In the modern working world, it’s pretty much a given that you’re going to have to deal with constantly shifting priorities. Nobody likes it, but it’s really a consequence of the constantly changing environment that we all have to operate within. But just because it’s expected, doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you’re struggling to navigate ever-changing priorities, I have some tips that may help.
Transitioning from Time Management to Time Leadership
As a productivity enthusiast, I have long found many traditional concepts of “time management” woefully incomplete. The modern trend to focus on tips, tricks, and hacks has removed the nuance from the conversation and forced us to blindly adopt a “faster is better” mentality. Lately, I’ve come to think of my approach to time management more as time leadership, which I realize is not common terminology. If this is a new idea for you and it sounds intriguing, keep reading….
Your Digital Organization Ecosystem: What It Is and Why You Need Clarity
To be successful in the modern era, you need proven practices to help manage all of these different aspects of your electronic space. It’s not just about cleaning things up, it’s about creating systems and structures to keep your virtual world organized now and in the future. Learn more in this video and upcoming training session.
Is Project Management Certification Right for You?
Project management certification can be a useful tool to advance your career, whether or not you’re a formal project manager or aspire to become one in the future. But it’s not right for everyone. If you’re considering it, this video will help you make an informed decision.
Workload Management Tip: Find Hidden Opportunities to Delegate
If you’re not directly supervising others, you may think you don’t have opportunities to delegate any portion of your workload. Think again! There may be hidden opportunities to hand off certain task to others, even without direct authority.
Interruption vs. Distraction: What’s the Difference?
We tend to use these two terms synonymously as if they mean the same thing. But I draw a distinction between them. I just find it easier for managing them and speaking about them, because they are different things. We, therefore, need to approach them differently.
Why Process Improvement is Key to Your Professional Success
No process is ever perfect. Forward-thinking organizations and people understand this. They are constantly looking for ways to optimize. If you want to elevate your reputation and results at work, focus on improving your processes.
How to Develop a Growth Mindset
A growth mindset is important for resilience, adaptability, and overall success in life and work. Without it, you will likely struggle to deal with many aspects of life, including change and adversity—two common characteristics of today’s working world. This webinar will show you how to develop this essential mindset.
Are Productivity Tools & Tech Wasting Your Time?
We have to invest our time, energy and attention into using tools and technology to support our time management. And ultimately, we want that to help us to be more productive. But if we’re not careful, we can actually experience diminishing or even negative returns on our investment.
Understanding the Productivity Cycle
In today’s ultra-busy workplace, many professionals harbor the unhealthy and unrealistic belief that they’re supposed to be ultra-productive 100% of the time. That’s just not possible. Believe me, I’ve tried!
I’ve come to believe that there’s a predictable 3-stage productivity cycle that takes place for everyone.
The Value of Planning When Plans Go Awry
The discipline of planning serves us well, even if the plans we create are rarely implemented precisely. Nine times out of 10, we can’t follow the plans we create because of unexpected circumstances. But that doesn’t mean that we should completely abandon the process of planning, because the process of planning has benefits in and of itself, regardless of the actual plan.
Managing Interruptions and Dealing with Distractions
When interruptions and distractions try to pull you off track, you need to deal with them and get back on track quickly. Or, even better, you need to avoid them entirely. Learning how to do this is perhaps the most important thing you can do to maintain your productivity in any environment.