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The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast is designed to give you quick productivity tips that you can use in your career or your business right away. Author and Productivity Expert, Ken Okel, believes that our path to success is not a straight line but rather an obstacle course. Every week you'll receive a quick tip designed to change the way you deal with time eatting challenges on the job.For more about Ken Okel, visit Ken Okel.com. Ken is also active on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/KenOkel

Latest Episodes

Business Team Collaboration Tips

Your effectiveness as a leader may depend on your ability to have successful team collaboration. Very often, problems can be traced to important voices not being heard or valued. Learn some important tips in this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast along with a fun story about fake snow. About Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your business right away. It’s all about making you more effective and productive, and teaching you how to get more done at work, or or team collaboration tips. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts so you’ll never miss an episode of this podcast. Every week you’ll receive a quick tip designed to change the way you deal with challenges on the job. If you enjoy the 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast, then maybe you’d like to leave a review on Apple Podcasts, so we can spread the word. If you like the way I think you also might enjoy Ken Okel’s YouTube channel. While there you can check out clips of some of his professional speaking presentations and his famous Paper Hat team building exercise, which is a great way to improve employee engagement. Want to Perform Better at Work? Check out these Articles: How to Handle Negative Comments You Should Worry About Burnout Making Mistakes When You’re Busy Starbucks Couldn’t Make Coffee Manage Your Time Crunch

4 MIN4 days ago
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Business Team Collaboration Tips

Suddenly Making Mistakes?

Even great leaders can find themselves suddenly making mistakes. You didn’t become incompetent but are likely overwhelmed. This will hurt your performance. Before you reach that point, let’s empower you with this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast, as you’ll learn some actionable strategies designed to give you an edge during busy or hectic times. About Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your business right away...

3 MIN1 weeks ago
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Suddenly Making Mistakes?

Busy Executive Tune-up

If you feel like you’re not getting as much done as you used to, then it be time for a busy executive tune-up. No matter your position, the challenges of today’s workplace can throw you off your game or create some bad habits. In this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast, you’ll learn some actionable strategies designed to help you regain your professional edge. About Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your busine...

4 MIN2 weeks ago
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Busy Executive Tune-up

Save Time with Work Barriers

If you can embrace them, you can save time with work barriers. These are easy to implement time management strategies designed to protect you from constant interruptions. Ready to get started with one of the most popular strategies from my keynote presentations? Enjoy this week’s episode of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your business right away. It’s all about making you...

4 MIN3 weeks ago
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Save Time with Work Barriers

Preventing Unintended Consequences at Work

What seem like simple decisions can bring unintended consequences at work. This can happen when solving a problem creates new problems. How can you avoid this cycle of frustration and make sure your decisions are effective? Tune in to this week’s edition of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your business right away. It’s all about making you more effective and productive, an...

4 MINAUG 14
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Preventing Unintended Consequences at Work

Leadership Recipe for Success

Whether you run a business or are a part of one, you’ll appreciate and maybe even salivate over this leadership recipe for success. It’s taken from bakers, a group that understands time management and the importance of well tuned processes. Put your finger into the mixing bowl of improved performance in this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. It’s not just a meeting. It’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your business right away...

4 MINAUG 7
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Leadership Recipe for Success

Tips for Coworker Collaboration

You’ll likely need to work with them, so why not learn some tips for coworker collaboration? These are designed to keep you from falling into some of the common traps that happen when you have to team up with others. While some may work a few feet from your desk, different styles can produce stress and poor outcomes. Empower yourself and your collaborators with this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast About Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. It’s not just a meeting. It’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips t...

3 MINJUL 31
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Tips for Coworker Collaboration

The High Price of Confusion at Work

You’ll pay the high price of confusion with employees and customers, if you don’t embrace clarity in your communication. Otherwise, you may leave little gaps of knowledge, where people have to assume what you mean. That can lead to mistakes, misunderstandings, or a feeling that you don’t care. Let’s close the gaps with these tips that are showcased in this week’s episode of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. It’s not just a meeting. It’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadersh...

5 MINJUL 24
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The High Price of Confusion at Work

Do Summer Vacations Hurt Your Bottom Line?

If not considered, the unintended consequences of employee summer vacations will hurt your bottom line at work. While it’s very important for people to have a chance to relax and recharge, the comings and goings can produce stress and a frustrated workforce. Let’s make sure a trip to the beach doesn’t create waves of problems for you and the rest of your office. Get these actionable tips in this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. Meet Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. It’s not just a meeting. It’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast g...

4 MINJUL 17
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Do Summer Vacations Hurt Your Bottom Line?

New Burnout Research

New burnout research legitimizes the problem that lives in many workplaces. Now that it’s a recognized condition, what do you do? I believe some smart action steps can reduce the common causes of this problem. Let’s talk about three of them in this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. Meet Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. It’s not just a meeting. It’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your business right away. It’s all about making you more effective and productive, an...

