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“Oh my gosh, that was such a good day, I got so much done!”

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The secret is

Empowered Productivity™

Be Your Best Self. Accomplish More. Procrastinate Less. Conquer Distractions.

What is Empowered Productivity?

“Empowered Productivity™,” the groundbreaking workflow management system by Maura Thomas, redefines personal and professional effectiveness and maximizes accomplishment.

This unique system empowers you to master your moments and amplify your impact. 

Designed for busy professionals grappling with distractions, endless tasks, and inundated inboxes, it shifts the focus from outdated time management tactics to a comprehensive workflow management system based on the cutting-edge strategy of attention management.

Empowered Productivity™ offers a more relevant approach than traditional time management. It’s foundational principle is that attention management is the new path to productivity.

This critical business skill is not taught in school. The Empowered Productivity System offers a workflow methodology that will put you on a path of continuous improvement. It will teach you how to regain control over the details of life and work, and seamlessly integrate productivity software and tools for optimal outcomes. Embark on this transformative path and experience a new pinnacle of productivity.

Her unique and effective approach to productivity has helped Maura rank in the Top Ten Time Management Professionals in the World by the premiere publication on thought-leadership, Global Gurus.

 

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Components of Empowered Productivity

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Genius Unleashed: How to Harness Your Brilliance Through Attention Management: In today’s fast-paced world, it’s common to end your day feeling drained yet unfulfilled, wondering why your key tasks remain untouched. This often stems from a reactive mindset, where distractions and demands hijack your focus, leaving your true potential untapped. This module is your gateway to transforming this cycle. It will equip you to conquer distractions and master your mindset, unlocking your innate brilliance and steering your attention toward what truly matters. Embrace this journey to not just manage, but master your attention, ensuring each day ends with you a step closer to realizing your full potential, and feeling a satisfying sense of accomplishment.

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Success GPS: Navigating Your Action Plan to Achieve Your Goals: In a world where your workload is a maze of sticky notes, overflowing inboxes, and digital tools that promise much but deliver little, finding a clear path to your goals can feel overwhelming. This module helps you create an easy-to-follow map. It will transform the chaos of disparate to-do lists and half-forgotten reminders into a streamlined, effective action plan, empowering you to be more proactive and  less reactive. It guides you to not just manage, but strategically navigate your tasks, reducing stress and aligning your daily actions with your bigger objectives. Step into a world where each step is purposeful and each decision propels you closer to your most significant results, with the clarity and confidence to prioritize, track, and execute your tasks efficiently.

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Conquer Communication Clutter: Find the Signal, Cut the Noise: Drowning in an endless sea of emails, messages, and meetings, it’s easy to feel trapped in a cycle of ‘communication debt,’ where catching up seems impossible. This module is your lifeline. It will teach you to master your inboxes, transforming them from sources of stress into tools of efficiency. You’ll learn strategies to significantly reduce internal corporate communication overload, enhancing effectiveness without sacrificing clarity. Dive into the art of meeting management, including planning, execution, and ensuring actionable results. “Conquer Communication Clutter” also covers holding team members accountable and managing communication flows both up and across teams. Step into a world where every message is meaningful, every meeting is productive, and communication chaos is a thing of the past.

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Battery Boost: Recharging for Peak Performance: In an era where burnout has escalated to an all-time high, recognizing symptoms of burnout is more crucial than ever. This module addresses this urgent challenge head-on. It offers a practical definition of work-life balance, debunking myths and offering strategies for achieving it. You’ll learn how to identify early signs of burnout and implement proactive measures to prevent it, helping you and your team rediscover the joy and engagement in your work. It offers an essential guide for any professional seeking to maintain high performance without sacrificing their well-being, ensuring that both you and your team can thrive in today’s demanding work environment.

