we should also be aware of how these positive traits can turn sour when under pressure or when not kept in check. In essence they can turn you into an island, only using your partners or colleagues to affirm you in your perceived weaknesses without actually letting them in on your work.
Take a very mundane example: You are running late for a meeting, you are at the barriers leaving a train station waiting to present your ticket and the person in front of you is on the phone, coffee in hand attempting to fish their ticket out of their back pocket and taking some time to do this, do you feel like being a nice person in this moment?
technologies now mean most forms of data are so easily stored and recalled that this renders the rolodex and paper diary extinct. However the more cognitive, theorising and immediate sides of note writing and recording information could still be used with effective results.
I thought I’d spend a bit of time jotting down the blogs I have found most useful during my time as a Productivity Coach and why, so here goes…
I love sitting with people and seeing the penny drop, watching improvements over the month that we have open email communication and again sitting down with them during our follow-up session to revise our action plan and come up with new goals based on the time won back
We found that she had the typical tensions every freelancer has between billable and non-billable work. Although she had already made some changes to make it more efficient, pitching for work and back and forth discussions with clients was still taking up a lot of time.
My ‘heroes of old’ series wouldn’t be complete without focusing on some prominent creators of works who were truly prolific.
This week Dwight D. Eisenhower the 34th president of the United States is in the spot-light. The classically trained project managers among you may recall his coined methodology ‘The Eisenhower Matrix’, a simple and effective tool for prioritising tasks, but before I go on to this, it’s his overall leadership qualities that I wanted to focus on first.
“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.” Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I have been doing my best to quietly avoid being filmed or having my picture taken for most of my adult life. Over the last couple of weeks however, I have become reluctantly convinced that one day we might live in a world where we all record videos as quickly and naturally as we send an email.