Productivity in the Workplace & Beyond, with Laura Vanderkam

On this week’s episode of The Innovation Engine podcast, we look at productivity in the workplace and beyond — how changing your personal rhetoric can help you refocus your efforts, how much more leisure time you have than you think, and why having partners in crime can make any hill look less steep.

Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time, joins us this week to discuss all that and more.

Laura is also the author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think and the What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast series of ebooks. She is a frequent contributor to Fast Company.com and is a member of USA Today‘s Board of Contributors. Her work has appeared in publications like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Fortune, and she has appeared on the Today Show, Fox & Friends, and on numerous other TV outlets to discuss her ideas on time management, productivity, and more.

Episode Highlights

Some highlights from this week’s episode include:

  • Why affirming and assuming that you actually have free time will help it become a reality
  • The habits that some of the world’s most successful people employ to free up time in a busy schedule
  • The average – and shockingly high – number of hours Americans spend every week watching TV

Listen to the Episode

Interested in hearing more? Tune in to the full episode via the SoundCloud embed below.

You can also download and subscribe to The Innovation Engine on iTunes or tune in via the podcast’s home on Stitcher Radio or SoundCloud to listen online, via Android or iOS, or on any device supporting a mobile browser.

Show Notes

Will Sherlin

Will Sherlin

Senior Manager of Digital Marketing

Will Sherlin is the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at 3Pillar Global. He oversees the 3Pillar website and other web properties, hosts 3Pillar’s ‘Innovation Engine’ podcast, and manages 3Pillar’s social media accounts. Prior to its acquisition by 3Pillar, Will was an Account Manager at PointAbout, a DC-based mobile app boutique that specialized in developing iPhone and iPad apps. He holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina.

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