’s an annual tradition for TLNT to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 26 of 2015. Our regular content will return on Jan. 4, 2016. Feliz Navidad!  In the 25 years since I started my company The…

It Takes Skills (and Patience) to Get Buy-In on Team Goals

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” ― Jim Rohn, American business speaker In a near-perfect world — the type most people would love when they join a new company — a department, division, or team’s leader would act purely…

How to Keep Teamwork From Becoming Group Think – and Make Smart Decisions, Too

“Most of us are going through life without interrogating whether our decision-making processes are fit for purpose. And that’s something we need to change – especially when the stakes are high and the decisions are of real import.” – Noreena…

Nobody Is Indispensable, Or Why You Really Need Succession Planning

Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. “The graveyards are full of indispensable men.” — Charles DeGaulle One of the basic tenets of popular business advice, publicized even by industry leaders like Forbes,…

How to Increase Productivity — Even When You’re Not Leading the Team

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”—Zig Ziglar, American motivational speaker Active, participative teamwork has become crucial to the modern business environment. Gone are the days when one person…