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Top 35 Leaders in Efficiency and Time Management To Follow

by | Aug 10, 2021

(Originally posted on August 10, 2020)

Capacity’s mission is to help teams do their best work. Whether you’re looking to increase your productivity, find more free time, reduce your stress, or stay focused at work, you’ve come to the right place! On August 10, 2020, we rounded up some of the best time management thought leaders to equip you with the knowledge you need to properly manage the 24 hours we all have in a day and become as efficient as a Swiss Army Knife. And, one year later, we are pleased to add 10 more leaders to this list.

David Allen

A productivity consultant who is best known as the creator of the 5-step time management method, Getting Things Done (GTD), writing the international best-seller, Getting Things Done, and founding David Allen Co.

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Chris Bailey

The author of Hyperfocus and The Productivity Project. Chris interviews productivity experts from around the world, sifts through countless academic journal articles on productivity, and conducts numerous productivity experiments to explore how to become as productive as possible.

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Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin

Hosts of the award-winning talk show, “Back to Work” that features conversations on topics like productivity, communication, work, barriers, constraints, tools, and more. 

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Edward G. Brown

The author of The Time Bandit Solution: Recovering Stolen Time You Never Knew You Had and co-founder of the consulting and training firm, Cohen Brown Management Group. 

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Stephen M. R. Covey

The co-founder of CoveyLink and of the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice, a keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance, and the author of the international best-seller, The Speed of Trust.

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Jen Casey

The Brain-Based Business Coach™, a top industry speaker, and the creator of the CEO Psyche brand and podcast. Through her signature program, Programs that Profit, she helps coaches build, sell, and run high-level group programs.

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Dave Crenshaw

A public speaker, online trainer, and author of productivity and leadership works that include The Result and The Myth of Multitasking.

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Amber De La Garza

A coach, trainer, speaker, and writer, host of the Productivity Straight Talk Podcast, and creator of Leverage Lab™.  She helps small business owners improve their time management and elevate their productivity to maximize profits, reduce stress, and make time for what matters most.

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Jill E Duffy

A writer, journalist, and speaker that covers remote work, consumer technology, business software, and personal productivity. Her first book, Get Organized: How to Clean Up Your Messy Digital Life, is a step-by-step guide to leading a more organized and productive digital life with all our digital information. 

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John Lee Dumas

The founder & host of “Entrepreneurs On Fire,” an award-winning podcast. John has interviewed more than 2,000 inspiring entrepreneurs. 

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Ellen Faye

A certified productivity leadership coach that supports her clients in developing and integrating processes to lead effectively and efficiently. Her expertise includes productive strategic planning processes, teaching leaders and boards how to increase productivity, time management, and coaching for leaders. 

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Tim Ferriss

An entrepreneur, investor, author, and podcaster. His TV shows include, “The Tim Ferriss Experiment” and “Fear(less) with Tim Ferriss,” and his books include The 4-Hour Workweek and Tribe of Mentors.

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Erik Fisher

A productivity podcaster at “Beyond The To-Do List” and the Director of Social Media Education at Agorapulse.

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Molly Fletcher

A sports agent turned entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker who helps leaders, teams, and organizations unleash their potential. Molly’s most recent publication is The Energy Clock

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Darius Foroux

The author of seven books on topics like productivity, habits, decision making, and wealth building. He also is the founder of The Sounding Board, a private community for people who love to learn and create.

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Thomas Frank

A YouTuber, author, and musician. Thomas is the creator and main writer at “College Info Geek,” which is a blog dedicated to helping students build a remarkable college career, which in turn will lead to an amazing life.

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Justin Hale

A dynamic keynote speaker,  trainer, and productivity guru that focuses on topics such as personal productivity, habit change, crucial conversations, team accountability, change management, and bridging generational gaps in the workplace.

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Benjamin Hardy, PhD

An organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work and Personality Isn’t Permanent. Benjamin is a public speaker and writes articles on productivity. 

