It’s nearly impossible to browse the internet without running into productivity advice, and most tips promise to transform you into an efficiency machine “in five easy steps.”
As a performance coach, I work with leaders at companies like Google, Facebook, and HP. In my experience, some of the “getting things done” dogma can be unproductive or a waste of time. You may also be following supposed “tried-and-true” methods that backfire, going against how your brain is wired.
Here is what most productivity gurus won’t tell you: