October 5, 2007
Come on, admit it … you’ve listed it on every single resume you’ve ever submitted. Next to I’m a “people person”, it’s probably the second most generic trait we credit ourselves with. But are we really any good at it, and is it a good idea?
Studies show multitasking causes us to work slower, make more mistakes, and experience greater stress … its the perfect strategy for getting less done while driving yourself crazy at the same time!
September 27, 2007
A client of mine recently pointed out how strange it is that I don’t wear a wrist watch. I guess It is a little ironic, since I’m a personal productivity trainer. It just never occurred to me. You see, I’ve been using my cell phone as my primary time piece for years. Not that I have anything against watches, there lovely. I just don’t like wearing one.
The Cell Phone Has Become the Swiss Army Knife of the 21st Century!
It did, however, get me thinking about other underutilized uses of a cell phone. So here goes:
September 24, 2007
On average, Inefficiencies rob 20% of our day.
The four ingredients taught in this series are designed to help get that 20% back!
Ingredient number 2: file systems, is a great way to start getting some of that 20% back.Office workers spend about 2 hours per day looking for stuff.
It’s not that the “stuff” is always lost. That’s just the time it takes to retrieve the information we’re looking for.My goal has always been to halve the amount of time required to retrieve information – thereby saving about an hour per day!
September 11, 2007
The hall is a poor choice for impromptu meetings because neither party is prepared to capture important information.
Have you ever noticed how much work we try to get done, “by the way?”
Has this ever happened to you? You’ve had way too much coffee and your bladder is about to explode. On your way to the facilities, you bump into “Colleague Bob”.
September 11, 2007
In this podcast we continue the series How to Bake a Productivity Cake. This lesson covers the first key ingredient to getting more done, prioritization.