Information Management

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How I’ve come to love email: my top 10 tips

By |October 13th, 2010|

A CEO’s Perspective
I love email. When used appropriately, email can provide a competitive advantage and can accelerate the likelihood for success. Clearly, I am both […]

Too Many Emails?

By |October 13th, 2010|

Do you get an endless stream of emails?

Do you feel behind on email despite spending countless hours trying to catch up on your email?

Are you […]

Your Projects: Getting A Lot Done Fast

By |September 7th, 2010|

In every job, we can find ourselves in the middle of a tug-of-war between the big things and the little things. The big things include […]

We’re Due for a Simple Productivity Tip

By |August 11th, 2010|

Many people are overwhelmed by the thought of getting organized. Managing the avalanche of information can be a bit like drinking from a fire hose. […]

Kids Write the Funniest To Do Lists

By |June 22nd, 2010|

Productivity is not for the faint of heart.  It requires discipline and hard work.

But it’s all for a good reason.

Our driving motivation boils down to […]

How to Free up Time for Two More Weeks of Vacation Each Year

By |June 9th, 2010|

Here in North America, we are notorious for not using all of our vacation time. Business Week cites that “more than 50% of Americans fail […]

Action and Inspiration

By |May 6th, 2010|

I came across a very interesting quote this week from Frank Tibolt, “We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. […]

Prioritizing in 3 Simple Steps

By |May 6th, 2010|

Help! I Need to Prioritize

Last night my head was spinning. I couldn’t wrap my head around all the things I had to do. Clients, workshops, assessment tools, […]

How to Create the Perfect To Do List

By |May 4th, 2010|

The To Do List Backlash
At a recent productivity workshop, I was telling everyone that the root of any good productivity system comes down to […]

The Checklist: If it’s good enough for Van Halen, it’s good enough for me

By |April 29th, 2010|

I love when lessons are wrapped up in good stories, like in the book The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. One story described Van Halen’s concert contracts. These contracts clearly request a bowl of M&M’s “with all the brown candies removed, upon pain of forfeiture of the show, with full compensation to the band”. The story goes on to say that Van Halen actually followed through on this clause at least once. My first reaction to this was: “Wow – another example of a ridiculous rock star request”. But my reaction changed as I read more …