Category Archives for "Productivity"

Are You Blowing the Most Important 10 Minutes in Your Day?

Productivity

Are You Blowing the Most Important 10 Minutes in Your Day?Cooking GearRon Friedman is one of my favorite writers on productivity and work/life balance. In this Harvard Business Review article Ron uses Anthony Bourdain, the famous chef and author, as a model for how solo-professionals can create a successful day by preparing the night before. Chefs […]

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Naming and Saving Your Consulting Research as Collections of Chrome Tabs

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Naming and Saving Your Consulting Research as Collections of Chrome TabsHave you ever done hours of research on the web, created a collection of tabs with the info you need, and then had to repeat your work as you try to find them all a few days later? Wouldn’t it be great if you could […]

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Get More Work Done – Focus with the Pomodoro Technique

Productivity , Professional Skills

The age of being a proud multi-tasker has come and gone! Brain function and task efficiency research shows that multi-tasking and being open to interruption makes tasks take longer and produces lower quality results. For effective professional productivity you need to focus. The Pomodoro Technique is simple to apply and helps you focus on a single-task […]

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Get Max Productivity from these Windows 10 Tricks

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My son goes to a technology high school where they build robots, do experiments with DNA, and play with stuff that was science fiction when I was in school. He is part of a cabal that trades tips on how to use Windows 10 to its max. His fingers fly across his Windows 10 laptop, […]

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Do You Set Up Your Teams for Checklist Failure? 6 Steps to Checklist Success

Productivity , Professional Skills

Checklists reduce death rates in hospitals by almost half, yet most hospitals fail when trying to use them. You might not be working in a hospital, but what they leaned will improve your teams… In any given surgical procedure, the number of steps and procedures that must be followed exactly can be huge. The chances […]

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Top 17 Business and Personal Productivity Tips

Productivity , Professional Skills

Last week’s newsletter contained the Top 25 Excel Dashboard Tips by page views from 2015 articles in Critical to Success. This week’s list has the 17 Most Popular Personal Productivity and Business Performance Tips from 2015. A few of these productivity and performance tips are in both lists, because they use Excel charting, like the Steven Covey […]

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Speed Reading Non-Fiction Books and Remembering What is Critical to Success

Productivity , Professional Skills

If you are like most business professionals you have little time or energy after work for reading non-fiction, all those books you know would help your career, your life, your future. But, there is a way to read, and enjoy it, and even remember what you have read when you need it. I still remember […]

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Get More Work Done – Focus with the Pomodoro Technique

Productivity , Professional Skills

The age of being a proud multi-tasker has come and gone! Brain function and task efficiency research show that multi-tasking and being open to interruption makes tasks take longer and produces lower quality results. For effective professional productivity you need to focus. Personally, I’ve found my brain distracts itself by continually thinking of new ideas […]

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