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Performance Rewired: Transform Your Habits to Change Your Life: Striving for personal and professional improvement often leads to a familiar cycle of enthusiasm followed by unmet expectations, especially when trying to instill new habits or boost productivity. This module is designed to break that cycle. It makes thepsychology of habit formation and behavior change easy to understand, and offers insightful strategies to rewire your approach to managing your days. You’ll explore techniques that go beyond temporary motivation, anchoring new habits in the bedrock of sustainable change. This module is a roadmap to profound transformation, empowering you to redefine your habits, reshape your performance, and ultimately, change your life, increasing the odds of lasting change and maximizing the return on your professional development investment.

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Everyone Wants to Work Here: Creating Culture That Empowers People: In many organizations, the prevailing culture and leadership behaviors inadvertently contribute to productivity bottlenecks and employee disengagement. This module is designed to address this critical issue. It offers leaders a blueprint for cultivating a workplace environment that not only attracts top talent but also fosters their growth and enthusiasm.

You’ll explore how to identify and reshape cultural dynamics that hinder productivity and morale. We’ll delve into strategies for promoting a culture of empowerment, where every team member feels valued, understood, and motivated. This includes promoting more efficient communication, encouraging innovation, and fostering accountability. Additionally, the module provides practical tools for leaders to lead by example, creating a ripple effect of positive change throughout the organization. By the end of this module, you’ll be equipped to transform your workplace into an environment where everyone thrives, making your organization a place where everyone wants to work. (To learn more about including this program in your next leadership retreat, click here.)

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Maura Thomas has seen in Havard Business Review, Fast Company, The Wall Steet Journal

What does it mean for you and your team to be “Empowered” over your productivity?

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You understand the benefits of “Attention Management” over “Time Management”
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You can efficiently handle all manner of commitments, communication, and information
You have bridged the gap between behavior and technology, so that you can make the best use of the software and electronic tools you have available
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You spend as little time as possible being reactive, and as much time as possible being proactive
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You know the best use of your time at any moment, and are therefore able to take immediate and appropriate action
meet your goals
You make consistent progress on your significant results, whether they are goals for today, this month, this year, or this lifetime.
Maura Thomas created The Empowered Productivity™ System by taking proven productivity techniques and combining these with emerging ideas and research related to attention, distraction, neuroscience, technology development, and behavior change, and assembling it all into a comprehensive, methodical approach to solving the problems facing knowledge workers today, including:
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Competing and ever-changing priorities
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Fast-paced, multitasking environments
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Too many meetings
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Increasing stress and burnout
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Important work getting squeezed out
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Lives out of balance, with little time for family, health, hobbies, and other aspects necessary for wellness, happiness, and peak productivity
Maura Thomas speaking at TEDx Red River

Taking your training has made me realize how inefficient my prior work-life management “system” was! After just one day of utilizing your recommended tool and methodology, I already felt more in control and, as a result, slept better. I am excited about the long-term results of your program for myself and my team and I encourage others to take advantage of what you have to teach.

Victoria Yeager

Head of Contracts and Compliance, Genentech, Inc.

Ways to engage with Empowered Productivity

Maura Thomas team productivity training

Energize your team and boost productivity.

Maura Thomas Empowered Productivity Training

On-your-own online training in bite-sized, easy-to-follow lessons.

Maura Thomas speaks about Productivity

Engaging keynotes on timely topics to motivate your teams.

Empowered Productivity books by Maura Thomas

Actionable, paradigm-shifting ideas across a series of books.

Learn more about the Empowered Productivity™ System

Attention Management™ is the new path to productivity

Attention management represents a big break from past ideas about how to be more efficient and increase productivity. It is based on the way we work today.

Empowered Productivity™ works!

From corporations to non-profits to individuals, read in-depth stories of how both teams and leaders applied the Empowered Productivity system.

Speaking & Training Reviews

Empowered Productivity delivers real-world, bottom-line results across business types and industries. Get the details directly from our clients.

“I’ve gotta say…I was a little bit skeptical when you said that companies see a, I forget the number, a 30% efficiency gain. I was like ‘Yeah, sure, whatever. Everybody says that kind of stuff.’ But now I’m a believer.”

Daniel Hofmann, CEO and Vistage member, IMED Pharma