11 tips for changing the meeting culture: a short guide for new leaders

It’s hard to find anyone who loves meetings. Why? Because our experience of them is usually negative. Ask a colleague why they hate meetings and you’ll probably hear a combination of: they start late, they run long, there’s no purpose, there’s no outcome, the information is irrelevant, I could have been getting important work done, they … Continue reading 11 tips for changing the meeting culture: a short guide for new leaders

My 5 favorite videos from 2017: bitcoin, life’s journey, stoicism, procrastination & how we learn

Used in the right way, Youtube can be an amazing source of learning and personal development. The world changed a lot in 2017, and so did I. Here’s what influenced me. Ever wonder how bitcoin (and other crypto currencies) actually work? - 3 Blue 1 Brown Life is not a journey - Alan Watts The … Continue reading My 5 favorite videos from 2017: bitcoin, life’s journey, stoicism, procrastination & how we learn

The best articles from 2017 (as shared in The Monthly Review)

2017 was a big year. Now that 2018 is well under way, here's a recap of 2017's best articles from around the web, as shared by The Monthly Review. Enjoy! Productivity How to Make Your Mondays More Productive (and Less Stressful) Monday. It’s the day we all love to dread. Garfield famously hates Mondays, and … Continue reading The best articles from 2017 (as shared in The Monthly Review)

Why you need to keep your work space clean and organised

People tend to focus too much on what app they can use to boost their productivity, when often it’s their physical environment that’s holding them back. Studies have shown that the average worker loses about an hour a day to disorganisation. Consider for a moment what that means in productivity terms. Let’s say for argument’s … Continue reading Why you need to keep your work space clean and organised

How to become the “go-to” person for important projects

We were once limited by our existing skill set. We were locked into our speciality. If you were trained in preparing budget reports, you prepared budget reports. If you were really good at writing copy, you wrote copy. If you were a project manager, you managed projects. There was very little room to move outside … Continue reading How to become the “go-to” person for important projects