Harvard Business Review published a terrific article in October titled, “In a Distracted World, Solitude Is a Competitive Advantage.” The authors referenced numerous sources, from Yoda (Star Wars) to Erick Schmidt (Google) to David Rock (Your Brain at Work), to propose that working in a quiet mental and physical space maximizes the quality and the[…]
We generally greet the new year with a sense of hope. It’s an internal time of renewal while everything around us sleeps. This hope is ephemeral, lasting only a month or so, but it is filled with the best of intentions.
Unfortunately, the Gulf of Life separates our intentions from our actions to fulfill them. The day-to-day demands of living clutter our minds and delay our starts. So, too, does the difficultly of change weigh heavy upon moving from intention to action.
Meetings are the most expensive periods of time we spend together. It can be surprising to add up the loaded employee cost of a simple weekly status meeting. Consequently, meetings need to be highly productive to justify the expense.
Marty Nemko, a National Public Radio (NPR) host, offered the following “traffic light” strategy for maintaining a listener’s attention
Lawyers and legal professionals get paid to advise clients. Advising is a pro-active sport. It involves counseling, explaining and giving direction. So when it comes to managing projects and others, our natural tendency is to advise and direct. Unfortunately, it can result in lower performance and work quality.
Our brains love lists. Belle Beth Cooper nicely summed it up by saying, “We pack all the madness and ambiguity of life into a structured form of writing. In short, making lists is a great way to increase our overall happiness and feel less overwhelmed.”
Boomerang offers an email plug-in for managing email. It’s a terrific product available for Gmailers and Outlookers alike. Last month, the folks at Boomerang posted a fascinating statistical analysis measuring response rates to their clients’ emails during 2015. What they found will change the way you use email. […]
Life is full of rules. They’re largely designed to prevent bad things from happening. However, in the world of productivity, some rules can help us get more done. The quicker and easier they are to follow, the more they help.
Consider how these simple rules can help you. […]