Let’s be realistic here; the vast majority of people at work use pen and paper as well as their digital tools. If you do, and you are managing vast amounts of written information which you use to manage your priorities, you might find this useful.
I have been using the new Livescribe3 smartpen on the road in meetings and conferences for the past 2 months. It’s good. So, I’m putting up a few pointers for you here. sync your paper and digital worlds
Quite naturally, many of the conversations I have been engaged in recently have focused on new goals, projects and priorities for the year ahead and how best to manage those when life is already busy.
Interestingly, I am hearing more talk than usual about productivity tools, ranging from downloading the newest mobile Apps through to dusting down the Filofax (founded 1921) and pulling out the Post-It notes (launched 1977) – yes, seriously!
When it comes to supporting my clients ambitions to drive productivity and effectiveness into their workload management I am tool agnostic; I am insistent on one thing though….. The best app in the world is…
My mum died towards the end of last year. Last Sunday my sisters and I rediscovered an important time management and leadership lesson from her. practical advice on wasting time
‘What can you do right now, knowing that tomorrow will be yesterday in 2 days time?’ Richard Maybury
Isn’t it amazing how much we can achieve as the quarter-end bears down on us? What is it about quarter-end that turns us into super-achievers? How can we harness that power for the first 8 or 9 weeks of the quarter? manage your quarter end easier
A few years ago, Chris Ragg, a good friend, knowing of my deep interest in purpose, priority and time management, gave me a little book.
‘This little book’, he said, ‘is probably the oldest Time Management self-help book you will read outside of scripture or philosophy.’ He was right. ‘How to Live on 24 Hours a Day’ by Arnold Bennett was first published in 1908 and contains timeless truths and solid suggestions that can be applied today. It is usefully concise and historically quirky, which makes it a pleasurable, easy read; and it is now Free!
The title, for me, was a Jerry Maguire – ‘you had me at hello’ moment. ‘How to live on 24 Hours a Day’ seems eminently more useful than any other ‘How To’ book title as far as I am concerned. here’s how to live 24 hours in a day
I am a big fan of the Livescribe digital pen, simply because it lets me combine my natural, non-intrusive, note taking with pen on paper with the productivity gains of having those notes available to me digitally on any platform.
Well, Livescribe Inc. today announced the release of the Livescribe 3 smartpen, the fastest way to make handwritten notes useful on a tablet or smartphone and this is my brief first look. Livescribe3 + iOS7 productivity
I have just finished reading my Kindle edition of ‘Time Management 2.0: 15 Secrets of a Self-Made Millionaire for Getting Things Done’ by Hank Reardon, a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author who built and sold several multimillion dollar businesses.
It is a short, sharp and practical read with some great practical advice on time management, much of which I endorse.
My blog is name-checked in the book, which is encouraging, but beyond Hank and I knowing of each other’s work I have no commercial interest in the success of the publication. I do think it is worth a £0.77 Kindle (non affiliate) download though 7 things I like about the book
A while ago my good friend and collaborator, Richard White, and I were putting the world to right – or at least the sales world to right.
Richard has built a rock-solid reputation in improving sales performance for a broad range of clients. He was coming to the conversation from a beliefs, attitude and sales behaviour perspective. I was coming at it from a beliefs, attitudes and productivity behaviour perspective. It was a cracking conversation. Before we moved on to other things he said …. improving performance and productivity
I was facilitating a stimulating event for the IoD yesterday with about 28 Owner Managers of SME businesses ranging from multi million pound turnover businesses to solo Consultancies in a broad range of markets.
We were asking ourselves the question: ‘What will you do differently to make the most of the recovery in the UK economy?’ The insights, experiences and suggestions shared were all excellent. 2 of my favourites are set out below, along with a golden nugget of business insight from a seriously successful business friend: get ready for recovery
I was reading how Morgan Stanley were holding off on their decision to upgrade to BlackBerry10 on Bloomberg over the weekend, and it got me thinking.
So I ran a research project here on iPhone vs BlackBerry usage by the people we support (click to tweet this) Here are the results: iPhone vs BlackBerry usage