Managing your priorities will make you more productive than any app or time management how-to.

A few years ago, I found myself feeling completely overwhelmed by my mounting todo list. Endless meetings to attend, emails awaiting a response, plus my own work to complete, and oh yeah this thing called a personal life would be nice to have.

I had taken a promotion requiring me…

Creating your goal is doing more harm than good. Here’s what you can do about it.

Almost every bit of coaching or goal setting advice says that you should track your progress. I even suggest it as a way to help build your confidence.

However, there’s a dark side to this advice which can undermine your efforts.

Goal setting is a tool used to provide focus…

The only thing holding you back is confidence and here’s what you can do about it.

The biggest thing holding you back from success is your confidence. I’ve seen it happen so many times in my own career. As a people manager, I’ve seen it happen countless times more in others.

You know what you want to do. You know what you need to do to…

Applying a simple design thinking technique can make you more effective, regardless of your job

Personas are an incredible tool to help you work smarter. They’re most commonly used in design thinking and product development. However, you can use them just about anywhere that involves providing value or solving your customers’ problems.

When made and used correctly they can help you identify user pain points…

Brian Early

Helping other professionals find greater success in the workplace through my experiences working at a large tech company

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