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Jason Hewlett

Leadership expert, author, and inductee of the Speaker Hall of Fame. Jason is most commonly known for his award-winning presentation, “The Promise: Become a Legendary Leader and Discover Your Signature Moves” and his book, Signature Moves: How To Stand Out In A Sit Down World.

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Rashelle Isip

Professional organizer, productivity consultant, coach, and author of several books like How to Be More Organized, 31 Easy Ways to Get Organized in the New Year, The Order Expert’s Guide to Time Management, and How to Plan a Great Event in 60 Days.

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Craig Jarrow

Founder of the “Time Management Ninja” podcast and blog. Craig writes about time management, productivity, and goal setting. He also shares information about new technology and tools.

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Larry Kim

The founder and VP of Marketing of MobileMonkey. Larry is ranked the #8 most popular author on Medium and is a contributor to CNBC and Inc. Magazine, where he writes about entrepreneurship and business operations. 

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Jim Kwik

A New York Times Bestselling Author, speed reading and memory trainer, and host of the #1 Kwik Brain Podcast. His passion is training high-performance brains to keep up with the growing technological demands and better solve the problems we face.

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Deb Lee

A digital productivity coach, certified professional organizer, speaker, and productivity consultant. Deb is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners polish their workflows and leverage technology in their companies so that they can get more accomplished every day.

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Julie Morgenstern

An organizing and time management expert, New York Times best-selling author, consultant, and speaker who specializes in productivity, work-life balance, time management, change management, and organizing systems. 

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Sheila Robinson-Kiss

A mental health educator, therapist, author, speaker, and founder of The Rebalancing America and Beyond Initiative, which is a national mental health and wellness platform dedicated to educating individuals about self-health and resiliency models. Her work focuses on supporting sustained and balanced functioning across the lifespan.  

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Stever Robbins

Famously known as the ‘Get It Done Guy’, Stever Robbins is an entrepreneur and business coach who helps people maximize their everyday potential.

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Dr. Michelle Rozen

The change doctor, a keynote speaker, and highly respected authority on the psychology of change. Dr. Rozen provides real-world examples and stories, audience engagement, and actionable takeaways that leave leaders ready to transform the way they lead through change.

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Stephanie Suva

A Certified Professional Coach and Asana Certified Pro with more than a decade of experience as a corporate program manager. She helps create a clear path for success and puts her proven productivity and organization strategies to work for her clients. 

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Ray Sidney-Smith

A perennial small business evangelist who is also the President of W3 Consulting, Inc., a consultancy providing small businesses throughout the United States with practical approaches to business development and management/operations.

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Laura Stack

An award-winning keynote speaker and trainer, bestselling author, and noted authority on personal productivity and team performance. Laura is the president of The Productivity Pro, Inc., and the founder and CEO of LEADERSHIP USA, INC.

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Carson Tate

The founder of Working Simply and the Carson Tate company. Carson is a speaker, coach, and best-selling author that has a mission to change how and why we work.

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Laura Vanderkam

An author, speaker, and podcaster about time management, productivity, career, parenting, and working from home. Laura’s newest ebook, The New Corner Office, launches this summer and she has a daily podcast by the same name.

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Mike Vardy 

A productivity strategist, time management specialist, author, speaker, and workshop leader. Mike’s most recent books include The Productivityist Playbook and TimeCrafting: A Better Way to Get the Right Things Done.

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Lisa Zaslow

A speaker, writer, and spokesperson that covers organization and productivity. Lisa helps individuals, small businesses, corporations, and non-for-profits make the most of their time, information, energy, space, and stuff. 

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Penny Zenker

An international speaker, facilitator, and executive coach at SmartMoves. Penny is also the author of the book, The Productivity Zone: Stop the Tug of War with Time.

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We hope you find a few time-saving tips and productive habits from these amazing thought leaders! Let us know if there’s anyone you think we should include in our next list! If you are ready to increase your team’s productivity, please reach out.