Business Productivity – How to Get the Most Leverage and Reach Out of Every Hour

Would you like to get the most leverage and greatest result out of every hour of your day? How about the time, intelligence and energy of everyone on your team?Here are 7 ways to get leverage working for you:1. Leverage your time – Most of us have been trained to think in 60-minute hours. Well, studies have shown that we all tend to spread tasks to fill the allotted time. Break that habit by scheduling meetings for 27 minutes, and blocking off chunks of uninterrupted work time for 45 minutes.2. Leverage your intelligence – Plan on doing a task 3 times: the first to work through the possible steps, the second to work on getting the kinks and obstacles solves, and the third to document it. Next teach it to someone else so you’ve transferred the ‘know how’ to others.3. Leverage your energy – Many of us are working in office environments, doing very little movement of our bodies the entire day. Set aside 5 minute per hour to leave the desk, and walk briskly for 4 minutes. It’s even better if you’re in a building with stairs – go up and down the stairs for those minutes and your alertness will soar and the pounds will drop off from keeping your metabolism up all day.4. Leverage your team – Begin every day by listing everything you want to accomplish. Then create a separate list with the 3 key goals you will focus on. Take all the other goals and assign them to other people to get done.5. Leverage your systems – Assign each system for the work you do in your business to another person. Give them the task of evaluating “all the ways it might be done more efficiently, effectively, productively and profitably.” You’ll be leveraging everyone’s attention – stirring up the best thinking of everyone in the company AND their enthusiasm as well.It’s really amazing! When you use “leverage” as the key to running your business, you’ll continually find ways of creating more results with less effort and energy.