I find it fascinating when you look back at your life, particularly your childhood, and identify moments that give you clues about what kind of person you’re going to turn into. At the time, you usually don’t realise it’s a significant moment. But when you look back later, these tiny little things stand out as pivotal forks in the road, where, had you made a different decision, your life may have been radically different.
The number of “inboxes” we have to deal with on a daily basis has become pretty overwhelming. Most people have multiple email addresses and social accounts to check on a daily basis. Now add to the mix a situation where multiple people are working in the same inbox (e.g. in sales or customer support where you’re all checking a ‘support@‘ address). Keeping on top of all these inboxes, dealing with messages in a timely manner, collaborating with your team and drafting responses is a real challenge.
Readers of this blog will know that Alfred is one of my favourite productivity tools. I use it all the time to:
This is the second post in a 2-part series on how I plan my time and update my plan as I go. Click here to read part 1 all about how to conduct a weekly review.
Last week I showed you how I conduct my weekly review. As I discussed, the purpose of the review is to plan your upcoming week. This means that rather than starting your work on Monday and reacting to whatever demands enter your inbox, you can be more intentional with your time and make progress on the tasks and projects that you want to work on.
Radical Candor is written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Giving actionable lessons to the reader, this book shows managers how to be successful while retaining their humanity, finding meaning in their job, and creating an environment where people both love their work and their colleagues.
This is the first in a 2-part series about how I plan my week and how my week actually played out. Stay tuned for part 2 coming next week…
In August 2015 I wrote about how I conduct a weekly review. As it’s now almost 4 years later, I thought it was about time I write an updated post on my current weekly review. And this time, you can watch me conduct an actual weekly review in real time.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by ideas? I do. Most of us have lists of ideas in a note somewhere, but very rarely do we act on them. Ideas hit us all the time and usually sound great at the time. The trouble with all these ideas is in working out which ones are good and should be prioritised first, and which ones are bad and shouldn’t be worked on at all.
The Dichotomy Of Leadership, written by the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Extreme Ownership, reveals a stellar approach to help leaders recognise and attain the leadership balance crucial to victory. With examples from the authors’ combat and training experiences in the SEAL teams, and then a demonstration of how each lesson applies to the business world, Willink and Babin clearly explain the dichotomy of leadership. Let’s find out what these lessons are!
When we talk about productivity, we generally focus on things like time management, prioritisation, procrastination, goal planning and the like. But there are some small, unexpected things you can do to dramatically improve your efficiency and output.