This post originally alleard on Inc.com
Author Paul J. Meyer writes, "Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort."
Lack of planning at any level, by anyone, can lead to a paralyzing fear of failure. This bogeyman becomes contagious, spreading the infection of defeat throughout an organization. But there are some prodigiously fine tips on productivity that can be learned from musicians. They face daunting challenges on a daily basis, and have had to learn how to be productive in order to survive. So spread out your sheet music and start to hit the high notes!