It’s time to escape the productivity trap.

You’ve seen it before. Your team should be achieving great work with ease, but instead it’s caught in a wild frenzy of competing priorities. Gradually your people are burning out, innovation is evaporating, and time and energy are wasted on all the wrong problems.

Sound familiar?

Thanks to this organizational multitasking, organizations are flooding from the pressure to do it all. But there is an unexpected solution to achieve high performance once again….


Learn all about how in REAL FLOW by Brandi Olson.

Available now!

What’s Inside:

The costly link between competing priorities, multitasking, and burnout

And why no amount of vacation, self-care, or team-building activities will solve it.

The essential practice of limiting work in progress

To improve the flow of value, plus the radical effect it has on solving the challenges your organization is facing.

Strategies to remedy the burnout problem

That don’t involve doing less, expecting less, or shrinking the to-do list.

How to redefine performance to maximize human potential

For the long term over the short term and what that will do for your teams.

How to embrace the ecosystem paradigm

And the direct impact it has on an organization’s ability to adapt, change, and thrive.

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The Flow Quiz Game

How well does your work flow with ease?

How flooded is your team with competing priorities?

Take the Flow Quiz with your team for a fast pulse check that will have everyone clamoring to be named Flow Master. The Flow Quiz Game is a fast way to bring interactive laughs to your next team meeting and kickstart a different conversation about how to raise expectations without burning out.

Real Flow Team Meeting Life Raft

The Real Flow Life Raft is an interactive, simple-to-follow set of gamified productivity and discussion tools for your next meeting or team gathering. It’s like a book discussion guide, but way more interesting!

You’ll get FIVE short, nearly zero-prep interactive team exercises to infuse your team meetings with insight and connection before and after you read Real Flow.

The Life Raft gives you access to an easy-to-use micro-site that includes five SHORT (5-20 minutes each) team exercises and…

  • Video guides for you, the team facilitator
  • The visuals you’ll need
  • Facilitator notes

here’s what readers have to say:

“I need all our leaders to read this Real Flow.

It is insightful and pragmatic about the realities that companies face every day. Putting,simple but effective strategies in place continues to guide our transformation and Real Flow gives us an easy way to consume those strategies and start to focus on what really matters to our organization; outcomes over outputs, less is more, happy and healthy employees, dedicated working time, leaders actually leading by example and creating space to learn and innovate.”

– Amanda Finney, Senior Vice President, Product Management and User Experience Design at Wells Fargo

“I am hooked!"

HR Vice-President

“Wow! This is the book I needed as a leader right now.”

“A message with more clarity on why organizational multitasking hurts performance than I’ve ever heard before. I get it in a visceral way now.”

“Extraordinary, insightful, effective”

“Of special interest to anyone having the responsibility for business management and work team leadership, “Real Flow: Break the Burnout Cycle and Unlock High Performance in the New World of Work” is an extraordinary, insightful, effective, and thoroughly ‘user friendly’ ‘how-to’ instructional reference guide that is especially recommended.”

Midwest Book Review

“I thought I knew everything about prioritization but I walked away with a totally different perspective. Fantastic!”

 – Senior Director, Fortune 100 Company

“A timely book for all leaders of today (and tomorrow).”

“Brandi Olson’s book explores the business impact and consequence of…misalignment (working on the wrong things), disengagement (and a lack of innovation), to burnout. Brandi reminds us of the reality of business systems and gives us ways to unlearn and rethink how we should be working. A timely book for all leaders of today (and tomorrow).”

– Evan Leybourn, CEO and cofounder, Business Agility Institute

About the book: Real Flow

Organizational agility expert Brandi Olson brings front and center what happens when an organization chases too many priorities simultaneously.

Real Flow demonstrates the principles of flow that will create the environment teams need to achieve and sustain high performance. Integrating cognitive science, organizational agility, and lean principles, this is your guide to deliver exceptional value and enable people to be happy, healthy, and engaged in their work.

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