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Monthly Archives: March 2019

How to be more productive

Aren’t we all wondering how to be more productive?  Don’t we feel accomplishment when we respond to some emails and update our social media? So why do we get to the end of the day and wonder why we feel like we didn’t get enough done?

You know the KISS theory right?  This incredible article is very KISS.

I’ve pulled out a few of my favourite lines from it here:

  • When executives are in flow, they are up to five times more productive
  • What we call multitasking is, in actuality, task switching
  • Each task switch might waste only 1/10th of a second, it can add up to a 40% productivity loss
  • Task switching is exhausting because it uses up oxygenated glucose in the brain

By being more intentional about our relationship with technology, we can cultivate a work environment in which we are not only more productive, but also more fulfilled and actualized versions of ourselves.

And here is a pdf if the link above does not work for you.

Posted Wednesday, March 20th, 2019.

Tough Conversations

Do you know how to have tough conversations without sounding condescending? It’s not easy. And it’s a powerful skill to have.

This helpful article from Fast Company is worth reading.

If the link does not work for you, here’s a pdf of the article.

Posted Monday, March 11th, 2019.

You can’t – and shouldn’t – do it alone

Anyone who has been a manager knows how challenging it can be. You have to make countless decisions, solve problems, organize projects, fill positions, so on and so forth. The important thing is that you don’t do it all alone.

This is an excellent article from the Centre for Organization and Management Effectiveness

If the link isn’t working, here’s a pdf

Posted Monday, March 4th, 2019.