4 MINJUL 10
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New Burnout Research

Latest Episodes

Business Team Collaboration Tips

Your effectiveness as a leader may depend on your ability to have successful team collaboration. Very often, problems can be traced to important voices not being heard or valued. Learn some important tips in this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast along with a fun story about fake snow. About Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your business right away. It’s all about making you more effective and productive, and teaching you how to get more done at work, or or team collaboration tips. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts so you’ll never miss an episode of this podcast. Every week you’ll receive a quick tip designed to change the way you deal with challenges on the job. If you enjoy the 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast, then maybe you’d like to leave a review on Apple Podcasts, so we can spread the word. If you like the way I think you also might enjoy Ken Okel’s YouTube channel. While there you can check out clips of some of his professional speaking presentations and his famous Paper Hat team building exercise, which is a great way to improve employee engagement. Want to Perform Better at Work? Check out these Articles: How to Handle Negative Comments You Should Worry About Burnout Making Mistakes When You’re Busy Starbucks Couldn’t Make Coffee Manage Your Time Crunch

4 MIN4 days ago
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Business Team Collaboration Tips

Suddenly Making Mistakes?

Even great leaders can find themselves suddenly making mistakes. You didn’t become incompetent but are likely overwhelmed. This will hurt your performance. Before you reach that point, let’s empower you with this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast, as you’ll learn some actionable strategies designed to give you an edge during busy or hectic times. About Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your business right away...

3 MIN1 weeks ago
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Suddenly Making Mistakes?

Busy Executive Tune-up

If you feel like you’re not getting as much done as you used to, then it be time for a busy executive tune-up. No matter your position, the challenges of today’s workplace can throw you off your game or create some bad habits. In this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast, you’ll learn some actionable strategies designed to help you regain your professional edge. About Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your busine...

4 MIN2 weeks ago
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Busy Executive Tune-up

Save Time with Work Barriers

If you can embrace them, you can save time with work barriers. These are easy to implement time management strategies designed to protect you from constant interruptions. Ready to get started with one of the most popular strategies from my keynote presentations? Enjoy this week’s episode of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your business right away. It’s all about making you...

4 MIN3 weeks ago
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Save Time with Work Barriers

Preventing Unintended Consequences at Work

What seem like simple decisions can bring unintended consequences at work. This can happen when solving a problem creates new problems. How can you avoid this cycle of frustration and make sure your decisions are effective? Tune in to this week’s edition of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your business right away. It’s all about making you more effective and productive, an...

4 MINAUG 14
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Preventing Unintended Consequences at Work

Leadership Recipe for Success

Whether you run a business or are a part of one, you’ll appreciate and maybe even salivate over this leadership recipe for success. It’s taken from bakers, a group that understands time management and the importance of well tuned processes. Put your finger into the mixing bowl of improved performance in this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. It’s not just a meeting. It’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your business right away...

4 MINAUG 7
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Leadership Recipe for Success

Tips for Coworker Collaboration

You’ll likely need to work with them, so why not learn some tips for coworker collaboration? These are designed to keep you from falling into some of the common traps that happen when you have to team up with others. While some may work a few feet from your desk, different styles can produce stress and poor outcomes. Empower yourself and your collaborators with this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast About Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. It’s not just a meeting. It’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips t...

3 MINJUL 31
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Tips for Coworker Collaboration

The High Price of Confusion at Work

You’ll pay the high price of confusion with employees and customers, if you don’t embrace clarity in your communication. Otherwise, you may leave little gaps of knowledge, where people have to assume what you mean. That can lead to mistakes, misunderstandings, or a feeling that you don’t care. Let’s close the gaps with these tips that are showcased in this week’s episode of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. It’s not just a meeting. It’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadersh...

5 MINJUL 24
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The High Price of Confusion at Work

Do Summer Vacations Hurt Your Bottom Line?

If not considered, the unintended consequences of employee summer vacations will hurt your bottom line at work. While it’s very important for people to have a chance to relax and recharge, the comings and goings can produce stress and a frustrated workforce. Let’s make sure a trip to the beach doesn’t create waves of problems for you and the rest of your office. Get these actionable tips in this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. Meet Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. It’s not just a meeting. It’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast g...

4 MINJUL 17
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Do Summer Vacations Hurt Your Bottom Line?

New Burnout Research

New burnout research legitimizes the problem that lives in many workplaces. Now that it’s a recognized condition, what do you do? I believe some smart action steps can reduce the common causes of this problem. Let’s talk about three of them in this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. Meet Ken Okel Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. It’s not just a meeting. It’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your business right away. It’s all about making you more effective and productive, an...

4 MINJUL 10
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New Burnout Research

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