12 reasons you might consider leaving your job for a new challenge

There’s nothing left to learn. There are no opportunities to contribute on projects that you care about. You can’t let your unique abilities loose. The majority of your day is spent performing tasks that serve no greater purpose. Your efforts go unrecognised despite doing your best to promote yourself, your work, your project in a … Continue reading 12 reasons you might consider leaving your job for a new challenge

11 steps to more effective meetings

It’s hard to find anyone who would say that they love meetings. In fact, most people would probably say the opposite. Ask a colleague what they think about 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 … Continue reading 11 steps to more effective meetings

What kind of work should you do first thing in the morning?

“Your most important work, your highest-value work is the work that is most important to your team’s mission.” There’s a lot said among productivity pundits about the power of doing our most meaningful or most high-value work first thing in the morning. The theory being, and it’s backed by research, that we have the most cognitive … Continue reading What kind of work should you do first thing in the morning?

How to make project planning simpler and more effective

Planning is guessing. ‬ But... ‪Being reactive costs 3 times more than planning.‬ As a leader, what do you do? The answer is in the middle. Set high-level goals and lay a path for how you’re going to get there.‬ You can’t know exactly what it will take to achieve what you want.‬ And, what … Continue reading How to make project planning simpler and more effective

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